Forget Trying to Write
Things I learned from this wedding I did not know before.
You never forget how to cook with a toddler playing in the kitchen.
As a grandmother, you enjoy a toddler playing in the kitchen while you cook.
You realize you really miss toddlers playing while you cook in the kitchen and wish they were around more often.
Swedish meatballs taste just fine with a spoonful of sour cream that was destined for the German meatballs.
It is perfectly acceptable for a toddler to throw up all over the floor of the reception hall because the help will clean it up and not you.
Even when you cut back on the amount of food you think you need, you make too much.
Adding a new daughter-in-law and a new grandson on the same day is exciting. (Some people will do anything to get out of attending a brother’s wedding!)
When a family wedding occurs between Christmas and New Year’s Day, enjoy it, January will be long and dull when the fun is over.
When a family wedding falls between Christmas and New Year’s Day, forget trying to write, the long, dull days of January will be time enough.
“And sometimes I think about a one-and-a-half-year old child with its baby teeth still coming in, whose days on this earth were so very, very few.” (National Geographic, July 1988, page 53) The author of the article, haunted by that scene as he unearthed the remains of a 4th century town on the Island of..Read More ›
We spent a half week with all nine of the children and the twelve grandchildren. The occasion was our son’s wedding. Tears threatened when the boys, now men, stood as groomsmen for their brother. The struggle of our grandson to stay awake and the relaxed attitude in one of the boy’s suits served to prevent..Read More ›