Category Archives: Kids and Grandkids

My Grandparents’ House

I knew my grandparent’s house as well as my own. I spent many hours there, especially in the summer when my Dad would go to help Grandpa with the farming. Dad would park the truck out back and look for … Continue reading

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The Rhythm of the Swing

I did a double-take this morning when I glanced out my kitchen window and saw a child swinging on our well-worn swing set.  I tiptoed into the family room to see if my 18 year old granddaughter was still sleeping. She … Continue reading

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Take me Back

Take me back to growing up on the farm Where chores were part of daily life and freedom to roam and play was the norm. When Sunday School was never missed and going to school was an adventure. When junior … Continue reading

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The Hike

Never so weary, never so in woe, Bedabbled with the dew, and torn with briers; I can no further crawl, no further go; My legs can keep no pace with my desires. – A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream We were all … Continue reading

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When in Portland….

The trip started out badly.  Boarded the plane.  Mechanical issues.   Delay.  Missed connecting flight.  Delay. Lightning in Oklahoma City.   Planes grounded.  Delay.  No free WiFi at Dallas Fort Worth.  That’s just annoying.   Delay.  Change gates.  Change terminal. … Continue reading

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Picking up Rocks

There have been many articles recently about “helicopter parents”.  Meaning parents that hover a bit too closely to protect their children and in doing so cause them to be fearful and develop into adults that are afraid to take a … Continue reading

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Seven Sentence Story

      Shoppers, who at first had formed an orderly line, suddenly surged forward like the gush of a fire hydrant to extinguish a blaze. I squeezed tightly but felt the small hand  slip away. My fearful shouting could … Continue reading

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