Tag Archives: family

No Thanks

When I was a kid the family sat down at the dinner table.  Dad would either take on the responsibility himself, or he would ask one of us to pray.  Visits with Dad’s parents were more extreme.  When your grandfather … Continue reading

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Age is Relative

My family has an issue that comes up around this time every year.  We are asked to celebrate an annual event.  That all sounds wholesome enough, right?  “How could you complain about wishing someone a happy birthday?”  Well, her birthday … Continue reading

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Crossing the Line

I have no problem sharing my own stories.  However I like to surround myself with interesting people that have great stories of their own.  Stories of near misses, hope, and a dash of drama.  This is the tale as it … Continue reading

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It Runs in the Family

When it comes to families, I was dealt a pretty solid hand.  I feel like my roots are rather terrific. To begin with a quirk, there are suggestions that we might have been related to Catherine Howard.  I have no … Continue reading

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Trying Out: Baby Shower (Week 39)

Trying Out: Baby Shower (Week Thirty-Nine) I once made the mistake of attending a wedding shower.  It was not the most awkward experience of all time.  However I was hardly comfortable.  To be fair, the ladies knew I was a … Continue reading

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Trying Out: Family Flying and Twitter (Week 7 & 8)

Week Seven- Family Weekend Just before Christmas, one of my siblings gave birth to their third kid.  That brought the grand total up to six nieces and nephews.  Add some parents and siblings to the mix, a few grandparents; we … Continue reading

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My Movie Family

I often tell people that my family was like a Norman Rockwell painting. Dad worked, mom cooked, and I had one of each sibling. Usually a hungry cat, bird, or fish was lurking about the dining room table. Napkins were … Continue reading

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Maleficent the not-so Magnificent

I have sat on this opinion for a while. If people want to go out and enjoy a little Disney film, then why should I stop them? My nieces still like Disney and princesses. People seem to think Angelina Jolie … Continue reading

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Why I’m Not a Concert Pianist (Weekly Writing Challenge)

(It was quite convenient that the Weekly Writing Challenge synched with what I wanted to write. But I’m not complaining.) The whole affair started out as sibling rivalry. It sounds rather petty to state it as such, but there is … Continue reading

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Name Responsibily (Weekly Writing Challenge)

Name Responsibly (Weekly Writing Challenge) (The Daily Post is your friend.  Use it!  Especially the Weekly Writing Challenge) ———- “Lover of horses who walks through purple meadows.” Sounds a little maddening, oui?  Like a retired man that is so rich that … Continue reading

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