Category Archives: Family

A puzzle…That’s what is!

I remember a couple of decades ago; (I’m old enough, trust me.) There was a commercial on the radio that offered to teach you a foreign language. The trick they used was to take words you know, and spell it … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing Lessons Learned

A couple of years ago my dear, sweet, lovely wife bought me some ice fishing jigs from the website, Bentleyfishing.com, which held a lot of promise.  Except, of course, for the promise of good ice.  Nevertheless, whenever an opportunity came … Continue reading

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“But, Did You Catch Anything?” In response to a readers question.

I don’t remember if it was Patrick F. McManus, or John Gustafson from “Grumpy, Old Men” who said, “When you are not catching fish, your stories tend to revolve around the scenery, and what a beautiful day it was. But … Continue reading

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A Christmas Surprise!

During the 2012 Christmas break I received an unexpected, and very exciting surprise gift from my college-aged nephew, Matthew.  It all happened the second day of the family gathering.  You know the one.  The one where your mother-in-law works her … Continue reading

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2011 in review- To my readers who made it possible: Thank YOU, very much!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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In the Warmth.

I knew taking Grandpa shopping would be a major cause of embarrassment.  Of that there was little doubt.  The doubt came, however, in the form of, “How”, it was going to happen.  Only time would tell.  After cruising the aisles … Continue reading

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Fall in Michigan’s Thumb

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here is a seven-thousand word essay. And they lived happily ever after. The End

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