Father’s Day – 1940’s

This is the oldest photo I could find of my Dad's earliest experience as a father.  It was taken in Washington, D.C., where he had worked in the Navy Chaplain's Office prior to joining the Navy.  The young father  is obviously beaming with pride, holding my sister. As a youngster, you don't appreciate your parents' rules, … Continue reading Father’s Day – 1940’s

Mom

Moms are special.  Not because they are fantastic cooks, not because they bake your favorite pie on your birthday, not because they know how to darn socks, not because they have ESP, and not because they were the ace pitcher on the town fast-pitch softball team.  Moms are special because of their unconditional love; they … Continue reading Mom

First Sleigh Ride

Finally enough snow to go sledding.  Time to get the old wooden sled with steel runners down from the garage rafters, sand the rust off the runners and wax them down with a block of paraffin. I don't remember the first time I went sledding, but I remember the first time I went sledding with … Continue reading First Sleigh Ride