Giving Thanks for Family Stories

There’s still turkey in the fridge, but Thanksgiving has officially given way to Christmas. I’ve done some cyber-shopping and boxes of ornaments and lights will be opened so the halls can be decked some time this week. But until then, I’m lingering over memories of Thanksgiving. For as long as I can remember, we’ve piled our turkey, sweet potatoes and …

When Life Sings a New Tune, Dance

I usually don’t mind change, but it’s funny the things you miss once they’re gone. Things like the “boom, boom, boom” of a dump truck at 6:30 a.m. Or the air brakes of a semi tractor as it slows down outside our front door. Or the loud buzz of a wood grinder, turning scrap lumber into sawdust. …