» Posted on Oct 1, 2006 in Blog | 2 comments

One of my main themes in my books is family and the importance of it. I had this reinforced this weekend at my two granddaughters’ birthday party (their birthdays are a week apart). The house was crowded with family–cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, close friends who I consider family, too. The feeling of being in the middle of this was wonderful. It brought back memories of when I was growing up and our family would get together. I have a small one which over the years has decreased and scattered around the country and my husband is from a small one, too. I’m so glad my son married into a large family. Nothing can replace that feeling of belonging except being a part of a large family–God’s.

The girls opened presents and ran around having so much fun. They got a swing set from my husband and me and they really enjoyed playing on it. All the kids had fun playing on it.

This week there was an article in the Tulsa World about my writing career and next week there will be one in the Jenks Journal. I had several students’ parents contact me about the article and tell me how much they appreciated my help with their child. That is so nice to hear. That is why I teach: to help students (it isn’t for the pay which can’t seem to keep up with the higher cost of health insurance–don’t get me going on that topic).

What are some fond memories you’ve had of your family?


  1. Fond memories? Too many to count. I’ll pick just one. Picture Christmas Eve, an overcrowded church with extra seats added to accomodate everyone, and my 2-year-old daughter decides to play with the expensive-looking porcelain nativity scene figures at the front of the church. I had to hold her in my lap to get her to stop. She squirms, angry and frustrated, then just when the ambient noise goes into a momentary lull she cries out, “I hope you go back to JAIL!” Now, I’ve barely even set foot inside a police station, but the other folks in attendance didn’t know that.

    I can’t wait to get her back. I’m sure she plans on inviting me to her wedding :o)

    To Love, Honor and Dismay

  2. Andrew, thank you for sharing.


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