Category Archives: family


“Welcome your wandering child back home,” will likely be good advice given from pulpits this Sunday, Father’s Day.  And it is a good one and it is scripture based on the story of the Prodigal Son.  This is tied to … Continue reading

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Sadly I admit to contributing to the falling away of such things as decorating graves.  Due, I suppose, to the fact that I have no one buried within 350 miles of me.  And compounded by the lack of a decision … Continue reading

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Look what has been added to my family.  I’ve had the guy a long time.  So by process of elimination…you got it!  I’ve got a new daughter (in-law).  She is a wonder.  Roger finally found a girl good enough to … Continue reading

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“When we move, you will have a room all by yourself, and so will Bubby,” promised Momma and Daddy.  And they kept that promise. About a quarter of a mile south of the sandy creek in the Southeastern corner of … Continue reading

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I awoke from an troublesome dream this morning with a tune in my head and the words, “Somebody’s paper daddy.”  The visual in the dream was as follows:  There were two babies lying on their backs with only diapers on.  On … Continue reading

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This picture shows you who is to blame for my absenteeism on my blog for the last four days. My sisters.  Fortunately for me they did not reach dating age until I had my man securely signed and sealed.  Aren’t … Continue reading

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I’ve lived 83 years and I’m reminded of Edith Bunker who was asked by an old school chum what she had been doing since high school. She began by saying something like “Well, I worked for two months at Lawson’s … Continue reading

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Someone had whammed the guard rail!  A sign had been put up “Damaged Guardrail.”  When installed it was shiny, sturdy, and solid, but now it is messy, marred, and mangled.    I wonder who hit the guard rail and why.  Was … Continue reading

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November 28, 1913  – The day my daddy (Pete) was born.  Had he lived he would be 103; as it was he lived to 63.  He died from a heart attack, unexpected by those around him.  After he was gone, … Continue reading

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Cleda Amy Riddle Rodgers Venter I saw online that there were “no famous birthdays” on June 20, 1913. Well, come again? There was at least one famous one! One extremely important to me.  Cleda Amy Riddle – this lovely little baby girl … Continue reading

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