Author: Buddy McElhannon

  • Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

    Friendship is a Sheltering Tree

    Receiving yet another “friend request” on Facebook, I paused before hitting the confirm button. I knew the person, they were an acquaintance. But it got me thinking, how do I define friendship? My “Friends” on Facebook have heretofore been a combination of close and extended family, personal friends, acquaintances, along with others who appear to […]

  • How to Handle an Angry Spatula

    How to Handle an Angry Spatula

    Friends, this Reflection is one I wrote over a year ago. However, a few women have asked that I reprint it on my new blog. Apparently, they want their husbands to read it AGAIN. This started out as one of those unsolicited advice letters to my sons and sons-in-law that I periodically offer them in […]

  • A Public Service Announcement – Inspired by a 100-year-Old​ Memory

    It’s flu season and don’t we know it. News reports indicate as many as 4,000 Americans are dying of the flu each week. Rather large and colorful signs adorn the walls of my doctor’s office detailing the cautionary steps we should take to avoid the flu. Still, no one has to remind me to take […]

  • Cupid, We Have A Problem

    Uh-oh. Cupid, we have a problem. Or do we? For the first time in 73 years, Ash Wednesday will fall on February 14th otherwise known as St. Valentine’s Day. For those of us whose Christian faith tradition includes the Lenten season of fasting and prayer, this awkward conflict between sacred and secular poses a potential […]

  • Putting Is Like Kissing

    I have reached a point in playing golf that I enjoy it regardless of who I am with.  Certainly, I prefer to play with family or friends.  A round of golf with my sons or close friends is 4-5 hours of fellowship and fun, a time to be cherished for sure.  I also really enjoy […]

  • True Measure Of A Man

    Today I received a new catalog.  You know the one, or ten, or twenty you get because you once bought a shirt from an affiliated company.  And just in case I may have moved, the address included the all-encompassing “Current Resident.”  Normally such (im)personal correspondence goes directly into the round file.  But today’s cover caught […]

  • Cast Party

    Cast Party

    Would you be willing to do something silly if it left a fond memory in the minds of your grandchildren?  Apparently I do. With eight grandchildren under the age of six, any time spent with these bundles of energy and fonts of never-ending questions is always filled with delight.  Poppy time is better than a […]

  • Wandering In A Vast Wasteland

      I took a trip recently……to a vast wasteland called afternoon television.  It is a place rarely visited by this wandering soul.  And I would not have visited it at all except for a clumsy stumble on some brick steps.   

  • Don’t Call Me Ma’am …………… And Other Fine Print in My Marriage Vows

    Recently my wife and I celebrated our three month wedding anniversary. Although we had dated for a year before marriage, there is, as I soon discovered, still much to learn about one another. One topic recently discussed dealt with why women have a love affair with pillows. The fact that pillows number in the double […]

  • What Is It with Women and Pillows?

    What Is It with Women and Pillows?

    Surveys by the National Sleep Foundation indicate that the average American family has 2.2 pillows per bed. Sounds about right to me. Or so I thought. As a widower for six years, I slept in a bed with a single pillow. When I occasionally made the bed up, I placed two sleeping pillows and 2 […]