Tag Archives: family

You Have Got to be Kidding!

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mom-year-daughter-botox-young-young/story?id=13580804 A mom gives her 8-year-old daughter Botox treatments? Are you kidding? to help in a beauty pageant? This is taking the beauty pageant obsession way too far! I can’t believe she did this! I’m  not even sure what to say about … Continue reading

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The Most Hated Baby Names | Most Popular and Least Popular Names | Baby Name Trends | LiveScience

The Most Hated Baby Names | Most Popular and Least Popular Names | Baby Name Trends | LiveScience. There are lists for everything and here is one for the most hated baby names. Here is the list. Girls: Nevaeh (“Heaven” spelled … Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure « The Other Side of 55

Choose Your Own Adventure « The Other Side of 55. This was a wonderful post. We’ve all played what if..I wonder what would have happened if I had done this instead…The post made me think about it all again. I … Continue reading

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Movie Reviews | Plugged In Online

Movie Reviews | Plugged In Online. Do you read movie reviews before choosing a movie to watch? Do you have kids at home that make you concerned with movie content and maturity level? Most of us listen to some reviews, … Continue reading

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Deputies seek protection after threatening family

Deputies seek protection after threatening family. This is a weird story. Apparently, a 6 week old anonymous tip about a family led some social workers to check out a family, their newly built house, and the kids who were being home … Continue reading

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A Great Christmas Gift

Sometimes we spend a lot of time thinking about what we want to give to that certain someone. Maybe they have everything, or you can’t decide what to get since your budget is limited. I was wanting to buy something … Continue reading

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It’s time for Christmas Cards!

It is always nice to receive an unexpected pick-me-up, whether it is a phone call or a card in the mail. That is part of the “mission” of the Angel Card Project.  http://www.countrychurchcrafts.com/angelcardproject2010   You can go to this web page … Continue reading

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It’s time for the Fair!

If you are like me, you look forward to the Fair each fall! I like going just to eat corn dogs, roasted corn, and fried pickles! The family of a young woman I work with has run a food concession … Continue reading

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The Disappearing Middle Class

I just read a disturbing article. For many years our factories and big businesses have moved out of the US and set up in other countries to save money. This has caused our American middle class workers to compete for … Continue reading

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A hard goodbye

My sister Carol was 4 years younger than I. My sister Bonnie was 2 years younger than Carol. Thomas, the youngest was 10 years younger than I was. Growing up, my sisters were very close. I was the oldest and … Continue reading

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People Watching

One of my favorite past-times is people watching. Looking at what people wear, how they style their hair, what kind of shoes are they wearing now, piercings, etc. All are fascinating to watch. Conservative or “way out there” can walk … Continue reading

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Trying to stay positive

A little over a year ago, the Owens Corning plant in our area had a large lay-off because of the diminishing use of fiberglass products. Our daughter was one of the 300+ people who lost their jobs with assurances of … Continue reading

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Mixed Emotions

You know how some days you just feel a little off? You’re not sure why, but you just don’t feel quite up to normal. I began thinking about things, and trying to figure it all out. Church was good, as usual. … Continue reading

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A National Treasure

A month or so ago in Church, we recognized and honored all couples who had been married at least 50 years. It was a very moving sight to me. We had many couples stand up to be recognized. And then … Continue reading

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My Husband is a saint!

I was talking with a friend the other day. We had heard about a woman whose husband had lost his job through his neglect. She is currently divorcing him. It made us stop and think and appreciate what we have! … Continue reading

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