When our oldest son was just 2 years old we lived in a little Kansas town where the county fair was held. That year the fair board determined to drop the fair queen idea when they found out that two of the three cute girls in the county would be on vacation during fair week. […]
A Flight for Life or Death?
The medical evac helicopter disappeared into the moonless night. I stood by our oldest son and his daughter who was named after the precious cargo on that helicopter, her grandma, and my wife of 52 years. I thought, “They call these helicopters ‘Flight for life.’ I sure hope this one is not flight-for-death.”I looked down […]
“Awesome Crap Sale” was the sign our neighbors (Jeff & Marie) erected to announce their garage sale last weekend. I figured this was a real can’t-miss-event, so I ambled over to see how awesome their crap really was.While looking over their knick-knack table (“You can have anything on the table for only 10¢ each”), and […]
Do You Always Travel With Batman?
A cute 7-year-0ld boy was in full Batman costume at Walmart. I said to his mother, “Do you always travel with Batman?” She smiled sweetly at her son, then looked up at me. “That’s pretty much up to him.” As I walked away, I thought, how true – even for me, a grown man. I […]
History: Written and Re-written
An old college friend I have reminisces too much about our college days: How good we played basketball, how much the girls loved us, and all the crazy things only he recalls we did. His wife says, “He remembers lots of things that never happened.”The guy personifies the saying, “the older I get, the better […]