family · questions · reunions

Reunions Bring Out the Best!

Reunions can cause indigestion, depression, laughter, embarrassment, discomfort, and unanswerable  questions. Questions like: Do I have to hear that same story again? it is the 76th retelling, and it wasn’t that funny the first time it surfaced. My gosh, Cousin Maude looks ancient! Oh yeah, she’s my age! When did cousin Dickie start drinking beer… Continue reading Reunions Bring Out the Best!

Challenges · Faces · family · Friend · nancy merrill photography

The Eyes Have It

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo-A-Week Challenge focuses (pun intended) on eyes, and I’ve gathered together photos of people I love, people I know, and some folks I have been mesmerized by their eyes, but don’t their names. Joy, happiness, questioning, anger, love, trust, defiance…you find it all in their eyes. See many more at Friends and… Continue reading The Eyes Have It

Clan · family · Half-sibling · Surprise

We Discovered A Secret

Yep, I admit it…my socks were blown off this week. While the winds of Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc in our community, the secrets of my deceased Dad roared through my life with flood waters of their own. You would think by the time you reach your mid 70s there aren’t many things that would create… Continue reading We Discovered A Secret

family · Guest Blog · kathy stucker · poem · Poetry

Photographs on the Wall–Guest Blog

Kathryn Stucker has graced us with one of her poems for this holiday season. As she wrote when she sent it: “Since this is the season for thinking about family, here is a poem about family – ancestors and children.”   Photographs on the Wall   Family photographs on the wall Tie me to reality, prove… Continue reading Photographs on the Wall–Guest Blog

aging · bra · family · funny · humor · musings · socks · Thanksgiving · weight · women

What Still Fits ?

A group of family women were entertaining themselves over the Thanksgiving dinner table when the topic of weight surfaced. Not unusual after a third helping of pumpkin pie and Blue Bell ice cream. We were lamenting how the distribution of our weight seems to shift, especially when 20, 30, 40 pounds have been added to our… Continue reading What Still Fits ?

Boundaries · family · friends · humor · Intimacy

Keep Your Hands Off My Plate!

Intimacy. It has so many ramifications and so many faces. It usually has sexual connotations, but in reality, intimacy is how we interact with others: what is appropriate and what isn’t between two people. And the acceptability is based on how well we know each other, how much we trust each other, how much we… Continue reading Keep Your Hands Off My Plate!

animals · Christmas · Christmas cards · doglets · Dogs · family · holidays · humor · Pets

Doglet’s Christmas Letter

A couple of years ago, my doglet Chili decided to send out a Christmas letter, without my knowledge. And then she did it again last year. I would not have known about her antics except my email box began to be filled with messages from animals around the country, telling Chili about their ‘pets’ and… Continue reading Doglet’s Christmas Letter

blogging 101 · eating · Fall · family · holidays · humor · Re-blogs · reblogging · Thanksgiving

How thankful are you? Take this quiz!

Originally posted on nudge. wink. report.:
Well, gobble-gobble and Holy Carcass-Stuffing! Thanksgiving is almost here once again! Time to slap on some roomy sweatpants, mosey on over to the dinner table, grab the nearest shovel, and find out if you are thankful enough!* What is Thanksgiving? A) Thanksgiving is a tradition that began when Pilgrims…

animals · blogging · doglets · Dogs · eating · family · food · humor · musings · sibling rivalry · siblings · thoughts · training

I Think I’m Being Trained…by My Doglet!

I have heard of sibling rivalry, in fact, I have participated in a bit of that myself, but I’ve been living with an enhanced version of it for the past week. My sister and her dog are visiting and the two dogs are engaged in a battle to determine which one can eat the most.… Continue reading I Think I’m Being Trained…by My Doglet!