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A Tribute to my Grandma

A Tribute to my Grandma

I received some wonderful feedback from many of you regarding my last post.  Particularly as it related to my relationship with my Grandma.  Because of that, I have decided to share something that I wrote for her on May 21, 2000, the day after she died.  I have included it below exactly how it was written for her.  As a quick backdrop - I spent many summers with my grandparents in Tennessee.  I grew up in southern California, so the woods of Stewart County were like a different world to me.  My Grandpa was a carpenter, and he built their [...]

The Gift That Keeps Giving

The Gift That Keeps Giving

Judging by the title of the post, you might assume I was going to write about the wonderful Holiday Crud that has been circulating for a couple of months now.  It seems that about every third person I have run into lately has some form of a head cold, or sniffles, or allergies, or something...well...cruddy.  I picked it up from someone and managed to pass it along, and yes, it seems to be the perpetual offering that each of us have bestowed on each other as we closed out 2009 and leap headlong into 2010.  Nice gift! (heavy sarcasm). But, [...]

The Magic of Believing

The Magic of Believing

It was 3am on Christmas morning, and all through the house, a couple of creatures were stirring...in fact, I thought for an instant that we were being robbed. I jumped up from my bed, adrenalin flowing, and started toward the stairs.  As I arrived at the top, I realized that it wasn't burglars, unless they had turned all of the lights on downstairs and were playing with the toys that the kids had received from Santa Claus. As I made my way down, it all unfolded right before my very eyes...there they were, my two little [...]