A Round Robin Story

I want to tell you about an amazing round robin. I’m not talking about a bird, person, competitive meet, or petition. This special round robin is a collection of letters, photos, and other items circulated between the Johnson family members for decades. Whoever gets the round robin takes out their old letter, reads what the […]

Goodbye, Cheryl

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind. We were called to come see about my mother-in-law Cheryl when her condition started going downhill fast. (Side note: her name is pronounced CH-eryl, not Sheryl. It’s the hard CH sound.). She celebrated her 90th birthday at the end of August, but wasn’t feeling well at that […]

Teach Your Children

My daughter recently posted a photo on Facebook that brought back a lot of memories. It has her in it, but in the background was our blue 1968 Nova that we had for decades. It was my first car, bought in 1974, and was green with a dark vinyl top at that time. I was […]

Aging Parents

Many of my friends and I have aging parents. It’s hard to watch because it reminds us that as they are aging, so are we. This brings on a whole new set of problems: how do children take care of those who once took care of us? Is there ever a point that the parent […]