Happy Gorgeous Grandmother Day

Yes, it is a thing. Evidently. I’m not expecting cards or flowers, though. Gorgeous grandmothers or at least women-of-a-certain-age have always intrigued me. My Aunt Clella McAffee, for instance. She wasn’t my aunt, but a dear church lady who had left our...

Something Children and Flowers Have in Common

After we bought our current home and entered into the Chip & Joanna phase, we thought we’d dig up the bathtub garden that came with the place. (Yes, a bathtub buried in the yard as a flower garden. It was a thing back in the day.)  The tub wasn’t...

I would have made your life too small

I remember how we worried the night of your kindergarten graduation. We weren’t sure you could handle those three steps up onto the stage without help. We couldn’t imagine, then, that you would one day become the manager of a state championship boys’...

Why We Are Friends

Judy and I have been friends for more than sixty years. And this picture explains why. This is Judy’s mom (with her sweet smile) hugging my mom at a 40th wedding anniversary celebration. We surprised my parents that evening. All the family, friends, and...