I invented a game many years ago. I called it ‘Chin UP!’ I invented it for children two years and older but it could be played with younger children. You see, back when I was a single Dad for a time I had two wiggly, easily distracted, little pre-school girls to get up, get dressed and ready to leave for the baby sitters before 7 o’clock every morning so I could go deliver mail. They were what … [Read more...] about Chin Up!
“At the next stop we should see Eilley,” Marlo told me as he guided his almost classic Chevy Nova around a corner on the gravel road. “He’s almost always waiting for me.” It was a cold November morning in 1980 in northwest Minnesota and Marlo was teaching me the rural mail route that was now mine. Marlo was my substitute. We had been driving all morning after sorting the mail and now Marlo … [Read more...] about Eilley
Sunday mornings usually seemed like a lot of fun back in the late ‘50’s. There were always plenty of kids heading into the church basement at the Wilroads Gardens Christian Church on Sunday mornings. Noisily we would tromp down the creaking steps into the dimly lit basement and find our seats on little folding, wooden chairs set in relaxed rows facing a slightly out of tune piano. And one Sunday … [Read more...] about The Folding Chair Fiasco of 1959