Category Archives: family

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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SADIE BECOMES A LADY

There once was a child named Sadie Who bounced, jumped, and twirled As bands slipped from hair uncurled. Would Sadie ever become a lady? Now ninety, age has done her no favors And sitting has now replaced labors. Her mind … Continue reading

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WEEKEND WITH ASHLYN, 2015

“Hurry, Baby, we have to get out of here before the snow gets worse,” said Roger to Ashlyn as they went out the door. Sammy and I stood in the door watching them go. Ashlyn hurried along beside her “Haw-Hee.” … Continue reading

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WELCOME, WEE ONE

Great-great-grandmother – As the ebb and flow of life Brings me Oliver! _______________ Picture is my real great-great grandson. Adorable, huh? _______________ Written for Ronavan A weekly haiku challenge by Ronavan Writes

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

If Ammie had not had to go to the hospital, the chair wouldn’t cause me so much pain. “She’s okay,” the doctor said.  “She has a brilliant mind.  We are going to keep her for some testing and studies.” It … Continue reading

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POEM: THANKFUL FOR ENCOURAGEMENT

Dear Friends, let me  introduce my son, Carl, to you.The poem below was written by him. I’m thankful to You, Jesus… That you encourage me as You do. That You encourage me in what I have done, though I’ve failed. And that … Continue reading

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SAM’S STORY, part 6 – MERCHANT NAVY

So I was off to Seaschool at Grave’s End in London, right on the River Thames.  While I was there I had an attack of appendicitis. The appendix was gangrenous so I remained in the hospital for a couple of … Continue reading

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SAM’S STORY – BEGINNING

My name is Samuel Hayes—no middle name.  I was lucky to get two names being born in the 1920’s during the depression.  My parents were Thomas and Florence Hayes, lowly shop owners in Liverpool, England. My earliest memory was playing … Continue reading

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JUST ONE LIKE THAT!

What’s been said about a sister? Cool, glamorous, smart, encouraging, stimulating, loving, witty, calm, patient, loyal, and inspiring. Sometimes you know that their sisters cannot be all that! Must be some exaggeratin’ goin’ on. Ain’t nobody got a sister like … Continue reading

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