About Me

I grew up in the home of a storyteller. Dad was not a storyteller by trade but through a tradition passed down generation to generation. I am forever ruined for small talk.

I learned to share my experiences and knowledge through stories. I believe in stories and their ability to stick with us when scraps of information are long forgotten. Some stories are funny, some a simple retelling of events, some impart wisdom and some touch the heart. I want my children and grandchildren to know these family stories and traditions.

So, if you want a recipe, a crafty project, a money-saving tip, a life lesson or just a chance to laugh you will have to wade through my story to get to it.

And just for fun, here I am driving at a young age. My grandma thought I should learn to drive early. Hey, she lived on a farm and the homestead was surrounded by fields. How much trouble could I get into, right?

I believe I may be sitting on a Sears Roebuck catalog with my hands at 10 and 2. If you notice, that is my grandma’s finger in the corner of the picture. She always took a picture of her finger. It was her trademark.

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18 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Love it. I recall my dad letting me drive our car when we were outside the town limits, in “the country” we used to say. I can still conjure up the feeling of excitement and pride at this not too small feat. Those were the good old days…..

  2. I thought everyone learned to drive that early. We needed to drive the pickup out to the field to deliver sandwiches or the grain truck to the elevator. I love your blog. Thank you for stumbling upon mine.

    1. I loved driving out to the field to deliver lunch and then the second lunch (a snack at three in the afternoon). It is nice to share these experiences with others who traveled on a similar journey.

  3. I very much believe in the power of storytelling for building a sense of identity, social coherence, and the world around. Storytelling is a basic human need! :) It’s wonderful you’re continuing this tradition in your family with your blog.

  4. I love a well told tale…what a lovely blog you have here. I taught my daughter to drive last year at 11…scandalous! Best she should get years of the experience rather than at 16 a few months and be on her own I say. Looking forward to poking around and reading the tales told herein.
    *anna

  5. I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Very nice what you’re doing here. If you wish to accept, stop by oceannah.wordpress.com and collect.
    *anna

  6. Hi,

    Great blog. Just came across your blog and wanted to know if you would be interested in guest blogging on a new retirement site at retirementandgoodliving.com. If interested please drop us a note via the contact page on the site.

    Thanks,
    Simone

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