I don’t normally make resolutions at this time of year. End of October is usually when I feel the pull to make changes in my life. But, I’ve been surrounded by sickness and death these past several weeks. Three deaths in as many weeks and several of my buddies have been in and out of… Continue reading It’s New Year’s Eve of 2012 and I’m feeling unusually reflective.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get… Continue reading 2012 in review
My grandmother passed away earlier this week. She was 89 years young. These are the words I said at her funeral: I have a lot of memories of my grandmother, Mary Martin, but one of my favorite memories happened rather recently. I’d been researching our family’s genealogy. I wanted to know where we came… Continue reading Mary Louise (Calley) Martin, 1923-2012