Posts made in July, 2016

Planes, Trains and Automobiles. . .

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Planes, Trains and Automobiles. . .

For almost 16 years, Thomas the Train has been a fixture in our house. Before Jacob’s first Christmas, Kelly and I had several discussions about what type of toys would last the test of time.   Of course the toys also had to be fun. . . for both Jacob and Dad! Christmas day came and a figure 8 track with Thomas the Tank Engine was under the tree.  Not sure who had more fun with that toy that Christmas. . . .Jacob or me.  Since that time our collection has grown. “We need more curve tracks.  And could also use some more straight pieces as well,” was often my advice to Mama when asking for...

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Around the Dinner Table. . . .

Posted by on Jul 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Around the Dinner Table. . . .

For years it was merely a round table that sat in the corner of our family kitchen.   The significance wasn’t in the object but in what was done around it. Whether we liked it or not, family dinner was a fact of life.  Our seat order never changed.  There was no “skipping” dinner.  And the cardinal rules were:  take some of everything, clear your plate and be pleasant. This is where we had the “opportunity” to eat lima beans for Dad’s birthday, because they were his favorite vegetable.  This is where my radishes would strike up imaginary conversations with each other in order to liven up the...

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