When our video recording unit was smashed (during a "weight-lifting" accident), and after the initial wailing, we turned the incident into a learning opportunity. Instead of sending it to the dumpster, my inquisitive son proceeded to take it apart piece by piece to see how it worked. How did the parts fit together, and what made it tick? A thirst for knowledge, education, and the "need to ... Read More about An Amazing Family of Educators
Warning: This is a silly (as in non-serious, just for fun) Easter-related post. Thinking about Easter coming soon, memories from my childhood come rushing back. It may have been a long time ago, but some of these are still so vivid! I have visions of Chocolate Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts, and those speckled, colored malted milk ball eggs. Remember those? Then we always had a new ... Read More about An Easter Song from Me to You: A Happy Memory
The bride's mantra, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue", is a long-observed wedding ritual. The "something old" can make a wedding day memorable , even when the bride is the only one who knows the reason. For the women in our family, that "something old" was Grandma's pin. Not flashy, probably not a million dollar item, but valuable to us just the same. The pin ... Read More about Grandma’s Pin
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Ask about the Story of "Things" Older folks enjoy talking about the past. Grandpa's are known for their story telling abilities! They are happy to share information about the "things" in their family. ... Read More about “Things” come alive when you know the story!
Seth Thomas Clock This clock sits on the mantle at my parent's house. I know I've asked about it before, but I wanted to hear the details of it again, so that we could have a record of it's history. The information written on the back of the clock dates to the mid 1800's. Documentation shows this clock was produced between 1837 and 1845. Dad remembers this clock being at the ... Read More about Seth Thomas Family Clock
St. Patrick's Favorite Reuben Our family has a bit 'o Irish running through our veins, I'm fairly certain. But Irish or not, I do know a good Reuben sandwich when I see one! This version of the reuben, open-faced, is a favorite of St. Patrick, or so I'm told. If i can believe everything on the internet, then, yes, it is his fave. You read it here first! A magazine in the waiting room ... Read More about St. Patrick’s Favorite Reuben