Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

 

Daffodils From the Heart

August 7th, 2014

With his head down, he comes sauntering in, with his eyebrows where his chin had been. Wyatt’s our fourth grandchild and we’re as proud as can be, that he’s coming into his own, for all the world to see. Since he entered this world in two thousand and ten, he’s not had much to say.  […]

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Dimples, a Grin, and Love Within

June 16th, 2014

From two brothers growing up, to having sons of my own, in my whole life, I’ve seen nothing but testosterone! So, when this “la femme” was born to my eldest son, Matt, I honestly didn’t know quite what to make of that. Now, you’ve heard that granddaughters can have their way, with their grandfathers, getting […]

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Hit the Wall? Keep On Going!

June 15th, 2014

You’re walking down life’s highway when in a flash—it’s gone! Instant freefall.  Helpless panic.  How can you go on? Gravity has turned on you and it happened in a blink. Life has changed instantly before you had time to think. If this had happened early in life, you’d be more equipped, and not so vulnerable […]

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Turn the Page

June 15th, 2014

Life goes on and with each passing age, We get to reflect on the turn of the page. Catherine began life with a head full of curls, Belying the tomboy that was inside this girl. A natural athlete of considerable skill, With a basketball in hand, she was the real deal! Summertimes were spent at […]

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C’mon (Little) Man

January 11th, 2014

Who is this wee lad who comes by my way, Offering me a frog…then taking it away? Austin’s his name and make no mistake, He’s here to spread joy, for goodness sake! But what of this give and take with the amphibian? Give him a second, he’ll soon be off again. He’s into this, or […]

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Those Guys Band – Anderson Museum Gala

February 2nd, 2010

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Get A Grip

January 4th, 2009

It might have been spring, more like early summer, when I took my sons, the elder and the younger, to Woodhaven in Pendleton, a golf course, Par 3, which for the uninitiated is a golf analogy for a course made up of eighteen short holes. No need for a driver – these holes need short […]

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I’ve Got Poppy’s Chair!

January 4th, 2009

The door barely opens and he’s in on the run, before the first greetings have even begun. He’s wearing a big grin as he quickly zips by, barely slowing, he turns to catch his Poppy’s eye. The game is on and they both are aware that, for the next few moments, the prize is…a chair. […]

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My Yard Sale Mama

January 4th, 2009

 You can catch Yard Sale Mama, if you really wanna, on any given Saturday morn. If the weather is right, she’ll be out before light.  To miss this would leave her forlorn. If Arnold’s the Terminator, then Nancy’s the Accumulator, bringing home carloads of stuff. She loves the wheeling and she loves the dealing.  She […]

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