It’s been 60 years in the making. It also seems like a significant number and occasion but apparently it’s not. Today my Continue reading “60 Countdown”
I wanted to do a sneak peak of Continue reading “Advent Calendar Preview”
This was just about a totally different story but at the last moment I chickened out. I wanted to do something Continue reading “Countdown 2 Completed”
This is almost like a throwback Thursday post but not quite. I just need to set the stage and that throws it back to the late 80’s/early 90’s.
Back then photos were printed in triplicate with one bigger one and two smaller. I felt that I knew right off where the little copies of these two important photos were. But alas not quite so! So after some searching I found the missing envelope but not the photo although I found one from about 2 weeks earlier.
A different world for sure. Pictures weren’t an everyday occurrence and weren’t shared at a whim. But I digress from the post content.
First haircuts are so special. It’s like a transition line between little toddler and a little kidlet. It makes them seem so much more grown up.
Now of course that can be radically different if the child has tons of hair and needs a cut by age one or something ridiculous. Or that’s what we would say from the disadvantage of being on the slow growing not much blond hair side of it!
So this week, with the bangs covering up the little eyes, it was time for a trim. Now the delicious little curls coming in at the back are still wispy and delicate. Long discussion between Momma and the skilled Ruth, my hair stylist and friend. The wispy curls stay for now even though a bob would make her hair seem thicker.
And just like that, 3 snips later, it was over. The tiny little pile of hair was lovingly put into an envelope. It was dated, signed and passed to Momma. Hugs were exchanged and off we went; just a titch more grown up than an hour ago.
PS my baby book has a little lock of hair in it and my name. That’s it! Fourth child syndrome.
PPS Ruth, my friend and stylist, is a regular blog reader. If this doesn’t get her to comment nothing will!
It’s here! Today’s the day. The first countdown has arrived. What is eliciting so much excitement? Continue reading “Countdown 1”
There are so many countdowns swirling around in my head that I have to focus on which one is being referenced in current conversation. That all just puts me squarely in the blessing department. So full of Continue reading “Count Downs”
On this date, one hundred years ago, the bells rang out across many countries. The armistice had been signed and the fighting was officially ended but not before Private George Lawrence Price was killed.
In the setting of the sun we will remember them.
He was one of “them” Continue reading “Remember “T H E M””
10 wooden crates and 5 soldiers in uniform on the stage. It doesn’t seem like enough to transport you to the hearts and minds of those Continue reading “A Soldier’s War*”
Another bout of insomnia gave me additional time to think about our bus trip tour of first world war sites in Europe during the spring of 2011. I was thinking about the stories of men who served that I wrote about in the post called the Remembrance Project 2018.
That lead me to remember the time Continue reading “From Insomnia to the Somme”
I try to spend some time during the first 11 days of November reading and thinking about commitment, sacrifice and freedom. There is always a story, or two, that speak to me.
I want to share a Continue reading “Remembrance Project 2018”