My grandparents were very frugal people. They grew up during the depression and lived through WW2 and food rationing. They kept everything! Memaw even kept a book of ration tickets with her box of keepsakes. I think she kept every card we ever gave her and she would thoughtfully “re-gift” them to us on special… Continue reading Let’s Talk Valentine’s Day
Wise words from my youngest son on his 21st birthday last week… Chris (Dad) : So Jake, what have you learned in your 21 years on earth? Jake: (Without missing a beat)1. Listen more and talk less. 2. You can learn something from everyone, no matter how old they are, even children. 3. Greet everyone with an open… Continue reading Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!
This fourth grader is a MESS! He’s a “balla” (baseBALL, footBALL)! His confidence overflows! He practiced his typing skills on the computer at my sister’s office, since school was cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey. And, he’s got style…Check out his new “do”! Click play, the video isn’t sideways! This little Texan got his teeth cleaned… Continue reading Fish out of Water
The summer of 1986… I was seventeen, the summer before my senior year in high school. My grandparents took me to Europe to visit my Aunt and Uncle in The Netherlands and my friend Birgit in Germany. I spent two months traveling through six different countries. It was the trip of a lifetime! At the… Continue reading Summer in Paris