Category Archives: Family

YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS …

“You can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ‘em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.”  Harper Lee Most of … Continue reading

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ON BEING A GRANDMA

I remember having grandparents that were a very important part of my upbringing even though they were not in my life every day. One of those grandmothers was a typical farmer’s wife with 8 children. She made sure that fresh … Continue reading

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GENERATION GAP

“Here’s the truth. Your teens and twenties are your Plan A. At 50, you’re assessing whether Plan B or Plan C or any of the other plans you hatched actually worked. Your sixties and seventies, they’re an improvisation. Dick Van … Continue reading

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AND THEN IT BEGAN

On March 10, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell spoke these words into his new invention – the telephone – “Mr. Watson, come here.  I want to see you.”  The rest of course is history, but I do wonder what Mr. Bell would think … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BARBIE

It’s hard to imagine that Barbie has been around since March 9, 1959.  That would make her 58 today.  Do you think this is an accurate image of what she might look like had she actually aged over those years? … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

  So, another day in which we show the world how immature we are as a society.  If we want to prove our importance in the workplace or at home, we simply don’t go to work or do the things … Continue reading

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FAMILY VACATIONS

Most everyone remembers the family vacation movies that appeared several years ago.  We had our own version of those memorable road trips ourselves and I’m sure many of you have as well. In the movies, the most outlandish things happened, … Continue reading

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THE CASE OF THE MISSING SOCK

I will never understand what happens to socks on laundry day.  There’s always at least one missing.  For years I’ve struggled with this dilemma.  My granddaughter has informed me that matching socks are so yesterday, so it’s not really a … Continue reading

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MOVING DAY

Dear, Lord, You have seen us through many trials and joys in our married life.  Today we are undertaking another chapter in the wonderful adventure you’ve created for us.  We will need every ounce of energy, stamina and ability to … Continue reading

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SAY PLEASE & THANK YOU

Two of the first words we learn as toddlers are please and thank you – rather than demanding and expecting to get an immediate response. If we look at our relationship to God in this way, things might go a lot … Continue reading

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