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

Off on another train adventure

It’s been a year since we visited New Orleans via Amtrak. Riding on Amtrak was as much a part of the adventure as visiting the Big Easy. Today, we’re boarding The Empire Builder to Chicago. It follows a northern route across Montana, Idaho, the Dakotas until it turns south and terminates in Cicago There we… Continue reading Off on another train adventure

Celebrating During COVID

Happy Valentine's Anniversary, Sweetheart This week marked our forty-first wedding anniversary. I have often said that the key to a long and happy marriage was to "play long" like the stock market -- it proved true for me again. I opened my email Monday morning to find an urgent message from the pastor at the… Continue reading Celebrating During COVID

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