And for one brief shining moment all the worries and troubles of the world were gone. The picture of our smiles says it all.
tell them about a guy you read about who is having the time of his life after being diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer – and is still going strong 3 years later
Personally, I’d hate to see the US invade Venezuela. But then my granddaughters are all in the US. Funny how human nature works. You can justify just about anything as long as it’s somebody else suffering or you’re benefiting from the injustice.
We look at the extreme example of Venezuela and think that could never happen here. Venezuelans thought the same thing, just ask my brothers-in-law.
My wife and I had come from South Georgia to Central Florida to help out with Mom and Dad so my sister, who provides care for my parents, could finally take a guilt free, well earned trip with her husband to ski in Vermont. Dad is incontinente and suffers from late stage Alzheimer's. He can … Continue reading The Christmas Shit Storm
The welcome signs to West Virginia read, "Almost Heaven...Wild and Wonderful". But as I drive deeper into the heart of coal country the signs begin to conjure up the lyrics of the Eagle's song Hotel California, "this could be heaven or this could be hell."“It’s crazy, October the 14th and the leaves have hardly begun to change,” … Continue reading West Virginia Road Trip
This is the story I intended to tell at the 2018 West Virginia Liars Contest but didn't qualify because I'm no longer a resident. Since I drove 800 miles to get there and had a large contingent of supporters in the audience, the judges graciously allowed me to warm up the crowd as a prelude … Continue reading The First Time Grandma Died or I Could Have Been Governor and a Millionaire
We’re all familiar with the saying, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey that counts.” As we grow old, and hopefully wiser, we learn the sentiment in ways a younger person can’t possibly understand. However, we still long for the sweetness of reaching the destination regardless of age. Otherwise, why even begin or bother with … Continue reading Success in the Turkey Woods
Even when I was a little boy hunting with my father hours on end, I never wanted to come out of the woods. In later years, I never stopped to think that my sons would be different. Then around the age of 12, I noticed they were losing their enthusiasm for hunting and fishing. I … Continue reading Mary’s Introduction to Turkey Hunting
“Cancer Is Completing My Life, Making It Whole”: The Blogging Journey of Julie Yip-Williams Today is the first day I had the courage to read Julie’s blog. You see, Cancer and I are close acquaintances. So close in fact, that I don't need reminders of his tendencies, which I judged were likely to be in … Continue reading On Julie’s Passing