The Japanese Flag-The Return Home

This is post 3 out of  series I have written about a flag my Grandfather Vern brought home to Illinois after his service during World War II. To read Part 1-click here.  Part 2-click here. The flag is home. The prayer flag that my Grandfather brought home from World War II, the flag that was … Continue reading The Japanese Flag-The Return Home

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Cheering Them On

I often wonder if I am doing the right thing as a parent. Daily I think to myself "did I do the right thing?" in regards to giving my daughters advice. Gigi often comes home with stories of mean girls and bossy boys that she has encountered during her school day.  I try to give … Continue reading Cheering Them On

Becoming A Teen

Our baby became a teenager on Sunday. Every parent goes through the same grieving process when their child is no longer a tot.  Where is that cherub-faced, sweet-smelling, chubby-armed baby?  She was just here sitting on my lap last week drooling onto my arm, right? Teens are a whole other entity...an emerging presence who has … Continue reading Becoming A Teen

I Don’t Get It

I know you have been wondering about things that happen to me that I just don't get. I don't understand many things about life. Ignorance is my middle name and I'm not afraid to spell it out... I Am Dumb For instance...how does the cellular telephone work? Texting...calls...what is happening?!?! I've been boggled by television … Continue reading I Don’t Get It

World Cancer Day

I guess today is World Cancer Day. I doubt I would pause to stop to think about this had cancer not entered our family's life. But, who am I kidding, it's entered everyone's life.  We all know someone who has had cancer...they either died from cancer, they currently have cancer, or they have survived cancer. … Continue reading World Cancer Day