April showers bring May flowers or is it April messings bring May blessings

I once resolved to quit the Sidetrack Sister Society but something kept pulling me back. I was off work from the dental office for six weeks of Covid-19 quarantine in March and April. It was a great time to delve into unfinished and even unstarted projects that had been pinging around in my brain like … Continue reading April showers bring May flowers or is it April messings bring May blessings

An Easter Parable of Dusty the Cat

Dusty the Cat straggled into my dad’s life unexpectedly. He looked to be at death’s door.  A filthy coat of long matted blond hair hung on his boney frame and dull eyes peered from his sad face. Dad decided to keep Dusty and make him a shop cat if he lived. Little by little, with … Continue reading An Easter Parable of Dusty the Cat

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

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