Brother Bill

Back when we lived on 6th Avenue brother Bill was in the navy. One time when he came home, he was sleeping upstairs in the bedroom and mom told me that I would just stand there and watch him sleep because I loved him so. Another time I went to the Poor House, that was...

Toots and Ernie

I decided to add this category to my blog because family stories are oftentimes so funny and endearing, especially when they are told by Uncle Johnny. Tonight when I was talking to him, I asked him to tell me a story. He said, “Aww well, I don’t know any...

How many times Lord?

How many times must I relearn how to give things back to you? To not hold on to feelings of hurt, sadness, disappointment, emotional hardships of various sorts. It seems like life is full of teachable moments regarding this. I have told others that if they will hand...

Becoming a friend to the friendless…

As a child, it was never my goal to be the most popular or hang out with the “in” crowd. I stuck with the kids that were pretty average…middle of the road sort of kids. With our “group” there weren’t rigid rules about what you had...

Wisdom and Words…

I recently had a talk/text with my daughter about people being easily offended. It seems that everyone “wants” something to be offended about, because then that gives them the “right” to act out. That, of course, got my brain twitching about...