A Little Funeral Humor: A Slice of Life Story

After my father’s funeral on Saturday, most people were going back to my eldest sister’s house for a reception. I drove there with my twin sister, her husband and my mother, who wanted to stop at her place on the way home so she could change clothes and drop off the flowers and urn. 209 more words

Slice Of Life Story

oh, brother

It’s quite late, really, and I’m sure you’re already sleeping.
Worn out, tired, the good kind
that comes from chasing your three boys
and all the memory making you do together. 296 more words

50 Button Crafts: idea #30 - button wreath

Got a box or jar full of buttons carefully saved by your mother or grandmother? For 2015 I’m in search of great ways to put those buttons to use. 149 more words

Family Stories

Ch. 1 - What's True, What's Stretched & What's Just Plain Made Up

Read: Chapter 1

10 Acceptance Letters: I did apply to 10 schools with half being small, liberal art, Presbyterian associated colleges.  I was accepted into 9 and was wait listed at my favorite (Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee).   602 more words

TBD Blog

A Passage to Italy Part Two: Glass and Marble

Tolkien once wrote that “not all those who wander are lost”. Some of us are fortunate in life to come to the conclusion that our noblest aspects are not discovered at a desk but in foreign places and in moments when you are torn away from the moorings of all things familiar. 3,959 more words

Michael Turpin Author

Romping Through the Rumor Room

It’s funny learning about family.
Funny, in a “Really?” kind of way.
These tales of enforcers,
Names, handwriting,
And lineage
Make for an enlightening night… 48 more words