Tag: My Family

Jun 28

My Old Man

As a boy I only knew my grandfather from my mother’s side. My paternal grandfather, John, was dead long before I was born. In that he died of his own hand my Father was reluctant to speak of him so I knew very little of his life. Now that I am a grandfather I feel …

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May 30

Memorial Day – 2016

On this Memorial Day I feel compelled to tell the story of two of my cousins, both who tragically died in the service of their country. This is not a story of death in combat nor a story of bravery and heroism, not in the traditional sense. But it is a story that I feel …

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Oct 31

The Farm

I write this blog for various reasons. Sometimes I like to rant, sometimes I like to reminisce. Today is one of those reminiscing days. You may not be interested in my childhood memories, you may have already clicked away, or you may be rolling your eyes and thinking “this guy is really weird”. I won’t …

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Sep 29

Summer Vacation

School has been in session now for over a month. I am sure that in many classrooms across America, writing assignments have been handed out in English Composition classes with the theme “What I did on my summer vacation”. Although it has been many years since I have been in school I did experience a …

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Aug 16

Smokescreen

I have never been much of a sports enthusiast. In fact, one might say there is a long list of sports I am not very interested in, if at all. as a kid about the only time I developed an interest in baseball was on opening day. That interest waned quickly after opening day but …

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Feb 15

My Birthday Blog

“Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me” he sang to himself in his best Mortimer Snerd immitation. He of course is me, and I was singing in that fashioin as I stood before the mirror this morning while shaving. Then I begin to think exactgly what this day means, so I changed the words …

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Nov 24

Thanksgiving Day Memories

For as far back as I can remember, and at least until Thanksgiving of 1988, my Dad was the one who prepared Thanksgiving Dinner. He would get up very early and begin preparing the turkey. It was a fascinating thing to watch. He was meticulous in his preparations. He would rub precise amounts of butter …

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Apr 29

My Parent’s House

Recently I had occasion to visit my parent’s home. On the surface that seems somewhat inane and a not point of conversation. You know, “Hey, I went to my folks house”, “Yeah, so what”. But, my folks aren’t here any more. In fact, Dad has been gone for 21 years, and Mom has been gone …

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Apr 08

Goodbye GG!

Yesterday in the early afternoon someone near and dear passed away. My Mother in Law, Dori, crossed over quietly and without complaint. It was fitting that she die that way because that was how she lived her life, quietly and without complaint. She succumbed to cancer. I believe the official type was throat cancer. She …

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