Love Eclipses Spectacular Solar Eclipse 2017 – Reminiscences

Today, August 21, 2020, is the third anniversary of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. I can't even count all of the times I recall that celestial event that seemed like a momentary glimpse into heaven. During these strange times of pandemic, social unrest, and frequent uncertainty, I can't help but recall the complete order of … Continue reading Love Eclipses Spectacular Solar Eclipse 2017 – Reminiscences

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

Grape Vines and their Good Friday Message

April 12, 2020   Easter Sunday Right now it is a Joyous Easter Morn! Halleluiah Christ is Risen! On Good Friday I was cleaning up the final grapevine clippings that Emily and I had thinned out the day before. Pushing one overloaded wheelbarrow of long unwieldy vines after another, I trudged back and forth from our … Continue reading Grape Vines and their Good Friday Message

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

My Christmas Message from a Stained Glass Window

Christmas arrives in North America just after the darkest day of the year in late December. The turning point when light begins increasing daily, slowly, minute by minute, is significant since Jesus Christ is the source of light, including spiritual enlightenment. Consider John 8:12 “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of … Continue reading My Christmas Message from a Stained Glass Window

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

Heading to State Fair

Howdy again As the Wyoming State Fair begins this week in Douglas, I’m planning my schedule to spend a couple of evenings there. I can’t resist Dad’s and Mal’s amazing fair cuisine at Jackalope Catering. Then we will mosey to the exhibit halls where I will be relishing the creativity of 4-H youth and open … Continue reading Heading to State Fair