Category Archives: Family & Friends

Fifth Birthday

My granddaughter is five years old today.  In this picture, she is wearing a knit outfit that her great grandmother made for Ava’s grandmother.  All of our granddaughters have had their pictures taken in this or other outfits made by … Continue reading

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Night Hike

When you’re walking home alone through the dark scary woods its good to have your doll for protection. Thought for the Day:  Look how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.                 … Continue reading

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Problem Solved

I know a guy that solved a common problem in an unusual way.  He had a queen-sized box spring that wouldn’t fit in his brand new two-story house. Installing the mattress was no problem, but the box springs couldn’t make … Continue reading

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Turning 18

My oldest grandson turns 18 today.  He is a senior at Concordia Lutheran HS, honor roll student, plays second base for the varsity baseball team, has a good sense of humor, a hard worker (part-time job during school year and … Continue reading

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Christmas, 1992

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thought for the Day:  Laugh at yourself first, before anyone else can.    Elsa Maxwell  

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Halloween – 2017

Halloween is right around the corner. The family Halloween party was a little different this year; i.e. held in two locations.  What was typical and expected about the party was the Des Moines group won the best-costume prize … AGAIN … Continue reading

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Pretty Girls

One of the things I most enjoyed during the week at South Haven, was spending quality time with my grandkids.  Generally, they are so busy with other activities at home, especially the older ones, that I’m lucky to get a … Continue reading

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