Monthly Archives: April 2012

Flapjacks, Powdered Milk & Romans

When I was a kid and my brothers and I would go camping in the mountains of Arkansas with my Granddaddy and Grandmother we could count on certain things always being part of our experience.  One thing that was always … Continue reading

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Rusty Pulleys and Mulberry Trees

My granddaddy’s house in Paris was paradise for a twelve year old boy.  His yard rivaled Fred Sanford’s.   He had every kind of junk and clutter imaginable: rusty tools, scrap metal, old tires, wheels and hubcaps, bottles, bikes, cars and … Continue reading

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Gene and Angry Jesus

Awhile back I was having lunch with my brother, Jon, and a man I had just met on the street named Gene. While we ate, Jon, Gene and I talked and Gene informed us that he had cirrhosis of the … Continue reading

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Bunnies and the Kingdom of God

With my job I have opportunity to work nights pretty often (“opportunity” means they pay me extra for working nights).  You can see some pretty interesting things when you stay out all night, especially when you are downtown.  I saw … Continue reading

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I Will Make You Catchers of Crawfish

When I Was A Kid my brothers and I would go camping inArkansaswith my Granddaddy. Where we went camping near theLittle Missouri Riverthere were many small streams and tributaries of cold, clear and usually shallow water. Granddaddy liked to camp … Continue reading

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Autographed Napkins

When I Was A Kid my mom kept a small knick-knack-keepsake box on our living room coffee table. Its sides were about 9 inches by 9 inches and it was about 4 inches tall. It was an oak color with … Continue reading

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The Dearborn Heater

When I was a kid we didn’t just visit my Grandparents in Paris during the summer.  We would visit several times throughout the year.  During Christmas time we would spend several days at their house.  It was an old, old house.  I … Continue reading

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Copenhagen

When I was a kid my uncle Paul would sometimes go on our camping trips to Arkansas with us.  Paul often seemed more like a cousin or a brother than an uncle.  He’s only seven years older than I am.  … Continue reading

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I love you

In my mind it seems like I spent a lot of time with my Granddaddy when I was a kid. More time than I actually did. In reality I think I only saw him on a couple of major holidays … Continue reading

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The One and Only

I was converted the summer after my freshman year in college.  Let me explain.  When I was a kid we drank Coca Cola at our house.  That’s what my parents drank so that’s what we kids drank.  Then the first summer … Continue reading

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