Category Archives: Family

Once Upon a Time – Valentine’s

Once upon a time . . . When we were kids all great stories started this way. I have a great story to tell, so here it goes. Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a young lady who didn't feel so young anymore. At the ripe old age of 27 she felt…
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Scouts: A Dying Breed?

Both our sons were in the Cub Scouts and then Boy Scouts.  They did community service, learned basic survival skills, and generally had a good time with earning badges and camping out regularly. Each of them persevered and achieved the highest rank in Boy Scouts by earning their Eagle Award.  In general, the public is…
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4th of July Ponderings

We just finished "observing" the 4th of July, and I have been pondering my thoughts and feelings about it. When I was a child I recall grilling out (on charcoal), eating watermelon, and watching fireworks. Though to be truly honest, at this moment I cannot remember a specific experience. It is more a memory of…
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Don’t Say That!

My family had very strict rules, when I was growing up, about what was allowed and not allowed. One area was language. No cursing of any kind was allowed. This included words that made you think of the forbidden curse word. No sound alikes. Such as; gosh, golly, darn, you get the picture. I can truly…
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