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.
Due to a busy fall, it was over a month before I got a chance to start going through Dad’s sermons. Another item that my sister gave me was this … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cabinets: Dad’s Sermons – All of Them!
When I wrote about my first road trip in my new Subaru WRX last year, I left it as a bit of a mystery as to the contents of this … Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cabinets: A Mystery!
Last year, I wrote about a “birthday” of sorts for my 1994 Mazda Miata as it was celebrating 20 years with me. I was pleased to learn that this post … Continue Reading Going on Sweet 16
Merry Christmas! What better topic for the little kid in all of us on Christmas Day than Toys! Now that my wife and I have been grandparents for more than … Continue Reading Toys: Then and Now
Fifty years is a pretty significant milestone to achieve. But for me, someone who reached the age of 60 this year, hitting this half-century mark occurred over a decade ago. … Continue Reading A Lot of Things Turning 50 This Year