Category Archives: old friends

those macDonalds have a farm

These are the fine folks who live close(ish) to the Eugene airport and carsit while we enjoy family in AZ. Pam and Craig have been my friends since the mid 1980s. I keep close tabs on their life through Craig’s … Continue reading

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delivery story

Doctor Dave Miller was the physician on duty when Pete was born. Folklore has it that as he was heading out into the world his┬ádad asked Dr. Miller if it was a boy or a girl. (I’m sure Mauri was … 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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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┬áthat Dick’s cancer has returned in … Continue reading

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juarez sub-story: chago

To say Chago is strong is an understatement of high proportions. I’ve seen him at the gym. He’s the one who carried two five-gallon buckets of tar up the ladder to the roof at the job site, one in each … Continue reading

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a seventh home for the holidays

Seventh! I can hardly believe it. But then I scroll through the previous six posts about our Thanksgiving “builds” and it all comes back. Actually, several builds came back while we were down in the colonias outside Juarez, Mexico. During … Continue reading

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