School has been cancelled for the remainder of the school year in Illinois. Plenty of other states had already declared this outcome for their students, so it was kind of a “wait until they officially tell us” moment. My kids seem to be fine with it. Me, I’m a bit more emotional about it. It … Continue reading The End Of School
It’s day “I’ve lost count” of the Coronavirus lockdown. The kids and I don’t go anywhere we don’t have to. We were running low on milk and fruit, so Zoe drove us to the grocery store a few days ago. She got her driving permit at the end of February. Which was lucky now that … Continue reading Locking It Down
The entire planet seems to be on this virus lockdown. Going outside has been looked down upon, our government officials have told us to keep our kids at home and away from school. We have been told to not go to work if at all possible. Yet, I have seen a pretty normal amount of … Continue reading What are you doing?
“They’re burning next door” she said when she walked into the room. Were they? I hadn’t noticed. Sure enough, when I looked out of the south bedroom windows the sky was full of smoke. Zoe was referring to a controlled burn that was happening next door to us on conservation land. I saw the flames … Continue reading A Controlled Burn
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
76 years ago today, the country of Japan did a surprise attack on a US Military base in Hawaii. The event propelled America into the second World War. And it forced young men, both American and Japanese, into battle against one another. My grandfather was sent to fight the war against Japan. He fought in … Continue reading The Japanese Flag-Part 2
I had been looking for Grandpa for more than 5 minutes before I finally found him. Grandma had asked me to "go outside and find your Grandfather to tell him lunch is ready." Being the obedient young Granddaughter that I was, I went outside to look for him. I knew it would take a while. … Continue reading The Japanese Flag