I like three-day weekends, except this one. Sixteen years ago, Memorial Day weekend became a weekend that will live in my mind forever. Those who know me understand, those who don’t know me, they soon will. Before that Memorial Day weekend, I most likely, like most of America was looking forward to taking our twin Grandkids camping, enjoying picnics, planting gardens, prepping for the start of summer. On that rainy Memorial Day weekend Elaine and I lost our son, Ivy lost her
I have so many things to talk about today. You might want to get some coffee; this might take a while. If coffee doesn’t happen to be your cup of tea, (get it) well, I can’t help you. I am going to start today with a Public Service Announcement. I experiment with life so I can share the results with you. You can then use my experience to shape your own lives. Never take yourself off meds prescribed by your medical advisor. There I said it. My story starts twenty-some years ag
Mother’s Day 2021 is in the books. Now, it is time to move on and start thinking about Father’s Day. Elaine had a wonderful time in Iowa, and even thought about me and occasionally called home. I, on the other hand, stayed home and took care of the things that make the house run like a house. Do you realize I had to feed three large dogs two times a day? I tried to forget to feed them, but they kept looking at me. And then one of them would kick their bowl. How can I take nap
Happy Mother’s Day. I don’t want to seem selfish, but this doesn’t seem like Mother’s Day to me. So, the non-selfish part of me (which is arguably what some would say is the smallest part) would like to wish ALL the mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day. Elaine is spending Mother’s Day in Iowa with her sister from a state in the South, two cousins and a cousin-in-law from Iowa, and an aunt that Elaine loves dearly and considers her to be Elaine’s second mother. Elaine and I d
Poudre High School Beervirus Prom 2021 happened, well, sort of. Boy Twin followed the highly influential footsteps of his grandfather, (that would be me, Ol’ Monner) and stayed home. Actually, I didn’t consult him on my views of the pros and cons of the prom. He wouldn’t have listened anyway. He hasn’t taken any advice from me since the invention of the “smart” phone. Me: You might want to consider……..
oy Twin: Well, I’ve Boogled that, and statistically you could be and are w