Sunday, June 20, 2010
This is my favorite picture of my Dad. He found Tara sitting on a bucket talking to the lake at the end of the dock at their summer lake cabin. I snuck up on them and captured this unforgettable moment.
My Dad was a great teacher. He shared his thoughts in what I call DADISMS. here is a small sample.
"If you fly with the crows, you are a crow." A cautionary DADISM I heard him tell me as I waked out the door in high school.
"You can learn to be good from watching bad examples" This DADISM is tried and true. He practiced it in his own life.
"She looks like she's been pulled through a knot" An apt description of someone who is living fast and loose. Note to self don't get pulled through a knot.
"I'm a dollar waiting on a dime." Yes, my Dad was the dollar, I was the dime.
On Marriage......"I realized we'd be happy as a couple when I just made your Mom comfortable." Love this.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I'm feeling really happy today. Little Courtney, the rollie pollie baby who I snuggled in my arms....little Courtney who loved to read Little House on the Prairie, cook, and do crafts as a child....little Courtney who has persevered against all obstacles.....has graduated from college. She is off to Davis for a Masters Degree and teachers credential in the fall. I love seeing my kids become the people they are meant to be. What a beautiful thing.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
One of my favorite things in the world is a good book. I'm addicted to the slow seduction of words that draw me into a world filled with new friends, enemies and cultures. For those of you who feel the same way, pick up this wonderful book. Prepare now for dishes unwashed, dinner not cooked and clothes unwashed. Don't feel bad. Comfort yourself with the knowledge that it's good for your family to learn to take care of themselves. Oh, and don't forget the tissue. You'll need it at the end when you bid your new found friends goodbye.