1958 Memory

One of my favorite childhood memories is visiting my cousins in Brady, Nebraska; this picture in particular is fresh in my mind.  My uncle took my brother and I and his three sons to fish in the fore bay of the Jeffrey Lake Reservoir.  We were never allowed to go there by ourselves because  water from the … Continue reading 1958 Memory

Happy New Year!

As the song goes, "Turn out the lights, the party's over ..."   When the party is over, it's time to give hugs and kisses, grab your blankey and get in your crib.   Happy New Year! Thought for the Day:  For last year's words belong to last year's language.  And next yeaf's words await another … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Magical Stairs

These stairs may not look like anything special, but they led to magical places when I was a kid.  Some of my fondest memories come from both ends of these stairs. At the top of the stairs is a gravel road, and across that road is the house where my cousins lived.   We had loads … Continue reading Magical Stairs


Who are these guys?   I wonder who they belong to anyway.  It certainly can't be any of my relation.  Geez, who would let their kids get haircuts like that ... and during the school year no less. This weekend, I had the good fortune of attending my uncle's 90th birthday celebration.  What a great get-together; … Continue reading Relatives?

Sour Puss

Where do kids learn this stuff?! At the end of each formal photo shoot involving little kids, especially where they were asked to sit still, smile, be nice, etc. I give them a chance to be themselves and ask them to show me their funny face.  For first-timers, who don't know what a funny face is, … Continue reading Sour Puss

Little Brothers

Two boys can have a lot of fun on a dock.  Barefoot, perfect weather, and free from daily chores, they can spend all day on the dock: fishing, sitting on the edge with their feet in the water, comparing tackle boxes, fishing, baiting hooks, changing bobbers, watching each other fish, day dreaming, fishing, sharing equipment, trading lures, … Continue reading Little Brothers

Alene’s 90th Birthday

My mother, Alene, turned 90 on February 18, 2010, and there was a big party for her. Alene was very excited to see everyone at her birthday party, even though many had to cancel because of blizzard conditions.  Her brothers from Colorado and western Nebraska were ones that couldn't attend due to the road conditions.  … Continue reading Alene’s 90th Birthday