This is something I spoke at my church for Grandparent’s Day in 2015. It is based upon a blog post I found in my research for the subject.
Grandparents are a blessing. They are also the “little foxes” that like to spoil the “vine” of our children, too. It is humorous to watch grandparents. What was once a colossal “no-no” to us as their children is cute and adorable with their grandchildren.
My children’s grandparents hand out more money than I remember my parents ever doing. I can remember how hard it was as a child to get a quarter to buy some candy or a trinket toy from the front of a restaurant. But now, those same hands seem to rain dollar bills like the Sunday School Candy Rains of years past.
This post was originally posted on November 26, 2004.
I am engaged! For those of you who would like to know how it happened. You can read below! 🙂
First, I picked her up for a date. We had planned on celebrating our nine month anniversary by going to P. F. Changs, one of her favorite restaurants, and Starbucks, one of our favorite places to go. Well, I picked her up for our date, which is something she never lets me do since we live so far apart. Since it was our anniversary we were going to exchange gifts. She gave me mine, which was a DVD set with the original Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer show like the one shown on CBS every Christmas, and I told her that I was going to be giving her a series of gifts. Later on, I told her that her gifts were all “keys.”
This post was originally posted November 4, 2004.
September 20, 2004, will go down in the history of my life as a night that I will never forget. It was on that night Sarah and I went out to eat at The Melting Pot.
Photo Credit: Melting Pot
It was one of the nicest restaurants I have ever been to in my life. Upon our arrival we had to use the restroom, so before going to our table we both went to the restroom. After doing our business we proceeded to wash our hands. Unbeknownst to each other we both took a paper napkin. This was no normal paper napkin used to wipe water from one’s hands. This was one of the thickest and soft paper napkins I had ever touched. Well, knowing how expensive the restaurant was I put an unused napkin in my pocket as a souvenir. I walked out of the men’s room at the same time Sarah left the ladies room and almost immediately we both said, “Those were nice paper napkins.” And then we both said, “I took one as a souvenir.” It was hilariously funny.
I started writing online years ago. You would never know that by looking at my site now. However, I started writing online before Facebook when blogs were like really large updates. The old page had pictures and links to other websites I thought were cool at the time like the official election night results from the Missouri Secretary of State. It even had link to my “web log” where I shared thoughts.
Then I created a self-hosted blog with a custom domain; I had finally arrived! I gave up the website and went full blog mode. My blog took on a new look when a few years ago I began doing book reviews. That was fun for a while and I really enjoyed doing it but life gets busy and I don’t read as many books as I used to read.
I’m ready for something new now. I’m ready to write again. I may do some throwback posts to my writing days of yesteryear in between my new stuff. Not 100% yet what will end up on here. I do know I’m ready to write again.
This blog can be anything on my mind. I thought about making it strictly a blog about human resources and make this a brand, but that’s not the only thing there is when it comes to me. So, if you can endure the sporadic and random, let’s give this another try. You might see posts about family, business, religion, food, or even a little nonsensical meandering. Either way we go at this, at least we are going.