Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells
Greg and I started dating on Labor Day of 2005. I went to Thanksgiving with his family in Arizona.  He came to my parents house for New Year's. We went to see the new Joseph Smith movie which was playing at the Liberty Jail. On the way home, Dad gave us...
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Happy Birthday to You

On our birthdays we got to choose our favorite cereal and got real milk.  We had to share 1/2 cup of our cereal with our siblings and people would mark the milk. Then some people would drink milk and fill it up with water. Our friends would sometimes give us a...
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Double Reunion on Father’s Day

Double Reunion on Father’s Day
The fall of 1982 my class reunion committee had meetings at my home. It was fun to see all the gang after 10 years. Driving back from Idaho I could already feel baby bump discomfort. I wasn’t sure I was expecting, but sure enough it was confirmed and what did my...
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Friday the 13th is a Lucky Day

Friday the 13th is a Lucky Day
Over three decays ago my luck changed from bad to good on Friday the 13th.  In the fall making one of our favorite Halloween treats no bake peanut butter corn flake cookies I felt so nauseated I have not been able to eat them since. Finding out a reason for the...
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FOUR SCORE AND ONE

Four Score and One Written October 3, 2013             Four Score and One years ago last night a young boy was sent by his father out into the night to go fetch a doctor.  It was a cold October night, the clock was nearing midnight and the still sparsely settled countryside...
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December 27, 1978

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Closing The Logbook

Closing The Logbook
How far in the past does an event have to have occurred before it can be called “history?” I have no idea. But as for a man’s personal life and times it seems reasonable to say that the day he becomes an octogenarian he can be forgiven if he looks back...
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Gloria's 60th Birthday Gift

Gloria's 60th Birthday Gift
My youngest sister, Gloria (Adams) Schneider loves practical jokes!  Eight years ago, when I opened the birthday gift she had sent from Wisconsin for my sixtieth birthday I had no idea what to expect.  But as each of my sliblings, Lloyd, Jan, and Steve subsesquently received similar "packages" when they turned...
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Jessie

Jessie
Yesterday I received a notice in my In Box reminding me of my late paternal grandmother, Jessie Wallace's birthday today, 19 th March, when she would have turned 121. As her first born granddaughter and first child of her first child (my Dad, Kenneth Boyd Wallace was born on 23 rd...
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A Special Heritage Birthday Gift

My son Ken celebrated his birthday on 24th July and, as well as the paella pan we gave him, I decided to put together a special heritage gift for him. Please take a look at my short video, as this is an idea you could try yourself.
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Tom's Roast Part-2

Tom's Roast Part-2
  This segment is all about roasts and tributes. Terry gives a hilarious account of one of my "mixed race" golf outings. I love him and his brothers because we can have as much fun as we want with each other with regards to race jokes and fun. The truth is...
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Tom's Roast Part-1

Tom's Roast Part-1
IT'S MY PARTY!!! It was an incredible night to remember. Before we started taping the show there was an incredible Italian buffet and everyone pigged out big time. During the dining hour we played a continuous playlist of songs recorded in the 70's by my old band, Brothers Kingdom. As a...
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Tom's Roast Part-4

Tom's Roast Part-4
This video segment is one of my favorites. Singing with Christine for the first time ever on stage was one of my most special moments in life and a dream come true for her. OK, so it wasn't the VERY first time she sang in public I tried to make light of...
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Tom's Roast Part-3 The Story

Tom's Roast Part-3 The Story
  I wouldn't be honest if I didn't reveal this. OK, so I wouldn't reveal it. OK, I better reveal it. Poor Christine had such a hard time putting this event together alone. She knows how much I love directing stage shows. I've done it for 40 years. How could she...
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Mum, Dad & Sisters Sing

Mum, Dad & Sisters Sing
  If you want to see why we are such a musical family this segment tells the tale. George and Lil have been singing together since they met. In fact, they lived across the street from each other and Dad used to sing on the front porch and Mum couldn't resist....
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Jim Sings, John comedy, Jus and Ty

Jim Sings,  John comedy,  Jus and Ty
  I must say that Jimmy did an incredible job as MC of the event. He had no time to prepare, flew over 1500 miles to be there, had not seen the venue, never met 90% of the people attending and had no idea what anyone else might've prepared to say...
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