Girl!

Girl!

Girl! I suspect that I was a precocious toddler.  I don’t have any stories about being particularly verbose when I was young.  But knowing how my brain has always worked, and how my oldest son was, I was likely the kind of kid that liked to articulate words “bigger...
She is my Sister!

She is my Sister!

She is my Sister! I am the youngest of 5 siblings.  And, I’m the baby — by far! My older siblings (3 sisters and one brother) were spaced about a year and half apart. I believe my folks figured they were done with four. Then about 6 years after my next oldest, here...
My Distant Sibling

My Distant Sibling

My Distant Sibling My sister Maudie was born 11 years before I came onto this planet. She was the first child, and I was the last of five! By the time I managed to arrive here on Earth, she was already on the edge of being a teen. She had lived through much of her...
Dave and his boys

Dave and his boys

Dave and his boys I’m always amazed at how strong the love can be between parent and kids. I know that personally, I have been completely transformed by the act of parenthood, and the strong love and devotion I have for my kids. And, it is not just my biological...
The Watchful Tree

The Watchful Tree

The Watchful Tree Yesterday was Dad’s birthday (he’d be like 97, were he still alive), and it got me thinking of some experiences with the man. One that popped up was a camping adventure, in Rocky Mountain National Park, back when I was around 11 or 12: We were...
All the Dogs in my Life

All the Dogs in my Life

All the Dogs in my Life I have been blessed to have so many great canine companions over my lifetime. Good dogs; great friends; trusted companions — all of them! Even though the dog friends have been many, as have the years, I have clear and treasured memories...

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