2019 turned out to be a very good year. And for me, that was a bit surprising because I am much more partial to even numbered years than to odd … Continue Reading ♫ It Was a Very Good Year♫
While a father’s or mother’s parenting of a child may never actually end, a major milestone is certainly achieved when said child marries. In November of this year, my wife … Continue Reading A Tale of Three Weddings
The recent marking of the 50thanniversary of man landing and walking on the moon prompted me to pause and reflect back on that historic event. For those of my generation—the … Continue Reading Things Invented in My Lifetime
This week marks 20 years since we moved into our current house. It was in the spring of 1999 that we were looking to gain more room and give everyone … Continue Reading Home for 20 Years!
I don’t typically mark the anniversary of the death of one of my loved ones but rather remember them on their birthdays, which I have done several times in the … Continue Reading 20th Anniversary of Mom’s Death
I have always had what could be described as a “love-hate” relationship with the New Year’s Eve holiday. On the one hand, I love to reflect back over the past 12 … Continue Reading Happy New Year’s Eve!
Earlier this year, I wrote about the many new things I had learned from reading one of my dad’s sermons each day during Lent. (This was the second year in a … Continue Reading Dad’s Last Sermon
In January, I got the wonderful opportunity to travel to Seattle to meet my newest grandson, our fourth grandchild. Here I am holding him for the very first time when … Continue Reading Granddaddy Times Four
I reached another significant milestone this year. No not a 20th wedding or work anniversary; I actually achieved both of those many years ago. No this year, 2017, marked the … Continue Reading 20th Anniversary
In 2015, I chronicled all the towns I had lived in during my lifetime as well as shared some of the more significant firsts that I experienced in each of … Continue Reading Moving
In addition to my dad’s sermons that I brought home from my sister’s house last year, another item was a box of my mom’s old photo albums. My first task … Continue Reading Mom’s Photo Albums
As long as I can remember, I have always loved car magazines. Of course this should not come as a surprise for someone like me who loves cars. At one … Continue Reading Old Car Magazines
Some additional items that I will need to take home before I retire are the photos that have graced my office desk for all these years. I started working at … Continue Reading Kids Photos on My Office Desk
No doubt that phrase will be very familiar to any baby-boomer from his or hers days of reading Mad Magazine in the 1960s. Interestingly, as I was pondering exploring this … Continue Reading What, Me Worry?
Even though my retirement is still months away, I have already begun to clean out some old files as the archiving staff will be leaving before my last day. I … Continue Reading Old Files
Another month went by before I had time to continue my exploration of the bins. It was actually Thanksgiving night, still thoroughly stuffed from our Thanksgiving lunch, while watching college … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cabinets: Dad’s Sermons – Getting Them Organized.