And the decision was made!

As I sit in a nice house, with baseboard heating, I remember the smell of the school when they first started the heating. A kind of musty smell and the lunchroom was warming up the beef stew (NO!! I don't want to know what was in it!). It made the official start of fall. It … Continue reading And the decision was made!

NOT just a suggestion…

I had a really good time at my Uncle Donnie's 90th birthday gathering. Once I got there. I learned something new about South Dakota. I was driving along minding my own business. When out of NOWHERE What to my wondering eyes should appear but flashing red and blue lights! Just 5 miles from my destination. … Continue reading NOT just a suggestion…

My Rock… My Dad

I will tell you that most kids "discover" that their parents were kids just about the time they have kids of their own. Well, I know it did to me. Thinking back I should have known that something was up when I had a "Father/Daughter" ice skating party. If you have lived in the area … Continue reading My Rock… My Dad

My Mississippi Trip – or how NOT to get water from a well

I know that everybody has their own way of remembering things. I try to remember the funny. I know that if I can't laugh at my self, life isn't much fun! On one occasion the humor came from Mississippi in the late 60's or early 70's. We had driven down in a Chevy and pulled … Continue reading My Mississippi Trip – or how NOT to get water from a well

Parents vs Grandparents!!

Between when my parents stopped being parents (OK, they never stopped but you get the drift!) and when the first grandchild appeared. My parents were switched out for some alien parents. They who would never let me get away with anything... well sort of.  But when they had grand kids and everything was OK. When … Continue reading Parents vs Grandparents!!

Adulting

Have you ever noticed that what ever first attracts you to someone is what you can't stand after a while? Let me share some examples: They are so outgoing becomes They wants to go out with their friends EVERY night! Sense of humor becomes They are always goofing off. They don't take anything seriously! He … Continue reading Adulting

Uncle Donnie turns 90

I am getting ready to take a trip. What kind you may ask? A very important one. My Uncle Donnie is turning 90. As I age I understand a little more exactly what it takes to make it to 90. Not as far as 90 yet. But my body has told me that the years … Continue reading Uncle Donnie turns 90

Antiques and Junque

  Antiques and Junque My winter project. Trying to get ready for spring chickens. Who thinks I can actually do this, hold up your hands. You may not know but my hand is not UP!! If I get this done I want vacation in the Bahamas!! Right! Have chicken coop, need chickens! Have junque need … Continue reading Antiques and Junque

Mom’s Recipe Box

Long before the internet and recipes galore, there was the recipe box. Mom had recipes from WAY back. Along with a few items that I found very interesting. I was looking for a Christmas candy recipe that Mom use to make called "Mom's Divinity". It was from HER mother. I remember Mom always saying "You … Continue reading Mom’s Recipe Box

Should have…

Should have had an Inkling  7:00 AM It is Monday morning in the household here in Kirk. Silence is emanating from the top of the stairs to the bottom of the basement. Not a sound to be heard... 7:30 AM Still as silent as can be. Why would this be note worthy I hear you … Continue reading Should have…