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…

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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

South Dakota

I was born in South Dakota. Dad tried hard to make a living as a farmer. I laugh when I hear people say "It must ge great to be a farmer! Work when you want play when you want." You can tell those people have NEVER even seen a straight row of corn. "You can … Continue reading South Dakota

Barbed wire, tearing jeans and ripping skin since 1867

Wow It really is hard to find barbed wired that is still in use. Maybe because of things like this story!!You know I really should stay off of the internet – or at least Facebook. I saw a photo that exclaimed “Barbed wire, tearing jeans and ripping skin since 1867.” AND guess what?? Yep, I … Continue reading Barbed wire, tearing jeans and ripping skin since 1867

South Dakota

I remember back in the 60's I was in school and we were learning our states. We all got to put a flag in the state where we were born. When I put my flag in South Dakota with all of the pride a 3rd grader could muster, I remember one of my classmates asked … Continue reading South Dakota

Peanut Butter Cookies… not so EDIBLE!!

Edible I must have been about 7 or 8 when Mom decided that we should make cookies. I told her I can do that by myself. Mom humored me and said, "Well, how about if I just help with the measuring?" I thought that would be OK. We set about bringing all the ingredients onto the … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies… not so EDIBLE!!

Getting above your raisin’

Now most of you know that I grew up in the Denver Metro area. I went and visited my family on the farm in South Dakota. Being born in Mitchell, SD. How ever we moved while I was still and infant. Actually that is the reason we moved, my asthma. On these trips I admit … Continue reading Getting above your raisin’