A Day in the Life of a Retired Couple - Project Update

Mary and I sometimes laugh when we remember friends of ours in the U.S. asking what we would do with our time after we retired and moved to Ecuador.  679 more words

Ecuador Living

Keep your sense of humor

Getting older doesn’t mean you lose your sense of humor, or your willingness to try something new … love this guy!

93 year old at open mic


Living in the high desert

This weekend my nephew and my brother were cooking buffalo meat and I was invited for Sunday dinner. My nephew is half-Ute so he has connections with the Ute Tribe in northeastern Utah. 495 more words

Creative Writing

Let's Start a Revolt

Click here if you want to start reading, “Do Zombies Fart?” from the beginning. If you don’t want to wait until the end of October to find out what happens, this story is available through… 8 more words

Daily Cartoon

Pansy and the Christmas Tree

Last January, I saw the email call for submissions from Christmas Press for their 2017 anthology,  A Christmas Menagerie. 

I spent several afternoons devising a story based on memories my mother had told me, about a Christmas she had on the family dairy farm at Federal in the 1930s when she was a girl. 128 more words

My Writing Girls

My two daughters are writers.

No words can express how wonderful that makes me feel!

They both have said my example was followed.

Is this the proudest moment as a mother? It sure is close.

Writer's Life

Yours, Mine and Ours – Twenty Kids!

As a father and step father, my grandfather David cared for twenty children!

My great great-grandfather, David Allen, was a farmer and a rancher for most of his life. 

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Family Stories