It is strange how something small can evoke for many people strong emotions and fond memories. For me it is a small lump of plastic (W1.8cm x B0.8cm x H1.3cm) in the form of little pink pig with the cutest black beady eyes, a red snout, red trotters and two red spots. This little pig evokes such a strong poignant feeling of love, profound loss, happiness, sorrow, despair and melancholy all at the one time....more
My husband made it a practice of naming his children only after he saw them face to face, and so we had no list of potential girl or boy names stockpiled. When you have four children weighing in on the decision as well, it isn't a quick one, and, therefore, when I left the hospital with my newborn son, his birth certificate simply read "No Name Dagen." All I knew was that I wanted to honor my father, John Edward Souders, by using some part of his name; I thought we could also honor my father-in-love Thomas Thrower Mayo by using part of his name....more
A dream. The guests mill around noiselessly as I scan the room for my father. I’m peering through gauze. This must be a party, because Dad’s wearing a tuxedo. He’s only worn one a few times, and I’m tempted to go up and ask him when the canapés are being served. Now doesn’t seem the time for joking, though. Dad’s busy floating from person to person. He keeps glancing at his watch....more
by Barbara Nevins TaylorOn his 75th birthday my father lifted a glass to his wife and the group that gathered around him in the private room of his favorite steak restaurant. “To my best friends in the world, right now,” he said....more
Sometimes, I wish Father’s Day would go away. I wish that Hallmark and Dayspring would forget to print all those cards…Not because I didn’t have a good dad. I did. But for the sake of the children who weren’t so lucky. Because for those children, young and old, Father’s Day is a reminder of loss and disappointment....more
It’s April 22, y’all! Happy Anniversary to Fartbuster, wherever he may be.
We married in the backyard at my dad and stepmother’s house on a perfect spring evening. Now, don’t be picturing some trailer park hoe-down. Their backyard is SWANKY. Boxwood hedges line a lush clipped lawn under soaring pecan trees....more
PGO & Nellie's Cage Free Eggs come from small family farms following the strictest standards of humane animal treatment, safety and environment sustainability. Check out our bloggers' favorite ways to eat a better egg. Read more