From The Past

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Reason I Gave Up Bike Riding

In the years before we were a two-car family, I often would drive my husband to work so that I could have the car for the day. Of course that meant I had to also go get him when work was over for the day. That seemed a bit of a drag to me. It also was not conducive to any kind of aerobic exercise... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May Nuptuals

May 23, 1958 - I don't know why I chose the Month of May for our wedding fifty-seven years ago. I had always heard that May was an unlucky month for marrying--that it would not last. I thought we would beat the odds. So our lovely church wedding was set for eight days before the Month of June, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 17, 2015

I Was Born To Be Free Range

I was a free-range kid. I wouldn't have chosen any other way for myself. My sons were free-range kids, some of my grandchildren were free-range kids. Today I would think my son was nuts if his two youngest little ones were allowed to be free-range kids. I have changed a lot. I have lost my... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tenting Tonight

Winter seemed so long when I was a child. I loved it, but mom wouldn't let us play for very long outside because our fingers and toes, ears and nose got red and cold so very quickly. Snow adhered to snow pants, gloves, and filled our galoshes. We'd come inside frozen and wet. The heat registers... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

For Love Of Family

Oh how I miss that generation of my family. You can tell how long ago it is by looking at the young boys in the background of the first picture. That is Son #2 sitting in the corner, he is now 52, and Son #3, Grandson Phil's dad, is standing in the doorway. He is 51 now. How much fun we always had... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

One Day It Will Be The Past...

But, for now, it is today's news: Newest family member, my Great-great-nephew Bronson (a new Packers fan) is heading home from the hospital today. He is very happy that his daddy got home from Saudi Arabia in time to be there for his birth, which took place day before yesterday. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 2, 2015

The Importance Of Timing

“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.” I think Ben Aaronovitch must have been thinking of me when he wrote the above in his book, " Broken Homes." Not only did I curl up around a good book, but I sat Indian style, wrapped in a warm blanket which I extended over the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 30, 2015

From Out Of The Past

Long before I had my first Fairy Tales Books (The Brothers Grimm and Andersons) I was regaled verbally by my mother with Czech tales of Vodnik (water sprite), Hejkal (braying man), and The White Lady (ghost that haunted castles). That was 75 years ago. Now, for the most part, children get their... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Memories

I love this old Currier & Ives lithograph because it is just like the old family home outside Higginsville, MO where Bob and I spent our first Christmas together. We arrived in our 1954 Ford Crown Victoria with snow chains on the tires and loaded with Christmas presents and cheer. What a greeting we... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Resentment Through The Years

I wonder how many pounds of seeds, bread, suet, peanut butter, popcorn, green grapes, apple pieces, raisins, nuts, etc.I have put out to lure birds, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, so I could have fun watching them. I've been doing it since I was a child and watched the squirrels gather acorns from our... Sign in to see full entry.

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