Author Archives: thissideofthediaper

Rookie Mistakes

Carter gave me about 3 milliseconds of warning before he made me pay for my rookie mistake. I was getting some time with my grandson last evening.  He was happy and gooing and just basically enjoying himself.  I was holding … Continue reading

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Holding My Grandson

I didn’t cry when I first held my grandson, Carter.  I thought I would.  Frankly I was surprised I didn’t.  As I have gotten older and come to grips with some things from the past I have become much more … Continue reading

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Cold Snap

My dogs told me to eff off this morning.  I think my wife did as well . . . though she didn’t really mean it.  She just gets in a mood when it gets down to 44 degrees below zero. … Continue reading

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Thankful . . .

Thirty-nine years ago today, November 23, my mother died suddenly.  Like this year, it was the day before Thanksgiving.  I was 14.  My brothers were 11 and 9.  I remember life going on around us as time stopped in its … Continue reading

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Season’s Eatings

So the Holiday Season snuck right up on us, huh?  Its amazing that an entire season can go unnoticed until it is on us seeing as we are all adults and we own calendars . . . and we have … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

With all the hoopla surrounding the Presidential Election Veterans Day kind of sneaked up on us.  Here is a past post from Veterans Day that I really enjoyed.  Thank you to all of men and women who served and serve … Continue reading

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Halloween Spirit

I am not a Halloween guy. I like the whole idea . . . I just resent its ascendance to the Major Leagues of Holidays.  I think it belongs in the minors with Columbus Day and May Day.  It is … Continue reading

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