Category Archives: Family

Relatives by blood or marriage, ancestors, in-laws

The Family Reunion

My family used to have reunions here in Tennessee. My mother is from a large family and every other year they came from all over the U.S. to get together. Now some people have told me that if their whole … Continue reading

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To Mom

This Sunday is the day which has been set aside to honor mom, Mother’s Day. Now in reality we should be honoring mom every day, but most of us choose to let them honor us instead, and most moms continue … Continue reading

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Wee Geek

My grandson discovered the computer when he was 3 years old. Life was never the same at my house. He received a preschool computer game as a gift, and we finally got around to opening it. It was from one of those themed … Continue reading

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Of Boys and Red Balloons

Mylar balloons on ceiling | Jekemp | flickr | CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 – 2-12-05 It all started when I walked into Walmart and found that the store had sprouted a forest of helium Mylar balloons overnight. I was an easy mark … Continue reading

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Face Fixing

Mother would be proud of me. I “fixed” my face today. Lately I’ve become a little lax about girl things like makeup and hairdos. It isn’t that I don’t like these things. It’s only that it doesn’t seem as important to … Continue reading

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Death of an Angel

As I sat staring at the blank computer screen, I wondered what I could write about. It had been a wretched day. It was really hard to think clearly tonight. In another room of the house, my grandson was playing … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for a Smooth Turkey Day

I saw an article somewhere with a lot of suggestions about how to plan ahead for Thanksgiving to make things go smoothly . It seemed like a great idea, but the following is about how my planning ahead usually goes. … Continue reading

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Child Proofing Your Home

Child Safety… advice from a grandparent… It is important to keep potentially poison items out of the reach of small children. Read labels on cleaning items and move items that say, “Keep out of the reach of children” to a … Continue reading

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Kids Rule

Dear Kids, It has come to my attention that many of you are actually listening to adults and doing what you are told to do. This is NOT the way it is suppose to be. KIDS RULE! We are in … Continue reading

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How to Spoil a Grandchild and Alienate a Daughter-In-Law in One Easy Lesson

Dear Daughter-in-Law, I am very upset about your latest email, and I really don’t understand your negative attitude.  I have made every effort to be helpful and offer suggestions about my grandchild that I think will be useful.  I’m very … Continue reading

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