december 18, 2018

“Sometimes we look for those thunderous things to happen in our life for our lives to change or go in the other direction. We seek the miracle. We seek the parting of the seas, the moving of the mountains. But no, it’s a quiet thing. At least for me it was.” ~ Ben Vereen     Aunt Charlene and Uncle Tony invited us Lexington Terry transplants over for a pre-Christmas meatloaf

october 3, 2018

“Together we can change the world, just one random act of kindness at a time.” ~ Ron Hall     Dad’s sister, Barbara Ann, gives him a birthday kiss as their great-niece Macie looks on. Dad loves his family so much and they sure do love him back. I’m still so happy he had a birthday dinner that so many of the family could be at. 

october 1, 2018

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” ~ Gilda Radner     Tonight we celebrated dad’s 80th birthday. Sixteen of us were able to gather at Ramsey’s for a Monday night dinner and he was just as tickled as he could be to see everyone. Before dinner he got a call from his

march 27, 2018

“Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into family, dreams that turned into reality, and likes that turned into love.” ~ TinyBuddha     We tried to have a surprise birthday party for Charlene this evening. I say tried because she was seated at a table for ten…before anyone else arrived. So much for the surprise in “surprise party.” Nevertheless, she was happy

january 7, 2018

“The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple, and love without measure.” ~ Tibetan Proverb     I had the great fortune of dining with some of my family to finish off the birthday weekend. I only get to go to Longhorn Steakhouse when mom and dad are in town, so that’s where we headed. I swear, even though they’re a chain, they make

december 29, 2017

“The best things in life aren’t things.” ~ Unknown   Due to illness, we delayed our cousin Christmas party until tonight. We ate, we exchanged gifts, we laughed, we watched the end of the UK Bowl Game, and we managed to take this family photo. The older I get, the more I love this bunch. They’ve raised great kids and they’re a pleasure to be with. “The best things in

october 31, 2017

“It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.” ~ Alan Cohen     Dad helped with Halloween. He was so excited about it, too. He waited patiently by

october 1, 2017

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt     Today was an especially important day. Today, our Hero turned 79 years old. We learned just how bad his heart condition was after his heart attack last year. That, coupled with other significant maladies, pretty much ensured he had very limited time. I can’t tell you how pleasantly surprised, and overwhelmingly grateful, I am that

august 16, 2017

“Love fiercely, fight with honor, and always keep courage and compassion in your heart.” ~ VL Cox     Aunt Lois’ youngest granddaughter is Macie. Today was her first day of 6th grade, but until today, she’d been hanging out with Aunt Lois and our hero and shero. A day or two after mom was moved to Cardinal Hill she drew Corage the Dog. Corage now decorates mom’s wall with