Monthly Archives: October 2019

On chicken salad, senior pictures, and baseball

I am the oldest grandchild on my mother’s side. My grandmother was forty-five years old when I was born. One of my uncles was twelve years old when I was born. He was so excited when he answered the phone … Continue reading

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A tricycle, harmonica, and paper ears

My mother would often read to me from her favorite books, The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner and Bezzus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary. I read them dozens of times as a child and then again when I had … Continue reading

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rose hips

One of my favorite parts of living in the country is foraging. Sunday afternoon I took a basket and some scissors and went for a stroll along the road. The weather was chilly, with a strong wind that made the … Continue reading

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Invested

I’ve been learning about monetary investments lately; from closed-end funds to margin accounts, and so much more. I had no idea there were so many options for a person to put their money. Today, as our pastor spoke about John … Continue reading

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Produce

Living in the middle of farmland, it is always obvious when harvest is in full swing. Combines, semi-trucks, grain hoppers, pick-up trucks, and tractors are part of the daily traffic on the roads. It makes me smile as I think … Continue reading

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Are you ready to rumble?

My department has been having a fun competition this week at work, playing Rock, Paper, Scissors, to determine the champion among our coworkers for the next year. If only battles could be fought and won with such simple terms. My … Continue reading

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Study up

Part of my new job requirements include studying for (and passing) a securities examination. To prepare for the exam I have been reading and reviewing a twenty-chapter book that covers the various parts of my position. I have been taking … Continue reading

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