November 22, 1963

Like other major historical events, people may ask where were you when some major event happened. This past week, the newscaster asked if we remembered what we were doing when President Kennedy was assassinated. I remember it clearly. I was in second grade at the Alamo Elementary school in a little Texas town called Paducah. […]

Dealing with Disappointment

Every life is touched by disappointment of some sort and to some degree. Whether it’s the loss of an opportunity or item or a situation not turning out as planned, the crushing feeling of grief and sadness blend into emotions that are hard to shake. Rising out of disappointment and looking for a better tomorrow […]

Time with Daughter

My daughter and I try to plan a trip together once a year. There are places she and I want to go that our husbands don’t want to. Rather than miss out totally, we travel there together. We’ve experienced the magic of Disneyworld and Hogwarts at Universal which have been some of our best trips. […]

Gone with the Wind

I used to be a substitute teacher, mostly working in Spearfish. I only substituted one day in Wyoming. It was all I could handle. On a particularly windy day, I was asked to substitute teach for a first grade class in the afternoon. The school was located on a hilltop where it felt like the […]