Tag Archives: Grandchildren

New Driver

Our oldest grandson’s sixteenth birthday and newly acquired learners permit brought to mind some of my own driving experiences as a sixteen year old. One of my earliest times driving on snow-covered roads, I came to a stop sign, slowed, … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Some things never change. Decades ago Art Linkletter penned the book, Kids Say the Darndest Things, using quips from the children on his show, Art Linkletter’s House Party. And kids today still say the darndest things, as several tykes recently … Continue reading

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The In-law Cometh

She only came to help, to watch the grandkids for a few days while Son and Daughter-in-law (henceforth referred to as THEY or THEM) enjoyed a time away. She didn’t mean to mess up things, it just happened. It began … Continue reading

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A Lost Friend, Found

The question came during a writers’ conference workshop. “What was your favorite book when a child?” Warm thoughts from long ago rushed into my mind. I answered, “Tommy Little.” A puzzled look crossed the instructor’s face. She had never heard … Continue reading

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Life’s Cloudy Days

It started during the night with a scratchy feeling in the throat. But I needed to leave that morning for a five-day stay with the grandsons while our son and daughter-in-law traveled out-of-town. Getting sick was not an option. For … Continue reading

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Overnight Hike to Bonnell Flat

The last hurrah of summer turned into an easy backpacking hike along the Pine Creek Rails-to-Trails with the two oldest grandsons. The three of us started at the Whitetail Access Area and hiked to the camping area at Bonnell Flat. Tall … Continue reading

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The Dreads

It’s the season when those nasty dreads sneak up from behind and erupt full blown. It’s not that I don’t know they’re coming, it’s more like I see them in the distance but ignore them for too long. Then WHAM, they’re … Continue reading

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