Posts made in January, 2015

Runaway Tractor

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

Runaway Tractor

Silently determined.  Two very apt words to describe Papa.  Of course “pop” psychology would label it passive aggressive, but no official medical degrees exist in this household so we can pick whatever words we want. Infatuated with tractors. . . Another key description of my father and vital for this story.  In fact, many of my best memories of dad center around a tractor.  Standing on the side of the old Ford 2000 while we moved hay bales, riding on his lap on the Gravely mowing the family yard, or merely both of us riding in the truck pulling lawn mowers for the next job on the list....

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Three Layers Deep. . . .

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Three Layers Deep. . . .

For the past decade, our family has been living three layers deep.  A throwback to the Walton’s television series that depicts three generations under one roof.  Since the Great Recession of 2008 – 2009, this method of living has increased.  We caught this trend well before it picked up steam. Our three layers represent my parents, my wife and I, and our five boys.  Nine people living in the same house.  Cultural standards of the early 21st century would state that anything over five people in a suburban household goes above the “normal” code. . . .and we almost double that stat! ...

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