Life in my Family

My Tough Wisconsin Grandpa

January 16, 2017

I love this photo of my grandpa trying out the neck massager. He is a tough Wisconsin farmer. A boy who grew up in pioneer country in Depression-era America, who cleared stumps from fields with dynamite and endured below zero weather while there were still bedbugs and wood stoves. In the rough-hewn cabin where he was born, he remembers his dad staying up at night …

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I Call My Brother Fat Boy

January 9, 2017

I have almost reached my three year blogiversary. Not quite. But in honor of it, today I present the first post I ever published, and still one of my favorites, entitled “I Call My Brother Fat Boy.” P.S. I seldom call him Fat Boy anymore. But I just did the other day, and yes, he still answers to it. *** Actress Jennifer Lawrence said in …

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