Hoping for a Big One This is what you get when the fish aren't biting and two cousins steal your camera. Thought for the Day: The fishing was good, it was the catching that was bad.A. K. Best
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
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!
In the aftermath of the Thanksgiving feast, it is easy to see the difference between boys and girls. Thought for the Day: I like children. If they are properly cooked. W.C. Fields
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?
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
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
Everyone should get buried in the sand at least once in their life. Remember how many days later you were still digging ultra-fine sand particles out of your ears ... and other crevices? At the other end of this photo is the head of an eleven year old boy who was buried by his uncle … Continue reading Twinkle Toes
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