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)
Today I am headed East to see my mother. It’s one of those events many do around the holidays - traveling to see family. And it’s both joyful and daunting. It’s daunting - for family knows us. Our flaws. Our failures. Our frustrations - things that we call pet peeves. And they know how to… Continue reading Over the Hills and Through the Woods
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
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
A Young Man Finds a Magical Young Woman Once upon a time, there was a little boy born into a magical household. The grandfather was a wizard with words, a type of town cryer that went from town to town spreading hope. He shared good news to people far and wide. He was a wise,… Continue reading EXTRA, EXTRA – Special Edition Muddy Shoes
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.
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