What is it with kids and forts? I remember as a kid building forts and tree houses with my friends. I recall as a parent, my children using pillows and cardboard boxes to construct their make-believe hideaways. Now my grandchildren seem to naturally want to use blankets over tables or delight in scrambling into … Continue reading The Christmas Tree Fort
It’s the Christmas season and no season would be complete without a telecast of the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” This 1946 movie stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a man who yearns to leave the small, serene town of Bedford Falls but stays home sacrificing his dreams to help others. While not considered … Continue reading It’s A Wonderful Life…AGAIN!
My children tell me that there is a direct correlation between age and the difficulty of buying gifts. The older I get, the harder it is to pick out a gift for me. They are well aware that their father, aka Poppy, has told them on many occasions that he is a man who has … Continue reading A Christmas Gift Giving Guide for the Man Who Has Everything
I love Christmas. I love the way the house is lit up with lights and decorations. I love the baking of Christmas cookies, the seasonal scents of balsam, cinnamon, and gingerbread. Who doesn’t enjoy the familiar Christmas tunes that admittedly start playing way too early, yet help create such a festive atmosphere? But what I … Continue reading Chasing the Shadows of Christmas
Nine years ago, I wrote a story about an experience at a Chick-fil-A Restaurant near my office. Every Christmas, I reread it as a reminder of my many blessings. Today I want to share it for the first time with TheBuddyBlog.com audience. I hope it blesses you as it did me years ago. The Christmas … Continue reading The Christmas Gift
Later this week, December 7, 2018, will be the 77th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. This attack propelled the United States into World War II. President Roosevelt declared it a "Day of Infamy." In light of this infamous moment in American history, I wanted to share a personal reflection of a little-known … Continue reading I Bombed Pearl Harbor