Adjusting to the Technologically Challenged (or, this is for my mother)

Technology is amazing. With our phones we carry maps, Bibles, internet access, news reports in an instant, thousands of songs and videos, thousands of picture to place on social media outlets, teaching and preaching series, watch TV and movies, keep a datebook, have phonebooks, entire library collections, calculators, and of course, candy crush (or whatever… Continue reading Adjusting to the Technologically Challenged (or, this is for my mother)

Parent-Child Lessons Flow Both Ways

It was a moment in time that changed every way she viewed her mother. One author wrote that she remembers the exact moment she realized she had changed roles with her mother of caretaker-nurturer. She was driving and her mother was in the passenger seat. At one point, the daughter had to brake suddenly. So… Continue reading Parent-Child Lessons Flow Both Ways

My son’s fiancé … just got a wake up call

For a few days, we are being blessed by a visit from our son and his fiancé. I had met her once ... we ate out at Hard 8 ... a great Texas BBQ place where I always eat toooo much. I was moving from Dallas to Virginia, my son had struck up a friendship… Continue reading My son’s fiancé … just got a wake up call

Two solitary souls met each other, and made each other’s life better.

Two solitary souls met each other, and made each other's life better. It happened over 15 years ago. And not everyone was happy it happened. My mother, who was a widow for about a decade, finally retired, moved from Delaware, and took up residence in The Chesapeake (an excellent retirement village in Newport News). Her… Continue reading Two solitary souls met each other, and made each other’s life better.

Nomads in my Family Tree … Italian Exiles

I haven't done the Ancestor.com. I haven't researched extensively the Estes clan through the centuries. But, I do know a little. From what I know, we trace back to northern Italy where we were pretty well off. (There's even a library with our name ... look here). That's also why I probably like pasta and… Continue reading Nomads in my Family Tree … Italian Exiles

She Loooves Me, She Misssses Me

25 years ago, I left Dallas to come to Virginia to serve at a church. For a few months, Lisa stayed in Dallas with our son, Calvin. Today, I came across a letter she sent me. It said that she missed me. Calvin missed me. They stayed up at night watching Barney, reading books, and… Continue reading She Loooves Me, She Misssses Me