A Bower Chocolate Walk (or Waddle)

Doesn’t a chocolate walk sound like the perfect setting for a holiday romance movie? That might be the case in Hallmark Land. Can’t you just imagine the colorful booths, carols piped over speakers, awkward quilt batting snow, a cozy sleigh ride, and of course a Christmas tree lighting ceremony next to an outdoor skating rink … Continue reading A Bower Chocolate Walk (or Waddle)

Life is a Rodeo and other Cheyenne Frontier Days Meanderings

Our 45th anniversary date to Cheyenne Frontier Days (hereafter CFD) last Saturday found Tom and I with sister-in-law Connie, and thousands of others from around the country and world, enjoying the Daddy of ‘Em All rodeo. While watching the raw action in real time, I decided that life is essentially a rodeo, as cliché’ as that … Continue reading Life is a Rodeo and other Cheyenne Frontier Days Meanderings

Celebrating our 45th Anniversary with Fond Memories of a Kind Stranger

A 45th anniversary only comes around once in a lifetime, so I’ll celebrate by sharing an unforgettable blessing we had on our honeymoon back in 1974. Our wedding was July 27that Christ Episcopal Church in Douglas, Wyoming, the picturesque steepled white church on the corner of 4thand Center at the only stop light in town. I’m … Continue reading Celebrating our 45th Anniversary with Fond Memories of a Kind Stranger

Measured and Immeasurablity Part II

I'm back with more thoughts on this vast topic! As discussed in Measured and Immeasurability Part I, birth, death, and human life may be measured in many ways. The paradox is that ultimately, all are immeasurable. Even stillborn children or babies who live only a few hours, days, months, or years, have a lifetime of … Continue reading Measured and Immeasurablity Part II

Measured and Immeasurability Part I

Welcome back to Bower Corner. My last few weeks have been quite an emotional ride, which has led me to think a lot about the dichotomy of living in a world, or even universe, of precise measured-ness (if that is a word), and immeasurable-ness, which would be too large, extensive, or extreme to measure. One … Continue reading Measured and Immeasurability Part I

Wyoming State Fair’s Living Legacy

  Wyoming State Fair series Part III For some reason my competitive spirit didn’t die when I aged out of 4-H. I still enter knitted and crocheted work in the open class needlework department. It seems to call my name annually. Some years I scour our back yard for horticulture entries too. It’s fun to … Continue reading Wyoming State Fair’s Living Legacy

Blast to the Past — Wyoming State Fairs

Part II of Wyoming State Fair Series My husband and I both grew up in Douglas and have many memories of our last days of summer being spent at the fair. What a gathering place it was … and is! I still have a state fair scar on my left knee. The carnival ride injury … Continue reading Blast to the Past — Wyoming State Fairs