This morning while searching for a special Father’s Day quote to post to social media, I came across a cute one. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll see the same one there. Sorry for the repeat.
The following instructional quote won’t pertain to most fathers of the present day though some moms may still use *cotton diapers. Many of you will remember diapering your babies with cloth diapers. Where did you get your instructions? 🙂 Enjoy the quote, Dads. It might help if you’re into baseball! 🙂 Happy Father’s Day. ❤
Spread the diaper in the position of the diamond with you at bat. Then fold second base down to home and set the baby on the pitcher’s mound. Put first base and third together, bring up home plate and pin the three together. Of course, in case of rain, you gotta call the game and start all over again. ~Jimmy Piersal, on how to diaper a baby, 1968
I lost my dad when my boys were teens. A favorite memory from my youth was going to work with him on some weekends. We lived in Detroit at the time. He was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. He’d take me in the bull dozer with him on a half day of work. I remember sitting there so excited in the huge piece of machinery, amazed at how he operated it.
I loved everything about being with him on those weekends. However, I’d be terrified while he pushed load after load of whatever it was he pushed, over the edge into a humungous limestone quarry. I knew we were going over the edge! After work, we’d stop at a bar for lunch. I was too young to know where it was, but he knew all the guys there.
Later, his company moved their facility from Detroit to the Sibley Quarry in Trenton, Michigan where it remains to this day as an inactive limestone quarry. The link has an interesting tidbit about “Arm & Hammer” Baking Soda.
I know it’s hard to pick only one, but you’re welcome to share with us a favorite memory of your dad.
*DISCLAIMER: This is not an affiliate link nor do I have an affiliation with these diapers.
Image from Pixabay. Made into a graphic by yours truly.
Here we are! Another weekend. College football weekend in my neck of the woods. Two of our big rival colleges are playing each other and this should be good. Tailgating will be cold. This was the first day with frost on the car windows. My cousin in the upper part of the state had three inches of snow. EKK!
Enough blabbering. Today is also Saturday so you know what that means. Yes, you got it! While doing my Wednesday thing on Twitter this week, I came across a snippet for today in my newest release, an Amazon #1 Best Seller: Of the Cowboy’s Own Accord.
From the Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight, a #Western #Romance series with gentlemen #Cowboys (with a touch of bad) and the heroines who know how to handle them.)
Dane is my military cowboy, and the youngest Carlson brother. He’s home on leave and not necessarily by choice:
Dane woke with a start and sat up in bed. His heart pounded when he didn’t have a gun. One deep breath led to another. Normal breathing didn’t come easy. Normal? What is normal? No gun. No Army. Not a damn thing was normal. His throat clenched as he tried to swallow while his gut twisted.
A warm hand touched his back. Closing his eyes again, he remembered where he was…at her place. Safe. “I’m sorry to wake you,” he whispered in the dark. His arm draped over a bent knee. Think a minute. Breathe.
“Did you have a nightmare?” She sat up and wrapped her arm around his shoulder. “Don’t be sorry. I’ve read about PTSD.”
That word made him cringe. “I don’t have PTSD. Not a nightmare. I just woke up. Please don’t mention that again. It’s a habit… Wake up to check surroundings.”
“All right, but you’re safe here.” She laid her head against his shoulder and smoothed her hand over his arm.
Dane pressed his head against hers. “The nights might get worse,” he said, hesitating before going on. “Especially when there are nightmares…”
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Hopefully I’ll be able to do this brain dump in five minutes, but don’t count on it this week. I missed two weeks and really wish I could write something different this week, but my mind still lives in fear for my brother’s family. Here’s my dump and you’ll see why I feel as I do. This SOC doesn’t seem to fit with my Blog’s Christmas theme but I have to have something normal right now.
Last week I received an email from one of my cousins asking if everything was okay at my brothers. He said “I saw it on the news.” It? I had no idea what he was talking about since I didn’t watch the news that morning.
