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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Swift Mental Switch

The sunshine and warmth of yesterday, the blue of the sky, the busy chirping of the birds, the brightness of the blossoming trees all disappeared overnight, taking with it my mood of yesterday. I have a feeling that I am not the only one with the swift switch mental attitude. Yesterday, in... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

What A Way To Celebrate

I just love the Queen of England. She is and has been, since I was tiny and introduced to the fun of making and keeping scrapbooks, one of my favorite people to follow in the news. The latest news today is the best--At 92 years of age, she celebrated the birth of her latest great-grandchild by going... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Well, So Much For Sunday Afternoon

We celebrated with a Zarzuela--La Revoltosa--Spanish, colorful, funny and lots of lovely girls in colorful dresses with whirling skirts and lacy fringed shawls and castanets. Ribcage had trouble keeping his eyes away from the bosoms with low cleavage. What we were celebrating was the 36 th... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

For RPresta And Anyone Else

Though it seems like yesterday, it was way back in December 2015 that I began writing the story of my Oklahoma Family. It became quite a project for me and I not only enjoyed doing it, I sent copies of it to any of my relatives who were interested in it. Some of you that are here now read it. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Space Food Sticks

After the trail we had followed to get to this point, when the whistles blew, I could imagine anything and I became a little distraught. We retrieved our backpacks and headed in the direction the boys had gone. The beautiful hanging canyon continued peacefully in the same direction without... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Whistles Blew

By the third summer out west, sons (almost five, seven, eight and nine) had become pretty proficient at trekking, climbing, exploring, horseback mountain trails, white water rafting, etc. Their straw hats and canteens had been a lot of places. This year, 1970, we had plans to take in the wonders of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

To The Rescue (Continuation)

I didn't blow my whistle for two reasons: I didn't think they could hear it that far away, and if they did hear it, they would try to get down too quickly and fall or lose their sense of direction and get lost. Daddy didn't seem too worried and continued what he was doing, so..... "You two stay... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It All Begins

Though not intending that interpretation, giving our sons (ages 3, 5, 6, and 7) each a whistle with special instructions on when to use it was like an open invitation to roam at will on their own. It did not help matters that through all of Kansas and the flat part of Colorado while riding shotgun,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Tale Of The Whistle Blowers

Looking back, I can't believe that as a loving mother of beautiful young sons, I allowed my children to be put in such dangers as we did, even if they were eager and precocious and loved the things of nature. It is only through the grace of God that we didn't lose one or two of them along the way.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Whistle Blower

I bought the book a year or so ago because of the title. It had been a long time since I read a John Grisham book and the title caught my attention because I have fond memories of my husband/ex-husband who now lies beneath the sod, but at one time, beyond the pale. John Grisham is known by many to... Sign in to see full entry.

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