This father’s day is the third since my Dad left, and the time since Dad died have been about the worst times of my life, not only for Dad’s departure, but my health and finances, and at times, I did not think I would be able to go on.
My baby puppy Delight has become a mama of four vicious mean puffballs. Last night my puppy Delight gave birth to her first, and hopefully only, litter of puppies. She had four little fierce beasts. None of them look like her, as she is brown and white, and the puppies are all black and white. … Continue reading Delight has her puppies
Mom circa 1938 at Strawberry Pickers' Labor Camp somewhere in Oregon
Tomorrow, April 26, 2017, will be my late fathers 90th Birthday. I used to talk, not fully joking, about what we would do on his 100th birthday. Dad had many close calls with death ranging from a three-month coma during which none of his doctors thought he would recover, lung cancer surgery, multiple cases of pneumonia, serious falls with injuries, and more. Dad died at 88 years and 1 week on May 4, 2015; a day I mark as the second worst of my life, the worst being the day I had a colostomy on May 4, 1994. I still miss him terribly.
I have a sad tale to tell; warning, proceed with caution as this is disturbing, and still makes me a bit sick to think of. In the repairing of the third fence this week, the contractor found a dead cat. The cat had gotten its foot caught in the spacing between the fence slats, and … Continue reading Dead Cat caught in a Fence
Today I was a roving sub at yet another school I’ve been to several times before. I was in several classes that I’ve been in before, and again the “MISTER GREENs” were frequent as I enter as well as when I walk through the playgrounds.
Today I returned to a first grade class I had last Friday. The kids had apparently not paid attention when I said I'd be back today because when I came to the door, they started cheering "MISTER GREEN YOU'RE BACK". They were mostly happy to see me. It was a pretty good class, or first … Continue reading Return to McKinnon First Grade