Tag Archives: Dad

The Guy from the Party

When I was seventeen years old I couldn’t wait to graduate from high school and go to a college away from momma and daddy. I was absolutely sure that I was ready to take on the world. I did graduate … Continue reading

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The Barn View

  When our children were young, I worked hard to teach them good manners and keep them in line. Summers were sometimes difficult because we soon grew tired of each other. “Nothing to do. Bored. Don’t want to work in … Continue reading

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Chips and Underwear

          We nearly lost dad last week. Not lost as in he accidentally ventured into the mall and had a panic attack, but “lost” as in choked to death on a tortilla chip. Dad was sitting … Continue reading

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Sneaky “NOT” Gifts

  I like the beginning of the New Year because it is pulsing with positive vibes and self-reflection. Time for new ideas. Time for changes. Time to get things straight. Time for good intentions to be shaken up and dusted … Continue reading

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Worth the Wait

  In this day of immediacy and instant gratification, I find it difficult to help my children learn to wait. Often they will come in from school and say, “Oh, mom don’t cook big tonight. Let’s just have some kind … Continue reading

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Burrito Prayers

Travel makes us appreciate the small things in life such as a little twin bed out on the back porch. We recently traveled a ways from home and stayed with a close relative. We arrived on a timely schedule and … Continue reading

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Pond Slime and Two Little Boys

Pond Slime and Two Little Boys Sometime during the early fall, our pond waterfall quit gurgling. We traipsed down to see what was going on and discovered that the pump was clogged, burned out, or just plain tired. It had … Continue reading

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