10-13-14-My Morning Thoughts: Did you notice when the kids get out for recess these days they have all these cool playground jungle gyms and slides and swings and balance beams and just lots of cool stuff…we had a court yard and some beat up balls!...But we did have some great fun too because it was all we had and loved what we had, that’s for sure!...enjoy the days and cherish the memories…plain and simple.
10-09-14-My Morning Thoughts: Burp… Why is it, when my granddaughter burps my wife (in this child-like voice) says, oh isn’t she so cute and precious…but when I do it…I have to duck extremely fast!...ha ha!!!...just enjoying the times…plain and simple.
10-08-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Old Saying” I use to hear this all the time; you can spoil meat but you can’t spoil children… and being truthful, I was never a fan of it while trying to raise our children…but now I have a granddaughter…and I like this saying so much more for some reason!...LOL…plain and simple.
10-07-14-My Morning Thoughts: So I’ve been a grandpa for about two weeks now and so far this is so much easier than parenting! I can’t wait till she’s old enough so I can let her do things at our house that she can’t do at her house…LOL…I’m just kidding Jack & Alyssa…kind-a…plain and simple.
10-06-14-My Morning Thoughts: There’s just something about a new baby that smells so good! And I think the best part is…it rubs off on you after you hold her…plain and simple.
10-03-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Forts” Did you guys take the blankets out and drape them over dining room chairs and end tables and create these wondrous worlds of your own? I use to make the best forts ever!...now the best blankets were my Great Aunt Sass’s homemade quilts cause they were big and heavy and they stayed right where ya put them. You didn’t have to weigh-em down that much with magazines, books and other things like lamps that would get pulled off and break sometimes. My Aunt Beanie’s house in PA (just down the hill from my Aunt Sass and a little across the way from my grandparents’ house) I once made the coolest fort ever…you see she had this really long house that kind-a had the living room and the dining room and then an attached bedroom all in a row, a fort builders heaven! I’m not exactly sure how long it was but I do remember a thanksgiving dinner there, that had my grandparents, parents, to aunts and uncles, their friend Chapy, and five cousins eating together at the table… anyway I proceeded to build this fort to beat all forts…thinking back, I ‘m pretty sure my big sister helped on this fort cause it was way to elaborate for my thinking…So this fort had the table covered for the big area underneath and then a six chair tunnel to the coffee table tunnel and hung-a-right at the end of the coffee table and went to the corner of this old peddle pumping organ and then extended into the extra room off the bed mattress on its side and stopped at the bathroom…we are talking a serious fort here!...I’m not so sure why these beautiful memories from the past continue to reunite with my present but you can be sure on one thing, that I will be teaching my grandchildren the art of house blanket fort building…and now I have my first customer, Kyliana Grace Insana!...and especially now because I won’t have to clean it up, ha ha!...great old times melding into new great times, can’t wait!…have a great safe weekend all…plain and simple.
09-26-14-My Morning Thoughts: Still Reeling!!! I am definitely the king of my castle…fortunately the queen has many more moves than I…have a great safe weekend everyone and enjoy your family and friends…you know I will be!…plain and simple.
09-25-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Love” Love, Love, Love…its easy…and it’s my only thought today except for a very gracious thank you for all your well wishes for our new granddaughter Kyliana Grace Insana… plain and simple.
09-23-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Team Sports” You must have a “team effort” to win! A team is; starters, subs, coaches, trainers and fans!...any deviation’s or weaknesses in any of these categories make it extremely harder to win, consistently!...even the modern pro golfers talk about their “team” in interviews and they say things like “we really played well today”…just saying…plain and simple.
09-22-14-My Morning Thoughts: train of thought? I lost my “train” of thought again!…oh well how about a “train” story then, ha ha!,,,,,,MOM don’t read this one...Ya me, Andy, Ron and just about every other kid at Willow Arms played on the railroad tracks and messed around on the trains and some of us got hurt but for the most part it was all-in-all good constructive youthful misbehavior…you can’t expect to grow up by the railroad tracks and never break a rule every now and again…plain and simple.