High Five!

One of the highlights of our week is having a Skype call with our our middle son Brian, his wife Kristi, and our two-year-old grandtwins Zach and Alex. One of our traditions during the calls is for the twins and their “Papa and Mama” (my Beloved and me) to “High Five” each other.

During our call yesterday Kristi mentioned that when she and the boys were walking past a Halloween display they saw a moving skeleton that looked like it was crawling out of the ground toward them. Rather than being afraid, Alex ran up to it, put his hand up and yelled, “High Five!”

At least he least he didn’t say, “High Five, Papa!” to the skeleton!

With love,




About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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6 Responses to High Five!

  1. Aw cute story. ❤
    Diana xo

  2. Ann Koplow says:

    A high five for this post and for your brave grandson, Russ!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Ann. It is my hope that fear plays a much smaller role in his life than I let it it play so long in mine. One of the reasons I’m creating so much so quickly is I’m unleashing creativity that had been building up for a lifetime. I was so blinded by fear that I didn’t even know any of the creativity was there.

  3. ksbeth says:

    so funny and glad you had the special call. i know how much that means.

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