Keyword: Remember Your Roots and Keep Them Colored
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In case you hadn’t noticed, every year the Eiden’s Christmas letter gets later and later, until this year, it’s an epistle for Christmas in July. Lucky you.  If you give it … more
It was a Monday morning so I naturally didn’t have a joyful spirit — similar to how I am on all the other days of the week. As if getting out the door wasn’t awful enough, as I … more
I told Gar, “Many mammals, birds and fish stay with the same partner till death do they part.” Unsmiling, he deadpanned, “Obviously, monogamous animals don’t know how long … more
Men, you need to realize how precious you are. It doesn’t matter that the media says you aren’t as great as you truly are. Let me assure you, the media’s opinion doesn’t … more
I received an education this summer, somewhat free of charge, and I didn’t even have to go to college. I renovated a 1984 Fleetwood motorhome we got from Gar’s folks, and the first … more
At my and Gar’s age, not to mention our activity level (which is less than any sloth on planet earth), we’re certain we should be moving our joints every day, so I walk and Gar swims. And … more
We try to attend church everywhere we visit, so one Saturday while in Pensacola, Florida, I did bookwork and Gar looked up independent fundamental churches in our vicinity. Sunday found us only a … more
Recently, sleep physiologist Rachel Markwald set out to study fatigue on a Navy warship. She, along with her team, spent two weeks aboard the amphibious assault ship Essex and they found that getting … more
I use a hair product called “Freeze-It” to keep my mop in place and my motto is, “One can never, no not ever, use too much hairspray.” I buy such an abundance, I asked my CPA … more
After arriving in Florida, we stayed with our kids for a few days while setting up the camper. We’d told them early on that we’d be closer to them this year, and they seemed excited, but … more
I’ve often thought what I’d say to my 10-year-old self if I could go back in time. I recently asked Gar what he’d say to 10-year-old him. Quickly, he said, “Ten-year-olds … more
I’m a butter lover and the creamy, slightly salty deliciousness is thickly spread on almost everything I eat and I feel fine about it. I don’t measure it or fret if it’s too much. I … more
We’re often told to follow in someone’s footsteps if we want to succeed. Don’t try that with me. If you’re aiming for any type of victory this side of heaven, I’d … more
This year, when we traveled south for the winter, our daughter, Lunny, came with us. She was training for a summit, happening soon, so she worked out at each sibling’s stop. The first … more
On Gar and I’s anniversary, a friend inquired whether we would ever be interested in giving marital advice to those fresh off the stage of their wedding reception. I thought he was joking, but … more
We’re winding down a stressful year and Gar would know; he’s had 12 months in a long accumulation of months, with you know who. Christmas is first and foremost when we celebrate our … more
I recently saw a greeting card with a young girl on the front reading a recipe and frowning. The caption read, “What the #&$*is cumin?” My sentiments exactly. I hope … more
I once read, “In marriage all the seams are tested. To make it work, you must learn to row as one.” I’m pretty sure Gar never got that memo. There’d been a check on the … more
My hat’s off to folks who willingly get up at 4:30 a.m., gladly eat cold sandwiches, and joyfully puff and pant and sweat and swear. You’re not my people. Gar and I hunted from the … more
One day last year about this time, I was in the bank during a slow time of day, so the tellers and I had a chance to catch up on each other’s lives. The chatter soon turned into a discussion … more
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