Tag: Humorous Life

Oct 19

Roller Coaster Baby

Roller Coaster

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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Dec 05

How I Straightened My Own Teeth


How I Straightened My Own Teeth My bottom teeth are so crowded and crooked that: They have been described as little gravestones in an old cemetery. Someone asked me if I chewed rocks as a child. I smile with my eyebrows. My top teeth are pretty straight because of an incident in fifth grade. Growing …

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Feb 18

Roller Skating Fiasco

  Roller Skating Fiasco My life has been one of many embarrassing moments, and fitting in has never been one of my strong suits. I’m ninety-two percent positive that I could give Napoleon Dynamite a run for his money. Growing up in the 70s and early 80s, roller skating was the coolest thing a kid …

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Feb 05

Dangerous Parenting Techniques


Dangerous Parenting Techniques As a parent, you may have some parenting techniques that you love to share with others.  This post is the opposite of that. This is what not to do, based on learned experience and having some mishaps along the way.   Disclaimer:   All of these stunts were performed by a parent …

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Jan 21

I Decided To Grow Out My Hair

I decided to grow out my hair

I Decided To Grow My Hair Out On the day after my beautiful wife and I exchanged our vows, I decided to grow out my hair.  So I didn’t get a haircut for 2 years. You can imagine the process.  At first the hair began to creep down to the top of my ears.  Then …

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Jan 07

Walk To School And Back Adventures


Walk to School and Back Adventures In 1979 my family lived in base housing at Shaw AFB South Carolina.  I was about 9 and my brother was about 8.  The school we went to was pretty close to where we lived.  So we walked to school and back each day together.  There are many fond …

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