Last year as I was assembling our artificial Christmas tree for the 17th time, I wondered if it would be my last time to put up this particular tree. With … Continue Reading ♫ O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree ♫
Continued from Our First Child’s Wedding… As soon as we got home from our son’s wedding in California, we had to kick it into high gear to make final preparations … Continue Reading Our Daughter’s Wedding
Last fall, as I was reflecting on our youngest son’s wedding, it made me pause to think back to our oldest son and daughter’s weddings over eight years prior. Both … Continue Reading Our First Child’s Wedding
Although my dad died over eighteen years ago, I feel I have been on a special journey with him over the past six weeks by reading one of his sermons … Continue Reading Mornings with Dad
Have you noticed how the price of greeting cards has ratcheted up over the last few years? I am mainly talking about birthday cards as I seem to buy quite … Continue Reading Box of Old Cards
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
Since I retired at the end of last October, I have been making good progress on completing many of the items I had on my Short-term To Do list. In … Continue Reading Closet of Hidden Treasures?
Last year, I decided to read one of my dad’s sermons each day during Lent. After Easter, I tried keeping that up for a while but found I could not … Continue Reading New Learning from Dad’s Sermons
This was one of the really good books I read in 2016. As I mentioned in my best of 2016 books blog post, what got me to read this book … Continue Reading Mary Tyler Moore Show
After years and years of anticipation and months and months of planning, I retired last week. This is a self-photo I took of myself in my office on my last … Continue Reading Retired!
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
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
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
Wow, four years! When I started this blog post on February 9th, 2013, I never envisaged I would still be publishing these four years later and yet I have been … Continue Reading Four Years Blogging
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