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Veterans Day

Keep it Real Wednesday November 11, 2020 Veteran’s Day Recently, l took Rosemary for a perfect fall ride on the Blessing Bike.  We brought the blue tooth speaker as we tuned in loud to Bing Crosby.  Rosemary tapped her hand on the bike, snapped her fingers, sang along for all the tunes and shared stories. But it was THIS tune …

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TOGETHER!

Keep it real Wednesday November 4, 2020 Together On Halloween our neighbors gathered for a socially distant fun afternoon to help make Halloween a positive lasting memory for the children.  People wore costumes, played games and even launched a pumpkin catapult which Wade built in our garage.   It was a beautiful afternoon. Although Rosemary was still not feeling up to …

Gratitude Fatigue

Keep it Real Wednesday October 28, 2020 Gratitude Fatigue? Hello everyone, Rosemary was under the weather over the weekend and we thought it would be prudent to get a COVID test at the local Urgent care COVID testing site. Thankfully Rosemary was negative for Covid-19. She does, however, have pneumonia which is not a walk in the park at 94 …

Bushel and a Peck

Keep it Real Wednesday October 21, 2020 Bushel and a Peck Life is busy these days and full of stress. This is Rosemary’s gift to you. She said somebody needed to hear this today

Semper Fi

Keep it Real Wednesday October 14, 2020 Semper Fi Today, I want to share something with you that happened to Wade and I on a trip to a local big box store this week In the checkout line, we noticed a woman with a teenage daughter launching a vicious and vulgar verbal attack on an 80 plus year old man …

The Pocket Talker

Keep it Real Wednesday October 7, 2020 Pocket Talker Rosemary proudly describes herself as a “hearing aid dropout”. She tried them years ago and just couldn’t get used to them and her hearing has slowly deteriorated. In recent years, her lack of hearing has become a barrier and has been an isolation factor (as much as we have tried for …

My Mother’s Hands

Keep it real Wednesday My Mother’s Hands September 30, 2020 I was sitting next to Rosemary in church last weekend and glanced at the tiny hands in her lap.  I studied them for the first time in a really long time. They were smaller than I remembered, and looked very fragile.  When did her hands look so old?  I was …

Heaven preparing our way…

Keep it Real Wednesday September 23, 2020 Heaven Preparing Our Way One day last month Rosemary was feeling under the weather and decided to go to bed a little earlier than normal. Around 8p that evening, I heard her call out to me and I hurried to her room. She asked me to sit on the side of the bed …

It’s More

Keep it Real Wednesday September 16, 2020 It’s more This past weekend, Wade and I delivered a bike to a family who wanted it for their 92-year-old father. As we loaded the bike on the trailer for delivery, Rosemary grabbed my arm and asked me to sit down and tell her all about the family.  I shared what I knew …

Words to Live by

Keep it Real Wednesday September 9, 2020 Words to Live By My daughter called a few days ago from St. Louis to talk to her Grandma Rosemary and just catch up.  I tried to give them both privacy on the phone so I stayed out of the room for the most part and would wander in and out in case …