Cute Kitties, Itty Bitty Spiders, and a Naked Adam

Cute Kitties, Itty Bitty Spiders, and a Naked Adam

One of the things this Grampy enjoys doing with his grand-daughters is snuggling on the sofa (usually in the morning) and responding to the request, “I want to watch kittys” (from Margo), or “I want to watch Kids songs” (from Lucy).  And so, Grampy will pull out his computer, go to YouTube and find videos […]

A Grampy's Thoughts

A Grampy’s Thoughts

After a partially restorative respite at Casa LuMarFin, my sweetheart and I have returned home to more fully recover from the physical ailments which short circuited our plans for this weekend.  It is always with some reluctance that we leave our grand-children, knowing how full the plates of Ryan and Charissa are with three active […]

Time for Bed  Showing Insomnia Or Tiredness

Rock-a-Bye Baby – Yeah Right!

It’s almost 9:00 pm.  The home of my daughter and her family is mostly quiet.  I can hear the dryer running in the laundry room with the regular clank of buttons or zippers against the revolving drum.  I can hear the intermittent noise of the refrigerator, the occasional whisper of the furnace, the occasional sighs […]

Of Moments and Memories

Of Moments and Memories

​In some respects the living of one’s life can be described as walking through a long succession of moments, one right after another​; each one related to the one before and after it and, therefore, related to the whole. Most of those moments are not particularly memorable when taken by themselves, but groups of them […]


Waiting to go on our “shopping date”


At Chick-Fil-A in the middle of our Shopping Trip



Recuperating at the end of our “date”

A Grandmother in Full Bloom!

A Grandmother in Full Bloom!

We will soon be married for 46 years.  It’s hard to believe that it has been such a long period of time since it seems to have gone so  quickly.  I was reminded of the reality of the years this afternoon as I trimmed my beard.  For the first time that I can remember… although […]

Just Like Holding the Cat

I enjoyed sitting next to my daughter in church on Sunday, Father’s Day.  There were a couple of things that happened during that time as I observed her holding my 10-day-old granddaughter, Margaret. First of all, I had a sudden realization as she laid Margo on the tops of her legs, cradled her in her […]

Grampy Gets His Wings!

Grampy Gets His Wings!

Since the birth of Margaret Alleene, on June 5, the regular routine of the Dubuque Jeske household has been totally “fly by the seat of your pants” except for one thing.  Grammy is camped in the home of our daughter and son-in-law!  She’ll be coming home though on next Monday … I’ll stop alternating two […]