I took time away from writing while Dad had another case of bronchial pneumonia and a few other concerns. But thanks to prayers, modern medicine, and diligent helpers he’s back on track. And so am I. We’ve had a lot of company lately. All three of my sisters and some of their kids and grandkids… Continue reading A Father’s Day Poem
It had been a long few days for some reason. Today I was excessively tired. Perhaps a combination of sleep deprivation, lack of exercise, allergies, lousy eating habits, classic caregiver side effects. Just not quite feeling up to snuff. So tonight I looked forward to crawling back into my bed, where I’d sort of been… Continue reading The Grace Notes
“The greatest value will be in the small acts that help us and those we love work toward eternal life” -Apostle Henry B. Eyring
Desire, Believe and then Ponder “For it came to pass after I had desired to know the things that my father had seen, and believing that the Lord was able to make them known unto me, as I sat pondering in mine heart I was caught away in the Spirit of the Lord….And the Spirit… Continue reading Looking for an Answer?
And not just because they blocked you? I don’t suppose any one of us reading this have visited that Twilight Zone. But a photo sent recently from the son of Dad’s very best buddy started haunting me. For me, this is what nightmares are made of. No, I’m not talking about wearing a lampshade on… Continue reading No Friends Left on Facebook?
Cue Rocky music Dad made it! I made it! WE made it! Today, March 16, 2016, sometime in the afternoon, Dad officially became the oldest member EVER of all his ancestors and equivalent relatives. He has surpassed his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Bullard Hyde’s, record of 101 and 53 days and he’s still going strong. Because I… Continue reading We Are the Champions of the World
“And dip it in a dream? Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream…” I knew it! I just knew it– the secret to a long life based on my non-scientific study of my dad and proven by Israel Kristal. Not only is he truly one of a kind and simply amazing for being… Continue reading “Who Can Take Tomorrow…”
Tonight’s words of wisdom from Dad: “Good news! I just urinated!” Ok, now, putting it into context, this was stated as I transferred Dad from his recliner to his walker to his wheelchair on the way to his bedroom, which then involves a changing of the guard…as in double Depends. He is always very happy… Continue reading I Guess That Depends
These two clippings were on the same page of the LA Times on Thursday. So fascinated by the “mostly elderly gang” who pulled off the biggest heist in London’s history, I went to CNN to learn more about these senior citizens. Boy oh boy, did they know how to celebrate Senior Day. These guys, hardened… Continue reading Life’s Little Ironies
and I Advocate the Joy this ol’ timer brings! USA Today’s article spotlighting the history of M&Ms and the new plans they have for a staple in my life is worth the read and a viewing of the video. Did you know: M&Ms were created for our serviceman during WW2 in 1941? They were designed to… Continue reading M&Ms Turns 75