Monthly Archives: December 2016

cousin aneta

As I mentioned earlier, I visited my cousin Aneta yesterday (and the day before). Just like Quinn and Krista, Aneta and I were born only a few months apart in the same year. Her dad and my mother were siblings. For … Continue reading

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hawk stories

Mauri and I are far apart. He’s at the Oregon Coast for the January Sabbath by the Sea retreats; I’m in Arizona for some post-Christmas / New Year time with the Carlson side of the family. Yesterday, Mauri posted this … Continue reading

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which one?

My cousin HK just sent a batch of pictures of her dog, asking which one was my favorite. This one, of course! Why? Because it matches this pic of our dog Champ, who went to doggie heaven many years ago. … Continue reading

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merry christmas eve

Parts of our day of pre-Christmas celebration. Our traditional breakfast with the family at The Jory. Since my usual steak and eggs was not on the menu this year, I was forced to change my order to Jory Benedict. We … Continue reading

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jaunt to michigan

It illustrates Quinn’s level of care for her mama that she would spend extra mileage points to fly to Grand Rapids through Chicago (rather than Dallas/Ft Worth) so she could meet my connection there and fly the last leg of … Continue reading

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the show must go on

In Michigan they call this a dusting. It happened yesterday, causing commuters to spend many hours on the highways and byways of Portland and surroundings trying to get home. Drivers would abandon their cars when traffic stopped moving at all, … Continue reading

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look what i started

Since I measure time by the years my children were born, I can date this picture around 1977. Taylor was a baby. He had chicken pox and I was still nursing him, but I left him and his older siblings … Continue reading

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my children owe their lives to this man

That title might sound dramatic, but it is absolutely true. I sat innocently enough at my job as receptionist at the Youth for Christ International headquarters in Wheaton, IL, when Paul Carlson took my picture. He had recently moved back … Continue reading

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a friend indeed

Cancer has raised its ugly head yet again in someone I love. My friends Dick and Shirley Walker have both waged war against it in one way or another. I learned a few days ago that Dick’s cancer has returned in … Continue reading

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cuteness overload

Pete and Linsey and the boys posed for John and Erin’s camera recently to celebrate Lincoln turning one. Be prepared to ooh and aah. CLICK HERE

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