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Who would believe a few kids from high school in the eighties would keep the friendships going and pass it along to their kids? It’s not something to expect like keeping adult family relationships current. To reunite with boyhood friends when you are in your forties and reminisce about collected memories and fit them like … Continue reading Friendships that Endure
I’m so crazy about this community where Rob’s grandfather bought a cottage on the shore of Lake Erie seventy years ago. The neighborhood of summer cottages has been going for 125 years! I assure you they have strained to keep it EXACTLY the way it was then. It is fenced, guarded at the gate and surreal … Continue reading Linwood Park in Vermilion, Ohio
Rob is showing the crowd how this game gets done. Paul couldn’t be bothered with this game. And Craig was, let’s just say, not on top of his game that day. So Rob took the trophy: “Sore and Sorry” the next day. This is one of Paul’s twins. FORGIVE ME cuz I really cannot keep … Continue reading Redefining Impossible
These are friends Craig has had since high school. Rob is the pumpkin in the middle and Paul is on the far right. I think the smiles on their faces prove that they picked up where they left off as boys. They dove head first into various competitions such as basketball the first night, then … Continue reading old friends, new adventures.
This is the real thing. No one posed these kids. They have goofy in common, in fact, it must be genetic. These are Dave’s kids, Amy’s kids, and ours. Sadly Don and Carol were moving from Ohio to SC the week of our reunion so we really missed having the kids included in the fun. … Continue reading More beach fun
Today Craig and I celebrate our ninteenth anniversary! Happily, we have safely arrived in Northern Michigan at my parents house on Lake Leelanau. Their house is most likely the best restaurant in the area so we’ll be celebrating with family tonight maybe followed up by a sunset cruise on the lake. I share with you Craig’s … Continue reading Anniversaries
As I process the nine gigabytes of photos I made this week all the testosterone loaded family members are loading the van and poor pitiful Luke is cuddling Lucy stroking her to remember her every wrinkle, color and soft spot. It went too fast. What a cliche. I suppose that is also to say it … Continue reading We had a fly by beach week.
Ok. Forgive me but it’s true. So we make great fun of it at my house, as the only girl in six I decided to join them rather than be trampled by them in the laughter that goes with gas. Jordan has a remote control fart machine which he used last year to confound the … Continue reading Farts are funny.
I know what you are thinking… I am small. That’s not news to me. Finish laughing…. The power of God in the ocean is as mighty as any tangible evidence I can find. It makes me feel vulnerable and puny. If I let it, I could be scared into a sprint up a mountain. I … Continue reading I feel small in the ocean.