In Memorium

Feature photograph courtesy of Ancestry. com. Clockwise from the lower right corner: Debora Ann Ragland Buerk, Peggy Ann Scoles Ragland (my mother), Bessiel Lola Beach (my great grandmother),Margie Violet Dunn (my grandmother). In MemoriumMy MomPeggy Ann Scoles Ragland1936-2022 Peggy Ann Scoles Ragland Death is Nothing at All Death is nothing at allI have only slipped… Continue reading In Memorium

Fonts Matter

Happy Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day 1981 Marriage Wisdom February 14, 2022--Today is our forty-first wedding anniversary. Time flies. What is our secret to a long marriage? We "play long" just like the stock market.

A Day of Infamy

Groundhog Day 1976 Forty-six years ago this month, Groundhog Day specifically, was a defining moment in my life. What was it? My high school newspaper was censored. Don't laugh, at seventeen being named one of the editors-in-chief was a big deal. A scholarship-making deal. I was taken unawares when called into the vice principal's office.… Continue reading A Day of Infamy

Cool Dad

With record temperatures forecast for this weekend in Seattle. The question is how to stay cool.

Prankster

Part two. Dad was a real prankster. He would send me into the hardware store with instructions to ask the store proprietor where the “striped paint” was. Another time it was for “skyhooks.” And at the grocery store, “scratch” because he said, “your Mom cooks everything from scratch.” At age five and six, I was… Continue reading Prankster