Tag Archives: family
Tweet While cleaning out my dad’s garage, I found an old newspaper clipping of his aunts, Ola and Ollie. Their story is worthy of a Hallmark movie. Ollie was younger, but prettier and sweeter. Boys liked her. They took her … Continue reading
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Tweet My almost 97-year-old dad gave me a wonderful Christmas gift–a picture frame made from one of his old beehive frames and a passel of old family photos. (Actually, my sister Lou had the idea and did the work, but my dad’s … Continue reading
Tweet It’s interesting, the words that slip into overly common usage. Like awesome. And literally. And sweet. And absolutely. Especially absolutely. I just spent a week with my 96-year-old dad. He really is quite amazing. And I’m still learning from him: “No, Dad, you absolutely must … Continue reading
Tweet When I was young, back in the days when everyone knew what a Five and Dime was, I was in Sprouse-Reitz with my dad, drooling over the candy when I spied a large sign that read: SALE! Candy Bars 22¢ each or 4 … Continue reading
Tweet On my dad’s 90th birthday, his “kids” took him to Marie Callendar’s for lunch. The 20-something waitress stood in the entryway between my dad and me, holding the menu and chatting. Finally she said, “So, when’s the old guy going to get … Continue reading