Category Archives: Family Affair

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The Crazy Train Is Derailed

Well…you remember the challenge that was initiated by my brother. He built his “Court of Dreams” and then challenged me to a game of 1-on-1. There were multiple texts and much hype but what it all came down to was … Continue reading

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Crazy Train

The OLD Home Court…where I won 123 of 124 games… Lately I’ve been “dabbling” in playing basketball again. Although I haven’t been involved in any 5-on-5 fullcourt pickup games, I have been shooting around and playing some halfcourt games whenever … Continue reading

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Tee Box Philosophy

What is it about golf? There’s something about hitting a little ball with a stick that brings out the best in my Dad. In our family, it’s hard to get a word in when my siblings and I are at … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving 2011

I gotta figure out that red-eye reduction function. All the kids look like vampires! Gotta love the Thanksgiving! Family time, lots of food, football, movies and LOTS of computers (as my Mom so elegantly put it). Oh the joy! And … Continue reading

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July 4th Celebrations

The 4th of July is a holiday to spend celebrating our freedom with family & friends and so…my family & I did just that! Although I worked the weekend prior to the 4th (it was on a Monday this year), … Continue reading

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Frank’s Facial Growth

So my brother is up to something again…but nobody knows what. Apparently he’s decided to grow his facial hair until he finishes his classes or graduates or gets a life or something. Either way…there’s SOMETHING growing on his face and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2010

Gobble? A cold & rainy Thanksgiving is never what we wish for but this year, it’s what we got. It poured most of the day and we were stuck inside…all 22+ of us…as we gorged on turkey and mashed potatoes … Continue reading

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Playing The Game

And so the conversation went like this… Christopher: “Avaaaaaaa…I want a french fry…!” Ava: “No. I want my fries.” Christopher: “Pleae can I have a fry?” Ava: “No.” Christopher: “Daaaaad…Ava won’t give me a fry!” Ava: “Daddy, I don’t want … Continue reading

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So My Sister Fishes For Sharks…

What do you do for a hobby? Some people take up photography. Some like to sew. Some macrame. Some people golf or play tennis or fix old furniture or cars. Some ride motorcycles or go to concerts or take baking … Continue reading

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McConnelsville, Ohio

Many, many, many years ago, I lived in a very small town called McConnelsville. It’s a piece of Americana, this town. A couple of stop signs, still has the old hardware store, time runs a little slower there. And it … Continue reading

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A Death In Our Family

My Dad’s older brother, Eddie, past away a couple of days ago. He was only 75. It is always a sad day when a family member dies and Uncle Eddie is the first family member to pass that I have … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2009

This year Thanksgiving was held at my brother’s home. Frank made tables and everyone chipped in to prepare food for the day. My family brought rolls & Steph made some killer pumpkin bread! So…what did we have for dinner? Hmmm…. Turkey. … Continue reading

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Turkey Day Turkeys

Of course, when you have a family like mine, there are ALWAYS fun photos to be shared and this year was no exception. Here are some embarrassing pictures from this year’s get-together. I was considering making this “Family Only” access…but … Continue reading

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In My Lifetime…My Mom

Is there anyone more influential in a child’s life than his mother? I think not. And that definitely holds true for me also. A little over 41 years ago, my Mom & Dad adopted me from an adoption agency (no…I … Continue reading

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Guilty Pleasures: Golfin’ With My Dad & Brother

Editor’s Note: All photos posted in this blog were taken by my brother’s camera. I take no responsibility for any fuzziness or spot shadows because my brother has a new photo organizer that allows him to play with sepia tones … Continue reading

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