FAIR WEEK

   Hot summer days with a feeling of their end soon coming. A different smell in the air, cooler nights and mornings, the fair is near. For my childhood, the fair ranked closely behind Christmas and hunting season at my Grandparents farm. Knowing the excitement of the fair week, Grandma Gallaher always pulled together a couple easy short tasksContinue reading “FAIR WEEK”

Birthday Memories

(I wrote of this memory a few years ago, but here it is, another year in the books). Well, I am another year older. My age sounds impossible (at least to me)….. 46 years!!  Where does the time go???…………………. One thing, it has been 46 years of great memory creating times. I am so thankfulContinue reading “Birthday Memories”

Sled Riding

   An old arc light shedding light out over a snow covered hill. The light was at the end of my Grandparents driveway. Their house was directly on top of that hill, within earshot of our house sitting only a couple hundred yards below the hill. When I was a kid, that old light was likeContinue reading “Sled Riding”

Great Grandad and the Christmas Seal

 I often talk about the thoughts, or dreams of having a pause button for moments in time. One that when looking back at great memories and times, I would have pushed that button, just to enjoy that small moment just a little longer.   Thinking back to memories while looking through old family photos with myContinue reading “Great Grandad and the Christmas Seal”

Blessings

  Too many unknowns, and uncertainties causing way too much stress and division in this world. It’s a good time to shut the social media off for a bit, turn off the TV, and put down the newspaper and relive some memories. Take time and create some new ones, dig into your memory vault of simplerContinue reading “Blessings”

Rudolph Night

   Last night was a great night, “Rudolph Night”, reliving great memories, and the creating new ones. Everyday I think more about creating opportunities and continuing traditions that not only give me a great trip down memory lane, but provide a spot in time that my Wife and kids, mother, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews willContinue reading “Rudolph Night”

Back In Time

Dealing with some health problems and pain a lot of times makes my emotions race, and then my memories flood, I reflect on memories everyday, it is a great medicine.    I could go on and on about fall, it is my favorite time of the year. The colors hand painted by God himself overtaking everyContinue reading “Back In Time”

Childhood Christmas

 I have been thinking a lot about Christmases as a kid, and hope that my kids will treasure their memories of Christmas like I have.  There is magic in Christmas as a kid.  From weeks before, and to what seemed to last until January 2nd.      I have written about memories at the farm and huntingContinue reading “Childhood Christmas”

Blessings

  Too many unknowns, and uncertainties causing way too much stress and division in this world. It’s a good time to shut the social media off for a bit, turn off the TV, and put down the newspaper and relive some memories. Take time and create some new ones, dig into your memory vault of simplerContinue reading “Blessings”

Wild America

  If I could go back in time, tonight I would be sitting with Grandma and Grandpap, in the “family farmhouse” kitchen, watching Wild America with Marty Stouffer, on PBS channel 3. Grandpap would be sitting at the edge of his aged wooden bench, in arms reach of his cup of coffee sitting on a coffeeContinue reading “Wild America”