It Couldn’t Be Helped Part 2

Daddy should have been a polygamist the way he laid out work for Mother.  His list might start, “Take the power saw by the shop in Springhill (22 miles away) on your way to the tractor place in Magnolia (24 miles beyond Springhill) pick up a magneto.  808 more words


War Bride

She always felt a bit guilty because she was curiously attracted to his Army buddy . . .

They met through letters. He was a soldier during World War I. 217 more words


~ A Week to Forget ~

The “tween” morphs before my eyes. This weekend, he celebrates turning thirteen (ominous bells toll somewhere!) Wasn’t he a baby a moment ago?

He’s taking that step over the threshold, from hovering ‘between child and teenager,’ into official teenagedom. 797 more words


Remembering to Rescue Family

It is not often that the movie industry produces a film that promotes the importance of family, but Disney Pixar did just that with Coco. … 1,448 more words


That Damn Hobo

No one from this area would know that his entire family had died in that fire. He tried to save them, his wife, children, and even his dog but they all perished, he arrived too late. 113 more words



When visiting Toni last night, we decided not to watch the news, but to do something different.

I suggested we read letters that my brother received and saved while he was serving on the aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard while in the Marine Corps in 1967.  305 more words

Life With Toni

10 decades of memories: Patriarch Geisler to note 100th birthday

Southern Florida, will be rocking on May 17. On that day, Morty Geisler, a veteran of World War II and a successful businessman, will be celebrating his one-hundredth birthday. 1,087 more words

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