Common sense! Intelligence is good if you find yourself in a MacGyver-moment, but it’s better to have the common sense to avoid the situation in the first place!
Going to our camper on Mille Lacs Lake has become my favorite summer activity. I love sitting on the swing by the lake with coffee and a good book, watching my youngest son hunt for crayfish and frogs. Or I will skip the book and the coffee so he lay […]
I would like to have my sister’s serenity and my brother’s brilliance.
If I could live inside a TV show for a week, it would be Little House on the Prairie. I would run down the hill with Mary, my long hair swishing in the wind. I would stick my tongue out at Nellie and win the school spelling bee. Laura and […]
I learned little from my strict teachers because I was too afraid to approach them. Therefore, were they really good at being teachers? I didn’t think it was fun learning nothing from a less-than-talented one (which would include ones that had simply given up on teaching). To me, the best […]
The hardest part about being a kid is wondering if your parents understand you. The hardest thing about being a parent is wondering if your kids understand you.
I wouldn’t want to be an only child. I enjoy family gatherings with my siblings, nieces, and nephews too much. I’m not sure I would want to have ten siblings. But, after spending time with my dad’s family (who does!), I see the bonds and love hearing the stories. When you […]
I have three. Dr. Japhet Hunt who bound up George Washington’s wounds after a battle during the French and Indian War. Anna Ritter Olsdotter who traveled from Sweden in 1870 to marry Andrew Olson who sent her a map showing how to get from St. Anthony, Minnesota to his homestead near St. […]
My most memorable childhood vacation was the one we took to Ruttger’s in Bemidji, Minnesota. Dad offered to take us to Europe, but we kids and Mom voted for reading as many books as possible in a week while sitting on the beach. It was the last vacation we took […]
reunion n. 1 the act of reuniting 2 a gathering of persons after separation (a family reunion) (Webster’s) “I hope he doesn’t mind making up our own things with Legos,” said my youngest son before his cousin came for a play date. Although these boys are only three weeks apart […]