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Catch Us at the Grand River Center

Catch Us at the Grand River Center

My girlfriend and I will be at the Grand River Center, in Dubuque, from 10-4 tomorrow.  We will be participating in the Easter Eggstravaganza Craft & Vendor show with over 45 separate crafters and vendors!  An Easter Egg hunt for the children, a silent auction for the adults with the proceeds benefiting Mike Callaghan from […]

Floozies and the Gifts of God

Floozies and the Gifts of God

My little grand-babies are coming for a visit this weekend.  Even though we are blessed by the fact that we see them regularly, it is not often that we enjoy the opportunity to have them here, “over the river and through the woods” in Grampy and Grammy’s home. I’m excited! I have observed, with interest, […]

After All These Years

I met her on a blind-date; she should never have allowed me a second date; she used her feminine wiles to maneuver me into an unplanned proposal five months later, just hours after trusting Christ.  Less than ten months after the blind-date at the tender and naïve age of nineteen years … I stood with […]

Breakfast With Mr. Frog

Breakfast With Mr. Frog

Once upon a time in the kingdom of LuMarFin, on a warm and sunny morning, a sweet little girl with blue eyes and blonde hair went for a walk by the pond.  She came upon a friendly green frog as he was preparing his breakfast on a big green lily pad.   “Good morning Mr. […]

Sleeping red kitten

Once Upon A Time …

Once upon a time in the magical land of LuMarFin, a pretty little princess with golden hair and lovely blue eyes and pretty pink lips was resisting the whole idea of taking a nap.  The queen of LuMarFin sighed as she listened to the rhythmic thumping from the second floor of the castle that the […]

Weird, Sad, and Sore

WEIRD: Sometimes, weird things just happen.  The details are too involved and convoluted to rehearse here but suffice to say that I am the recipient of 5 – 2’x4′ foldable, adjustable height tables that I got for nothing in spite of attempts to either return or pay for them.   Quick version (if you can […]

Reflections at Dusk

Reflections at Dusk

I sat on the front porch this evening, and watched as dusk stole slowly but certainly across the evening sky.  Listening to the birds settling in for the night as their chirping diminished in volume and frequency I also noticed the vole rummaging in the leaves in the garden at my feet.  I could feel […]

Yard Buddy

Yard Buddy

The weather was tailor-made for yard work today!  I’m so thankful that my girlfriend is of the sort that likes to play in the dirt.  I don’t mind some sorts of yard work but whatever it is, it is always more fun when there is someone working beside you.  I sometimes pause in my work […]

Eating Crow

Eating Crow

My feline buddy is so happy that Spring is here!  She loves to be outdoors, even though we keep her in a harness and on a 50′ leash attached to a stake in the middle of the yard.  She has free roam in that circle and can get in the garden, hide under the hostas, […]