journal entry: Grandpa likes to leave the pumpkins on their vines until the last possible moment. This year, the weather stayed warm well into November but the pumpkins were ready in late September. The Grandchildren keep track of the
journal entry: It is easy to take a photograph of a face holding still and staring at you. Not much of a story in that one. My favorite photographs are storytelling photographs. Like this one. A mother reading
journal entry: Holden has always loved knives. Much to the horror of everyone. Standing on top of a pile of ready-to-spread-around-the-yard-mulch, he found a piece of wood that was soft and hadn’t been chopped small. He said it
“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now, in October.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne- journal entry: Grandpa likes to wait for help. This kind of
Q. What do you give a 900 pound gorilla for his birthday? A. I don’t know. But you better hope that he likes it ! journal entry: George is turning two. He happened to be visiting Grandma with his
“Take risks: if you win you will be happy – if you lose you will be wise.” -Author Unknown- JOURNAL ENTRY: I am not really sure how I raised five children. If I had to do it today, I couldn’t.
“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.” – Leo Buscaglia – journal entry: I am a happy grandmother when it comes to the parents of my grandchildren. They are easy-going parents who share my feelings about
“Are we to paint what is on the face, or behind the face, or inside of the face?” -Pablo Picasso- journal entry: Okay, Grandmas. Summer is the perfect time for finger paints. Winter is not. In the house is not.
“These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old, dry plates of sixty years ago. I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out
“There are no seven wonders in the eyes of a child. There are seven million!” -Author Unknown- journal entry: I buy one dollar glasses. No, really I do. Because little people always want to “borrow” them or “just try them