Category Archives: Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad

Happy Father’s Day, Dad! You’ve been gone now for 7 1/2 years. It doesn’t seem possible because I still miss you so much… You were a good dad to me. I always loved you and was so proud of you. In just … Continue reading

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Remembering 2013

Last year, 2013, is a year I will never forget… There were joys and sorrows, highs and lows. I’ll highlight the main events here. In March we celebrated my mother’s 99th birthday! We were sure she’d make it to 100 but … Continue reading

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Today was my dad’s birthday and he would have turned 104 today, if he had lived! He died just four days before he would have turned 96, on December 18, 2005. I miss him so much. And at the same time … Continue reading

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Saying Good-bye and Renewing Friendships

Today I said “Good-bye” to my cousin, Erma. It was time…she was 95 years young. But it’s hard to say good-bye, even when they’re older. She was a cousin on my dad’s side of the family. Her mother lived to … Continue reading

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Ninety-nine and… Part III

Living new lives as born-again Christians brought both joy and sorrow to Corina and Glen. The peace and joy they felt with each other and with God was so wonderful. But, was it worth all the turmoil it caused in … Continue reading

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My Last Farewell

The morning after Mother’s memorial service we, Jerry, Pam, Gene and I, headed for Washington. Mother’s ashes were to be buried with Dad’s at Stanwood, Washington. I just can’t believe both of my parents are gone. Jerry and Gene loading … Continue reading

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I’m really sick and tired of being sick. I took the last of my medicine from the doctor today. But I’m no better. The one good thing is that I’m able to do a lot of writing since my computer … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change…

I’ve been writing kind of a series on my early life and the need to adapt to the changes in life as I’ve grown older. My family belonged to a very strict evangelical denomination, my dad was a pastor. Rules … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change: Jewelry

One year for Christmas, I think it was in 1947, my grandmother gave me a matching necklace and bracelet. We were living in Oklahoma and had gone to Iowa for Christmas vacation. I looked at them lovingly and longingly and … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change: The Age of Technology

Oh boy…this age of technology is way beyond me! Yes, I have a cell phone and a Kindle. Our televisions are flat screens…well, one is still the old style. We’ll be replacing it soon. We have three television sets as compared to … Continue reading

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