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Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Grandfathers: Antique Little Boys

He admits that at times he’s mischevous like a small boy. It’s in his genes, he’ll argue. That’s his excuse for how he got four of his grandsons into so … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

Our Treehouse Was A Knockout!

Most backyard treehouses occupy one tree.  We were lucky.  Four trees supported our three-story achievement.  Sadly, its brief life ended with a thud. We lived on a wilderness farm.  Our … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 4 Comments

Grandad’s Safe Job

Early in his working life, John Shelley hadn’t planned on becoming chief of a major city fire department.  That came later. As a young man in the early 1900s, he … Continue reading

May 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tender is the Wild

 Early morning is a great time to observe wildlife in their natural surroundings. Just after dawn one day, I was on our deck with a spotting scope scanning a beach … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bobby Kennedy’s Friend In Canada

The aging man sat rigid on an unmade bed. He still wore his light overcoat.  He gazed intently at the TV, eyes watering.  The Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker realized … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · Leave a comment