Monthly Archives: December 2011

Forward With Resolution

I opened our Christmas present from my brother-in-law and his wife … and started to laugh. “Brad, Rena,” I told them, “you guys have to open our gift now.” They did – and soon joined the laughter. Somehow, in a … Continue reading

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Sounds Off the Season

When you live with Missy, the holidays start early. Like, say, April. You see, Missy has her own particular music tastes. Sometimes they incline to country, sometimes to classic rock, and a great many times, it runs to the Face … Continue reading

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Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rush

This used to be where the panic would begin. “Scotty, do you know where the other suitcase is?” “Hang on, I’m still getting stuff out of the dryer. Did you get that refill called in?” “Oh, no!” Christmas chaos, Kansas … Continue reading

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Al In The Family

“Is everything OK?” I asked Heather as she talked on the phone. She shook her head hard. Reaching for a pad of stickies, she scribbled a quick note. It said simply AL DIED. I felt like I had been punched … Continue reading

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