november 22, 2018

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but grateful for those which he has.” ~ Epictetus     Once more Aunt Lois opened her home to the family so we could enjoy Thanksgiving dinner together. Last year we had over thirty of us. Mike Moore’s brother came along. This year we had a smaller crowd, no less grateful mind you, and

february 13, 2017

“An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.” ~ Zen Proverb     Wally doesn’t understand grace, but he understands roast chicken and veggies. He also understands that Papaw Terry is a sucker for a pitiful looking dog. Non-starving dog aside, aren’t our heroes sweet? They’re such a blessing to have around.

december 26, 2016

“Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.” ~ Unknown     Mom asked Stacy to say grace while we waited for dad. If you ever want someone to say a heartfelt, meaningful grace over your dinner, call Stacy. A more sincere blessing has never been spoken at my table, making this Christmas all the more special. 

june 16, 2016

“The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” ~ Unknown     It was hot as Hades today, but there was a fine summer breeze keeping the humidity down. It made for a beautiful evening walk with Wallace down to Stacy’s house where we got a glorious view of her giant maple, Grace. A perfectly named tree for a perfect day.

may 22, 2015

“Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.” ~ Desmond Tutu     Wally and I often walk to Stacy’s house after supper. On beautiful days like this one the wave goodbye is like a tiny glimpse of dreamland. It’s an awesome house, and this was a beautiful day in the Bluegrass.

october 25, 2012

“We cannot change the cards we’re dealt, just how we play the hand.” ~ Randy Pausch I stopped at Stacy’s to photograph the leaves of Grace. I also got a beautiful moon, big and bright, placed just so. In ancient time, the Hunter’s Moon signified low vegetation so that game was more easily seen and hunted for winter’s food. Come spring, other beautiful moons shone, signifying regeneration and rebirth. The moon, by

march 14, 2012

“If you light a lamp for someone, it will brighten your own path.” ~ Buddha On my evening walk I passed Stacy Yelton’s silver maple tree that she calls Grace; with lanky arms soaking up every ray of sun; roots so old they’ve raised the yard’s elevation…and the sidewalk. Grace has weathered many storms. She drops a limb now and then, but she’s still upright and strong. That’s Grace.