Tractors and Steamrollers

My late father-in-law  had a small farm just out of Kyneton for his spare time.  Mostly it was for sheep and cattle.  So he didn’t have a tractor but he did have what we called a traction engine but which others might call a steam roller.   125 more words

Dance Raises Money for Team Zach

James A. Arthur Intermediate School is hosting a Hollywood-themed dance tonight to raise money for Team Zach, as they participate in Run to the Sun… 32 more words

Family Stories


In yet another reminder of how greatly social media has changed the way news gets shared, I recently received word via Facebook that Harry A.M. Rush had passed away at the age of 76. 945 more words


Finally, the news we've been waiting for!

If you’ve read any of my other posts, you might know that we’ve been waiting to hear back from a university after my husband had an interview for their Pharm.D. 322 more words

Family Stories

This old house

They say you can’t go home again, but I did.

I even bought my parent’s house and am raising my family there.

My house and I share a language, and I can translate each floorboard’s creek, each… 538 more words


And Now, Only the Stories Remain.....and the Echoes of the Laughter

A phone call can change everything, you know?

It can change your plans, your evening, your thoughts, and your life.

I was just now sitting down to write about the bird we saw today, when I got a call that did just that. 850 more words

It's the Small Things

When I wrote, “Where are you Daddy?”  I was really lost.  It seems like a rollercoaster of emotions this grieving thing.  I don’t like it much…but I understand the need for it.   415 more words