july 4, 2019

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” ~ Aesop     The Idle Hour Country Club has consistently put on the best fireworks show in Lexington for over 20 years. That’s right. The city of Lexington has fireworks, but the country club actually does a better job of it. Hundreds gather on the lawn of what is now the old Shriner’s Hospital and wait for the

january 5, 2019

“As you work on breaking habitual tendencies (eliminating greed, hatred, or ignorance from your life, for example), don’t be discouraged if you’re not there yet. A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of persistence.” ~ Timber Hawkeye     Mike Moore turns 50 later this week. His wife Missy took advantage of the weekend and planned a surprise party at Jalepeño’s today. Twenty-eight hearty friends

december 20, 2018

“If you’re not having a good time, find something else that gives you some joy in life.” ~ Penny Marshall     Melissa Wilson Moore is the photobomber of the family. Here she perfects her technique in front of Tamara and Curt. Later in the evening, she and hubs, Mike, carefully store their food away in their cheeks like squirrels so I can snap one of them together. These girls

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 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

july 2, 2018

“Everything comes to you at the right time. Be patient.” ~ Unknown     Tony and Charlene are having a large yard sale tomorrow in West Liberty. At the last minute, not wanting to miss out on the upcoming holiday extravaganza, they threw a summer dinner for the family who could get to them in Lexington. It was a great way to spend a Monday evening, and the food was,

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

december 8, 2017

“Never regret a day in your life. Good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.” ~ Unknown     I’ll just leave this here, while reminding the universe that I’m still the drummer (and would like to play much, much more). That’s why. Plus, Mike Moore, also a drummer, is awesome and has the best shirts ever.