Category Archives: Family

Happy Birthday, Jack!

It was a dilemma I had when my son Jack died and for a few years afterwards:  How to answer the question of how many children I have.  I tried to avoid the question whenever possible especially in those early … Continue reading

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My inner 13 year old

On a bad day, I not only want my local grocery to post this sign, I would voluntarily enforce it.  Those are the days when I am certain the car traveling the speed limit is going to make me late.  (Don’t … Continue reading

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Gratitude is not a simple emotion…

“…or an obvious attitude. It is a difficult discipline to constantly reclaim my whole past as the concrete way in which God has led me to this moment and is sending me into the future. It is hard precisely because … Continue reading

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Things I do for fun

My definition of fun has changed over the years. There was a time when it involved Strawberry Hill and psilocybin.  I am too old to use ‘shrooms to describe cow patty mushrooms found off South Texas country roads.  Later, fun … Continue reading

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My Happy Birthday Walk

I wish I were the kind of selfless person who says their birthday’s just another day.  I am not. I love my birthday!  Our mother woke us on our birthday morning with the story of her trip to the hospital … Continue reading

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Happy Middle Child Day…it isn’t much but it’s what we’ll have to settle for

Last week I got an email from the Corpus Christi Hooks announcing that August 12 is Middle Child Day and that they were discounting tickets to the game by $1.  It’s probably not enough to compensate for the pain suffered … Continue reading

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2014

We have two good parents who were about as opposite as you can get.  They were older when we were born;  Daddy was in his 40’s when they had my older sister and almost 50 when my younger sister was … Continue reading

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