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A Big Seat to Fill

My newest grandson Raiden exploring his grandpa’s chair. With Love, Russ

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He’s Got My Priorities Right

During a visit by our son Ben and grandson Thomas this afternoon the four-year old asked My Beloved , “You’re a real teacher, right Mama?” She replied, “Yes, and so were your Mama and Papa Okano before they retired. Do you … Continue reading

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Hot Dates and Grandkids

A friend and I were scheduled to have dinner and watch a movie on Friday. He just sent an email canceling our plans because his grandkids will be in town. Having some grandkids living out of the area myself, I … Continue reading

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My oldest grandson Thomas and an orangutan shared a fist bump at the St. Louis Zoo earlier this week. My son Ben snapped the shot during our visit to my twin grandsons and their parents this week. The size of … Continue reading

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“A Tale Of Two Townes”

My wonderful son Brian and delightful DIL Kristi just found out that they are having not one, but TWO, babies! For those keeping score at home, that’s TWICE the number of grandkids that are now on their way! One each … Continue reading

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May This Prove to Be True for You

One of my dear daughters-in-law is carrying my second grandchild. She has experienced extreme morning sickness that often lasts all day even with medication. I often think of what she is going through to bring My Beloved’s and my second … Continue reading

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Silly, Silly Me

He grabbed my hand and yelled, “Come see! Come see!” And excitedly pointed to our big shade tree. “Yes I see; it’s a tree” I thoughtlessly said. With wise young eyes, he sadly shook his head. “Silly Grandpa, Can’t you … Continue reading

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Grandkids Say The Darnedest Things

A friend shared these with me and I thought you might enjoy them too: 1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she’d done many times before. After she … Continue reading

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A Lot Can Be Lost In Transition

“Adults are only kids grown up, anyway.” –Walt Disney I love Walt Disney, and like this saying. But I also believe that for most adults, a lot can be lost when going from being a kid to being an adult. … Continue reading

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Yes, I Remember

From Mikey’s Funnies: My five-year-old son squealed with delight when he opened his birthday present from his grandmother. It was a water pistol. He promptly ran to the sink to fill it. “Mom,” I said. “I’m surprised at you. Don’t … Continue reading

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