Back in the Days When Kids Were Kids

When I was a kid, life was really cool. Living with my grandparents while my Daddy was in the Marines was full of farm animals, vegetable gardens, apple orchards, flower gardens and red clay banks.   The new little round screen TV was a pure wonder to me.  I could see programs like "The Lone Ranger, Tonto With Silver and Scout", "Captain Kangaroo & Mr. Green Jeans" and "Gene Autry & his horse, Champion"  Back then, good guys wore ...

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Way Back When Things Were Easier to Understand

The most frustrating thing I have had to face about life is that just when it seems things are comfortable, something or somebody tosses a cow patty in the middle of everything.   Webster's defines what normal means but that doesn't hold true when things happen that change your life in ways that seem impossible to handle or to even find anything that resembles "normal".   At the age of six, my journey of going through life changes started. ...

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Things [and people] that make for Laughs and Smiles!

Posted on May 28, 2014

I like the way smiles and laughs just happen. Usually  when a smile starts, laughter is coming right behind it.  An  example of that is when we opened a carton of Blue Bunny brand ice cream a few months ago.  Much to our delight, we found a "Happy  Face".   The kids and I just cracked up.  Allison said we needed a picture, that the bunny had sent us a smile. Smiles can turn up at times when we are grouchy as a bear and have the ...

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