Tag Archive: Family

Nov 09

Mac and Cheese is a Scam

Mac and cheese is a scam.  Maybe you have the same child in your family. You know the one that only eats mac and cheese. It doesn’t matter what restaurant you plan on eating at, if they don’t have mac and cheese, she will eat croutons. It seems like every restaurant has their own version but at this …

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Oct 26

My Baby Was Born Without A Face

My Baby Was Born Without A Face It finally happened, we were going to have our first child. A daughter, who would change our lives forever. It was an exciting time for my wife and me. One of Lindsay’s life goals was to be a mother and this dream was becoming a reality. Impatient is not a …

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Oct 19

Roller Coaster Baby

Roller Coaster Baby When my wife and I got married, she was excited to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a mother. She was hoping to have a honeymoon baby. It didn’t work out that way and so we kept trying. A short time after we got back from our wonderful Caribbean cruise we settled into …

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Oct 12

Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips My father was stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina. We lived there from 1973 to 1981. During this time we lived in a trailer for a few years which was quite an adventure to say the least. (Read about trailer life here.) It was nice to eventually upgrade …

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Sep 28

The Hole

The Hole Behind one of the houses we lived in was a dark and formidable forest. The trees were enormous and it seemed as if the limbs and branches intertwined, creating a canopy that blocked out every drop of sunlight. The darkness ran deep and long, probably forever. There was no telling how many children …

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Sep 14

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons Swimming has always been a major challenge for me. If there ever was an aquatic emergency, you wouldn’t want me jumping in to help. That would require the next rescuer to have to save two people. For several summers in a row, my parents dropped me and my siblings off at the pool for lessons. …

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Sep 07

One Technique To Get Their Attention

The Family Squeak, One Technique To Get Their Attention We have a traditional technique to get everyone’s attention in our house. This method has been passed down by my father, through me and on to my children. As small children, we used to grab my dad’s nose all the time. We couldn’t help ourselves because, …

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Aug 31

Epilogue: New Identity

Epilogue: New Identity As time passed, I tried to get on with my life. Doing the best work I could at the hair school and staying out of trouble. Life was not perfect or easy and I still suffered from my human identity. This meant that I made mistakes from time to time. No one …

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Aug 24

Second Chance

Second Chance In September 1994, I received another official document from the Department of the Army. This time it was the best news I could possibly expect. The letter I found inside the envelope was my Certificate of Release from Parole. It seemed as if my parole officer and the Army thought that I had done …

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Aug 10

Almost Done

Almost Done There is some more work that needs to be done on the next post and so I was not ready to publish. So, I decided to take a moment to let you know where I am at with the process. There are about 3 more posts left to complete the Ft. Leavenworth Story. …

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