I immediately called my brother and his nightmare became mine, but he was on his way to talk to detectives and couldn’t talk on the phone long. The previous night he was sitting at his table eating dinner and the next thing he knew there was a shotgun in his face and 3 masked men standing in his dining room. His two grown sons were home; my sister-in-law had just left. To spare the details, just know now they are physically okay although one nephew went by EMT to the hospital to get 15 stitches in his head from being hit with the butt of the pistol.
In the end, my nephews got the guns away and the three men took off. Well, needless to say, I am living in fear for them right now, as are they. They went through it and are fearful each night, and I have the after effects as well. To think all three of them could have been killed in the blink of an eye, and what my sister in law could have walked into, scares the crap out of me. I am so worried for them.
I can’t go into a lot of detail right now, hopefully later. I hope and pray they catch these thugs who apparently think nothing of another human life. My brother felt that he was going to die that night, and when his son was hit in the head, he didn’t know if he was shot or what, since a gun did go off. He only knew there was blood all over the floor and my nephew. Each one of them thought they were going to die that night.
My fear is great for them and I so want to be able to protect them, but who am I? Just thinking back at this horrible ordeal makes my heart pound and race. How do they get through their nights, when I think of it all night and I’m on the other side of town. Will the fear ever go away? Will they ever feel safe again. I’m so afraid for them.
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Have you ever made a wish? I bet everyone has one time or another. Birthdays are the first thing that come to mind. Even if we don’t want to, our friends practically beg us to make a wish as we blow out our candles. Think about this for a moment. Do you expect the wish to come true? I do it for fun and to please everyone else.
Well, let this take a different turn. What if those wishes could come true? Let’s imagine for a minute or two, that we have three wishes. These three wishes are just for us and our own personal gain, pleasure, or whim. Of course, we all wish for world peace and for the hungry to be full.
What would you wish for if you knew your three wishes were guaranteed to come true and at no out-of-pocket costs? Before I started writing this, I tried to think of three things that would make my life better. It wasn’t easy to come up with these ideas, after all, it will probably never happen again in my lifetime, so I want to make it right. Remember, we are to use it for our own personal needs and wants.
My number one wish would be to have good health… (I’m including my two sons in this wish.)
With good health, I [We] wouldn’t have to worry about any family illnesses or diseases. After all, we’d have a guarantee. I think in my mind’s eye, my life would be better all the way around if I knew we didn’t have to worry about getting sick. All three of us would save money on health insurance. Think of all those hours waiting in doctors’ offices. That would be over. Medicine? There would be so much money saved by not buying prescriptions. I do believe good health would be one of my three wishes. I’m left with two more.
My second wish would be to have an endless amount of money. (Is this selfish?)
I don’t know where this money is going to come from. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money all at once. It has to be money that is always in my bank account, and it magically appears as I need it. Do I want to buy a new house? No problem, I’ll write a check. Of course, the house will be large enough to house my immediate family for as long as they wanted to stay. Did I mention an extended vacation? Why not? After all, the money is in the bank for whatever I might need. Never living with an endless amount of money, it’s hard for me to say what I’d do with it. Just think… Endless money!
For my third wish…
Hmm, do I wish for more wishes? Would that be greedy? We all know it would be. I think for my third wish, I’d wish for a happy family life. No family quarrels, no family problems, no worries. Everyone would live close to each other, and be one happy family. There would always be laughter, love, and trust. We can’t leave out best friends, though. No, we can’t get along without best friends.
So, for today, these are my three wishes. Who knows what I might wish for tomorrow or the next day. For now, this is how I feel, and I think these wishes fit today. I invite you to take a minute and think about three wishes. Remember, this is for you, something you deserve in your life. Do it for fun. Go all out and see what you come up with. When it comes around to your birthday, and you see the candles burning, get ready– You know someone is going to ask, or I should say, tell you, you need to make a wish.
Go ahead and think about it. We know our three wishes aren’t really going to be granted by some genie or unknown force with the power to do so. Maybe if we do think seriously about it, we can grant our own wishes. Maybe it’s impossible to have endless money in the bank, but it is possible to contribute to your own good health, or to a happy close-knit family. See, there might be ways for some of those wishes to come true. Try it! I’d love to hear about your wishes, so please feel free to leave a comment.