Category Archives: Faith & Family

Happy 30th Birthday To Our Oldest Baby (Gulp)

In a few days, our oldest daughter, Leah, will celebrate her 30th birthday (or the 5th anniversary of her 25th birthday, as she likes to say). It is hard to believe that I have been a parent for 30 years.  30 … Continue reading

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Up North: Where Winter is Welcome

When my sister and her husband moved Up North years ago, I told her that I would only come to visit her in the non-Winter months.  To me, that means May to September because snow can fall at any time in any … Continue reading

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Twentysomethings

This was an eventful year for us. Our middle child graduated from college and moved away from home. Three down, two to go. We decided to downsize and put our house on the market.  That’s a work in progress. In … Continue reading

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Is It A Doll Or Is It A . . . ?

Between my sister and me, we have somehow ended up with some of the personal belongings of our deceased relatives.  Some are very old things.  Some are run-of-the-mill things, but other things are . . . well . . . a little … Continue reading

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Sally Ride, A Role Model

We have five daughters. We grew up in an era when great changes were happening with opportunities for women.  We saw the opportunities for women as opportunities for men, too.  Men of my father’s generation were not hands on like … Continue reading

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Baker’s Dozen – Father’s Day

Here are 13 fun facts about Father’s Day. 1)  Father’s Day is celebrated the 3rd Sunday of June in the U.S. 2)  Some believe that Father’s Day originated as the result of Grace Golden Clayton’s efforts after the Monongah Mining … Continue reading

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The Move to Adulthood – A Series of Firsts

This past weekend, we moved our middle child to her first home as a full-fledged adult. Sniff. She’s been so excited about this new chapter in her life.  When I’ve teased her about staying and living at home with us, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – A Time to Remember

Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. While we have no family members who died while in the military, we have plenty who have served. My father-in-law served in the … Continue reading

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Lifting Each Other Up

My middle child and I made a quick (525 miles and 8 hours of driving each way) 3-day trip to Minnesota. We wanted to go to Ikea to help her stock up on items for her new home. It was … Continue reading

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Moving from student to adult

Our middle child graduated from college a few weeks ago. It was a proud day for her.  And for us. She’s looking less like a college student. And more like a grown up in just a few weeks. Soon, she … Continue reading

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