Our whole tribe got together this weekend for a party and a baptism. The celebration revolved around our new grandson who was baptized and who had a chance to meet a wider circle of family and friends. Here are two pics of me and my grandsons.
Tonight before my head gets settled into my pillow, my wife will ask me what was the best part of my day. Today, I'd have to answer that it was going to the Grand Opening of an Apple Store in our town.
I got to thinking about how the two experiences compare. Going into the Apple Store there were 20-30 employees hollering and cheering for customers as they walked into the store. They looked you in the eyes as you passed through their gauntlet and they smiled big to welcome you.
It was a nonstop welcome experience as we walked through the store. Now what about church.
What if people in church had a welcoming line like the one in the Apple Store? What if they really made you feel welcomed? Would that make a difference? Check this video I made as we crossed the threshhold of the store.
My mom celebrating her 80th birthday and me with hair.
Right now our four-year-old grandson from Bosnia has been visiting our house along with his sister and parents. He's just getting into super-heroes. Spider Man has really gotten his attention. There's one more that he needs to add to his list, my mother and his great grandmother.
She was the real deal and not the figment of some writer's imagination. She was born and raised on a farm in Michigan Thumb and has five sisters and six brothers.
They lost their parents early, but the whole brood of siblings stuck together with the older taking care of the younger. The process wasn't perfect, but it worked.
My mom married my dad in 1945 only to have him disappear and never come back. Social services were non-existent. She was on her own in her burning goal to see me raised in a healthy way and to get an education.
She did it. I have an amazing family. She lived long enough to spend lots of time with my daughter and son. Now there's a son-in-law, daughter-in-law and three grandkids. They are stellar.
Today's her birthday. She's worth thinking about and I thank God for her everyday. She accomplished her goal and now she's being rewarded in heavenly-places. "Happy Birthday, Mother. You were a world-changer for me."
Who says there's nothing valuable on Facebook? My old friend, Walt Sorg, posted on his Facebook this YouTube video about how vinegar can save the day in a variety of daily needs, especially those "oh, man" sort of moment. This is worth watching.
This is what the YouTube video says about the video and how to use vinegar.
Published on Sep 25, 2013
We've put together a list of 10 interesting ways to make that bottle of vinegar work for you. Audible Trial: http://audible.com/household Topics covered: 1. Unclogging a drain 2. Removing adhesive residue 3. Getting rid of awful smells. 4. DIY Cleaning Products 5. DIY Fruit fly Trap 6. Getting Wrinkles out of clothing (My favorite) 7. Preventing pets from scratching 8. Make flowers last longer 9. Cleaning your glasses perfectly 10. Removing baked on gunk in a frying pan
We were at the Magic House in St. Louis with our kids and grandkids when our daughter-in-law suggested we get a picture of everybody together. She set the timer on the camera and this is the result. I love the informality of this shot. We will get a print made and hang it on our wall. I really treasure family photographs and this one will have place of honor.