Bride to Be

Bride to Be

     In just eighteen days from now, July 12th, my bride Nancy and I will be celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary. Wow! Almost fifty years have passed since we both said, “I do.” I was only 18, she was 22. We were wed at the First United...
Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert

I love a good movie.  I love the way a storyline twists and turns, taking my imagination a thousand different directions before tying all the loose ends together–shocking me with surprise witnesses, unexpected events, and out-of-the-blue revelations.  The...
Successful Failures

Successful Failures

I am a successful failure. Does that sound like an oxymoron? In my nearly 69 years of life I have experienced many successes, and close to as many failures. I became pretty savvy mechanically in working on cars as a young man, but not until after enduring several...
My Father. My Hero. My Dad

My Father. My Hero. My Dad

This excerpt is part of my father’s account of the D-Day invasion during WWII. I want to honor him as the 75th Anniversary of D-Day approaches, a few days from now. He would have been 100 years old this year. I want to honor everyone who risked so much, those who gave...
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