The ‘tail end’ is used often enough to explain the end of something; a concert, a speech, a football game, a movie. I’ve heard it and used it many times. However, I never applied it to me. The tail end of my life? I never really put me and my lifespan into the equation.
We’ve all had these ‘crash moments’ in our world. When everything that kept us busy and struggling the night before is gone and something HUGE is on the table. We immediately take stock of our lives and determine what’s most important. The little things fall away. The overcrowded schedules disappear, family meals matter more, communication and honesty are incorporated into conversations again. Read More
Yesterday was one of those memorable days. Playing with my 7-year-old grandson in the leaves, throwing football, playing chase, losing in Dominoes, reviewing baby pictures … the stuff that turns a solitary day into memories. As the years tick by, our activities change. Our roles change too. When he and I play games we are… Read More
In the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the last Thursday of November. That’s less than a week away. Growing up, it was always a favorite time for me because of all the food (turkey is my favorite), my mom made pies (this was a ‘holiday-only’ treat), lots of family gathered and there was… Read More
Last weekend I was with family — tons of family and it was a blast. Much of our time we discussed things we did or said in years past. Some memories made me laugh out loud as if I were standing there all over again. Some memories never made it to my memory bank. Some… Read More