Category Archives: family

BARRINGER HOUSE

Sammy and I went to Ada, Ok. to visit with our son, Carl, and his family on Easter Sunday. The house they were living in has an interesting history. It is called the Barringer House built in 1907. They are … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRYDON

I sat observing a great-nephew at Christmas time. Brydon had received a Lego kit. He went directly to a card table, pulled out the book, looked at the first few pages, then back to the first to see what pieces … Continue reading

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AUTOGRAPHED CABINET

The cabinet above belonged to my Great-grandmother Moore; it is now in the possession of my sister. Our grandchildren are now able to read some of the highlights of day. The notations are written on the inside of the two … Continue reading

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THAT DRIVES ME TO DRINK

I made a reservation to have my fingernails done. Noon tomorrow? Okay, fine. About 15 minutes later I got a call asking if I could come in at 4:00 today. Okay, fine. I arrived on time. The place was full … Continue reading

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SO DIFFERENT TO BE SO MUCH ALIKE

Aunt Delma’s birthday was last week. As usual I am remembering late. I am cut/paste the blog from five years ago. In this cancel culture time, I dare say there are a lot of bigots who have pegged Aunt Delma … Continue reading

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GRANNETH’S PET?

Edith Murray was called Granneth by her family.  She liked it much better than Grandma Edith.  The little ones learned quickly to say something that sounded like Granneth.  Her grandchildren were always anxious to show off their new ones as … Continue reading

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UNDER THE WEATHER? YES!

Sounds like I might not have time to design a blog pleasing to your eyes, sweetly fragrant to your nose, drops of wine on your lips, blankkie-snuggly to your touch, and a joyfully chanted tune in your ears BUT I … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLYDE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CLYDE To my one and only brother, Just him,  I’ve got no other. Here’s  how we got one another, It’s cause we have the same dad and mother. Just want you to know I have no druther Than … Continue reading

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LEAVING A LEGACY

The top image is the news release about a class I was teaching at the Senior Center a few years ago. The second, below, was the first page of my teaching plans. It was an eight week course. It was … Continue reading

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CONGRATULATIONS, EVAN

Birth, 1998: 3 Pounds, 12 Oz* First picture: Three weeks old: 4 Pounds, 13 Oz Second picture: Twenty-two years old. Bigger than that! “Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Theodore Roosevelt … Continue reading

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