Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Admit it, you wish cleaning at your house was this fun.


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Conversation with Tracey

Tracey: I want to be a mama when I grow up.
Me: Why?
Tracey: So I can make the rules.
Tracey:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
Me: A grandma.
Tracey:  So I can be the mama?
Me:  Yes, so you can be the mama.

Sunday, June 17, 2018


Dear Ann Landers: 
As Father`s Day approaches, I thought you might like to reprint an item translated from a Dutch magazine. This nostalgic gem appeared in the Danbury (Conn.) News-Times. I have cherished it for many years and hope you will share it with your readers.
Donna W., Washington, D.C.

Dear Donna: Love it! I saw myself in every line and am certain others will, too. Bless you for sending it on in time for his day.
4 Years: My daddy can do anything.
7 Years: My dad knows a lot, a whole lot.
8 Years: My father doesn't know quite everything.
12 Years: Oh, well, naturally Father doesn't know that, either.
14 Years: Father? Hopelessly old-fashioned.H
21 Years: Oh, that man is out-of-date. What did you expect?
25 Years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 Years: Maybe we ought to find out what Dad thinks.
35 Years: A little patience. Let's get Dad's assessment before we do anything.
50 Years: I wonder what Dad would have thought about that. He was pretty smart.
60 Years: My dad knew absolutely everything!
65 Years: I'd give anything if Dad were here so I could talk this over with him. I really miss that man.

Happy Father's Day, to my wonderful father.

And I eagerly anticipate my own children going through these many phases over the years when thinking of my wonderful husband.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dance Pictures

Tracey had her dance recital the first weekend in May and, as is true for all high-end endeavors in the arts, her professional pictures from said recital arrived six weeks later.

Here are my favorite pictures:

And here are some funny favorite pictures:

 And some pictures from the actual recital to show how in sync she was to all her other fellow dancers: