“You may never have proof of your importance but you are more important than you think. There are always those who couldn’t do without you. The rub is that you don’t always know who.” – Robert Fulghum Years ago, my oldest son joined Cub Scouts. Pack 50 was part of Mark Twain Elementary and was […]

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So, today is a massive chore day. We are cleaning the girls’ room from top to bottom. This means all the stuff is coming out of the room and about half of it is going back in. Too much stuff and too little room. Will keep you posted on the results.

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Living Fossils

Everyday is special. Everyday has a special meaning. Today, however, is extra special. It is National Squirrel Appreciation Day! What a fantastic day to celebrate one of my most favorite creatures on this earth – squirrels. My father-in-law had a unique relationship with squirrels. It was definitely a love-hate situation. He enjoyed watching birds and […]

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Who I Am?

WordPress recommends that I supply a laundry list of information about me and who I am. This is supposed to let my readers relate to me and perhaps understand. I am unsure that this list is the best idea, so I am going to follow the ideas that Robert Fulghum placed in my brain years […]

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All I want for Christmas

The other day, I got to help celebrate Christmas with a family that I never met, and still do not know. They will never really know me and have probably since forgotten me, but they are in my mind. Christmas is a big deal working for a major retailer. We see thousands of people in […]

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Children’s Play

Children’s play is not just kids’ stuff. Children’s play is rather the stuff of most future inventions. Think how many people played about going to the moon before that was ever a reality. Let your imagination help you to know the truth about your identity. – Mr. Rogers

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Missing Dad

I am the “Missing Dad” in the family vacation photos. You know who he is, the person who is always behind the camera taking the picture, while the rest of the family is standing in front of some landmark or novelty. I am the one who is reminding the kids to stand still and to […]

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