Tag Archives: family

Spoiled

It has been a hectic week, leaving little time for blogging.  If things go as planned, next week will be even more so.  I can only hope. Tomorrow morning, Martha will be ending her South Carolina vacation and making her … Continue reading

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Everyone Is From Somewhere . . .

It was 1989 when the Rock Island Album was released and after hearing “Another Christmas Song” I said that someday, I would be the old man mentioned in the song. Thirty years later, with dad dying this year,  that prophecy … Continue reading

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It’s The Way We Do It Down In South Carolina

I’ll be back on the road again tomorrow….960 miles to Houston, but who’s counting. This will be a multi-purpose visit and I’m looking forward to all aspects of the trip. If all goes well, I just might tell a few … Continue reading

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Together

Mission accomplished. Yes, some days I question my sanity.  I had to be back for work today for a number of reasons, so spreading the trip out was not an option. Backstory, here:  Saddle Up. That post was written a … Continue reading

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Home Again

Earlier this evening I returned from a 5-day sojourn up to visit my parents in New Jersey. Today’s drive lasted exactly 13 hours, (0700-2000) which is almost two hours longer than normal. Dad is dealing with some pretty serious health … Continue reading

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That’s What Sons Are For

The  Tomato Garden An old Italian lived alone in South Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, … Continue reading

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Does Tim Still Work There?

Note: I anticipate that some of my Canadian friends might want to comment on this. A week and a half ago, Elissa asked me to perform a small service (like in The Godfather). I was happy to oblige and thought … Continue reading

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Worth Noting

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that today marks my parent’s 65th wedding anniversary. Sixty-five years with the same person is a long time, full of ups and downs, smiles and tears, birthday parties and funerals and all … Continue reading

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God, Was That You?

Note: This story could be a short book, and someday might be, but I hope I can convey the message in a “blog-size” version.   I once wrote a piece for Aiken Family Magazine called, “We Chose You,” sharing the … Continue reading

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Counting Down, #1

Note:  I hit “publish” instead of “preview”, so this was released about 8 hours early. *** Non-traditional, indeed, but I’m not a Silent Night kind of guy. My favorite, contemporary Christmas song, like #2,  is also written by Ian Anderson, … Continue reading

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