Have A Safe and Happy Halloween

I remember as a child, my brother and I went trick or treating in our neighborhood. We felt safe, we went to the neighbors we knew, stayed clear of the ones we didn’t. 142 more words

Good Old Champ (A Children's Story)

I knew Champ, our horse loved me, since he trotted up to the fence every time he saw me. I carefully held my hand flat and let him snuffle up goodies with his velvety muzzle.  659 more words

Family Stories

An Unexpected Wake Up Call

Before I get into stories from the road, have a little tale from the home front:

A couple years back I moved in with my parents. 483 more words


We Are All Completely Besides Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

This book was my first Karen Joy Fowler but I’m glad I picked this one to start. I have a soft spot for sister stories- whether it be the sisters on Austen novels, the freaky sisters in The… 594 more words


Katie Gets Married (Finale)

Mama was waiting for me with the screen door open. “You sassed Miz Wilson! You know better than that. Go cut a switch, and it better be the right or I’ll go get one myself.”  753 more words

Family Stories

50 Jar Gifts: idea #40 - Thank You Bank

I’ve come across several ideas for using jars to encourage thinking about things we are thankful for, but this one is my favorite. I think I like it so much because it is simple but fully functional and it won’t clutter up your counter, table or desk. 123 more words

Family History