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A Thanksgiving Memory

A Thanksgiving Memory

We made Grandma’s seven layer salad again this year and it was a perfect paradox of gloppy-yet-crunchy. Ivan roasted the turkey traditional style instead of smoking it, like he did in 2010. Robin’s day care artwork provided atmosphere: a painted pumpkin pie dusted with real cinnamon for olfactory and visual decoration. I ran in Sacramento’s … Continue reading

Observation

Observation

It’s funny when you take second graders on a trip to Apple Hill and they all want candied apples but most of them have their two front teeth missing or one adult tooth is in and the other one is a loose baby tooth or Both front teeth are fully in jagged Perfectly suited for … Continue reading

Life cycle of…(part 2)

Life cycle of…(part 2)

OK, so I’ve tattled on both my kids this week–Camilla and her puff ball pet and Robin with his stuck finger misadventure. It’s time to tattle on myself and on my husband, who wasn’t my husband yet at the time of this story. Waaaay back in 1994 we were high schoolers who liked to make … Continue reading

Pull my finger

Pull my finger

Daddy, pull my finger! Pulling the finger would not result in a toot on this particular occasion though I suspect a toot would have been more enjoyable for all involved. Robin was stuck. In the red coin-operated car in front of the Dollar Tree store. What began with a Memorial Day morning donut fetch and … Continue reading

Life cycle of… (part 1)

Life cycle of… (part 1)

The other day I found this list on the dining room table: ? After Camilla’s scientific demonstration, I can now lay it out for you. The first three items on the list are the life cycle of a puff ball. First it’s an egg (actually a bead from a craft set). When the egg hatches … Continue reading

Memorial 5K

Memorial 5K

When my grandfather, John Alan Hord, died on Mother’s Day 2008, Ivan and Camilla and I got in the car for a memorial drive. Granddaddy loved to take drives to see things and buy peaches or whatever was fresh at the farm stands. We were living in Memphis, TN at the time. We decided to … Continue reading

Daddy’s in a Meeting

Daddy’s in a Meeting

My husband, a pastor, is at a conference in Anaheim for the week. I don’t envy him the time away though. The conference allows for very little down time, certainly not enough to go to Disneyland or even so much as hop the monorail. The agenda for his Saturday 8:45 am is titled “How Pastors … Continue reading