The Young and The Old…

My youngest son got married this weekend.  It was a perfect wedding and everyone was very happy.  They have been sweethearts since High School, and now they are happily married young newlyweds.  Everyone who attended, both family and friends (and young and old) had a wonderful time.  It was a beautiful blend of happy, smiling …

Gift Baskets for the Holidays…

Little kids like to count the number of “sleeps” left until they get to something they are looking forward to.  We have about fifty-seven sleeps left until Santa makes his appearance.  As you know, we are in the middle of moving.  Believe it or not, packing and unpacking things during this move has actually helped me …

Help, I need somebody…

…help, not just anybody.  Help!  You know I need someone…help!”  Anyone who knows me knows that I really am not a Beatles fan (sorry to those who are) but I couldn’t help but think of this song when I decided to write this post. I need some help.  I need help from you, my small …

“…Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man…”

“…tryin’ to make a living and doing the best I can…” These are crazy times, for sure.  What is going on right now is something we’ve never seen before, nor did we ever think we would see.  Normally, I am a fairly positive person, and I try to see the good in people, things, in …

Being over 50 is good, and here is why…

  Some days it is hard for me to believe I’m as old as I am.  Yet again, there are other days that I feel much older.  This, I’ve been told is a normal part of aging.  I don’t like it.  Even though I get tired easier and don’t bounce back from things as easy …

A Top Ten List About…the Telephone!

My full time job as a Switchboard Operator involves a lot of phone work.  Well, not on an actual phone per se.  Our lines come in through our computers, though we do have “side phones” for emergency calls, and for times when the system goes down – which happened last week, and let me tell …

Can’t we all just get along?

This line was said by Rodney King back in 1992.  He spoke these words as the city of Los Angeles was experiencing riots brought on by the acquittal of officers accused in his beating.  His words have come across my mind quite a bit lately, and not just because of the rioting and looting of …

Some Good Things Just May Have Come From Covid-19…

…well, I don’t really mean GOOD, obviously.  This pandemic has been disastrous in every way there is.  Yet, if we continue to think about all the death, hurt, damage and sadness – it would not be wise.  What do they say, you should always look for the silver lining?  I think that is a very …

It’s the thought that counts…

  I have been thinking a lot about this saying, this sentiment, these words lately.  Recent times have people becoming more and more self involved.  This is a good thing, in that we all need to be self aware to take proper care of ourselves.  But also I have seen people prejudging, assuming and over …