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A Plum Day

Jun 20, 2010 | | 5 comments

The kindness of a stranger can make the difference between a totally rotten day and a tolerable one with pleasant overtones… A “Plum” Day. This morning after mowing the lawn, I was fixing or breaking my edger (depending on whether you consider my intentions or the results) when my phone rang.  Danae was driving to […more]

A Molly Haiku

Jun 16, 2010 | | Say something

Molly in Charlotte New words, laughter and smiles Grandparents smiling

Listening is expensive

Jun 11, 2010 | | 1 comment

If talk is cheap, listening is expensive.  I love to listen to heartfelt stories especially from people I love.  There’s one whose heart I love hearing above all and that is my sweetie.  Tonight, she needed to vent about some things and she gently let me know was what was coming.  Her setup helped me […more]

A New Year, A New Collage

Jan 2, 2010 | | 1 comment

The new year has snuck up on me and it is time for the annual news of the Anderson family. You may not know, but this is the very reason I started this web site. It began in 2000 as a way to use the web to begin to communicate Christmas greetings to our family […more]

One Year Ago

Dec 17, 2009 | | 1 comment

Just a year ago today my life changed forever when Molly Nicole Ogren entered and made me a grandpa.  Now all my relations are referred to by their relationship to Molly; Jeanie is “Gran”, Danae is “Molly’s Mom” etc. I knew I was going to love being a grandpa, but I didn’t know why.  It’s […more]

A Quarter Century of Erin

Oct 11, 2009 | | Say something

Twenty five years ago today I had an important meeting with the owners of Fox Music House.  They were rescuing me from my failed business and hiring me all at the same time.  We had a meeting scheduled to sign all the papers that morning.  As luck would have it, Jeanie was in labor, but […more]

Family Vacation

Aug 3, 2009 | | 2 comments

We’ve been back for almost three weeks and it’s just a little bit late to be posting stuff about our vacation, but we had such a wonderful time, it would be a shame to go without chronicling it. For those of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook, you already saw what we were […more]

Twenty Eight Years of Danae

Jun 29, 2009 | | 1 comment

It’s kinda fun to hear my kids talk about how they feel so old.  Imagine how old I must be if my baby is 28 years old!  Danae was the one who first called me Daddy.  When I think of her as a little girl, so many little stories pop into my mind.  One evening […more]

31 Years

Jun 3, 2009 | | 2 comments

I am connected to so many varied circles of people and it occurs to me that most of them only know that part of me that connects me to them.  My neighbors know me as the guy with the near perfect lawn (sure).  My church friends know me as the irritating guy that won’t stop […more]

Mollypops and the Rain

May 29, 2009 | | 1 comment

It was rainy all weekend when Molly came to visit.  On Sunday I took her out on the porch where I introduced her to the rain.  It was so very cool to see her scanning everything around her and taking it all in; the sound of the gentle rain, the smells, the splash of the raindrops as […more]