- The Other Side of Death.
On such a beautiful day with the deep blue sky and billowy clouds, I wasn’t prepared for that scene of tragedy.
- The Valentine Secret.
Sneaky and unpredictable were two words no one would have ever applied to my mother.
- Call Me Chuck.
Chuck the cat thought he was in charge. His curiosity nearly cost him 8 of his 9 lives.
- It’s Creeping in Our Bedroom.
What was that noise?….It’s the middle of the night. What has crept into our bedroom?
- A Fowl Christmas.
We’d all settled in, on that dark Christmas night…
- The Christmas Miracle.
He wasn’t much of a dog to look at. He knew a lot of tricks but was rather bull-headed and refused to do any of them for us.
- Too Big To Turn Down!
There is a thin line between stupid and fearless, sometimes.
- Killer Porta-Potty!
Have you ever been somehwere so nasty that the “ick” factor made you gag? Did your best friend help you through it?
- Don’t Make Me Come Down There!
The preachers kid is an expert in non-verbal communication. Unfortunately, the signals may be ignored and disaster results…..painfully.
- Run For Your Life!
There’s a fine line between running for your life and outright panic. I always seemed to be doing one or the other.
- Facing Mortality.
Covid-19 made me face my own possible death. I’d always been able to avoid facing my own mortality.
- What happened to You?
I am Alive.
- Graduation Day!
It was later reported that my wife’s exact words were “Where in the… %^)*_&$… is John?” She was very eloquent on special occasions.
- Catch That Burglar.
The dispatcher called on the radio and reported that there was a burglar alarm going off at a house west of town.
- Just A Pretend Fire.
A little bit is good, but more is better………Right? Especially when it comes to fire…………..or was that ice cream?
- You Going to the Party??
Friday afternoon in high school was a time of great anticipation. The weekend was almost there and plans had to be made.
- Dang You Monkey.
Monkeys make great companions, just not on long road trips. They are fine till you stop at the Sonic drive through and buy them dinner.
- Where You Going?
I was headed to college unbeknownst to my parents.
- Goodbye Momma…
I left momma begging me to save her.
- Jump, John, Jump!
Jumping from the parsonage roof with a homemade parachute couldn’t possibly end badly. Could it?
- The Happy Camper.
The happy camper found that her words were trajically prophetic.
As a Park Ranger, I had to be ready for just about anything. It could be about camping fees or some type of serious criminal act.
- Thank You!!
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- So There I Was…
I was tired and bored as I sat in the drive-thru of our local Abilene McDonalds. Apparently, the Good Lord was in the same line.
- The Gold Stud.
Dad was a Christ-loving pacifist. That was the only reason I lived to reach the age of 18.