Category Archives: Family

For Love of Calvin & Hobbes

This past Christmas my daughter, her husband, and four sons all isolated themselves for two weeks so that they could visit us safely for the holiday. Thankfully, no one got sick in that time. It was still a more restrained … Continue reading

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2020 Tried to Break Christmas for Us (But it Didn’t Succeed!)

Christmas didn’t start well for the McCullough family, and me in particular. In early December we began to put up the tree balls that are a characteristic decoration of our neighborhood. Tree balls are chicken wire frames crushed into a … Continue reading

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The Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party- Part Three

(This story is best read from the beginning. Go here to read part one and then part two if you haven’t already) After the busy day the boys had, there were a couple more payoffs. Not long after Quidditch practice, … Continue reading

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The Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party- Part Two

(This story is best read from the beginning. Go here to read part one if you haven’t already) Next class would be Herbology. Professor Snickerdoodle instructed the students in general on caring for plants, then provided each one with a … Continue reading

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Reading Stories

A few more pictures from the grandsons’ recent visit. The boys love stories, whether someone else is reading to them or they’re reading themselves. The oldest, 8, is an accomplished reader, the 7-year-old does pretty well, though he lacks confidence … Continue reading

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The Grandkids Visit

Due to some lifting of travel restrictions, plus the fact that some of us have had COVID-19 already and the others have been pretty thoroughly exposed, we deemed it safe to have my daughter, son-in-law, and their four boys visit … Continue reading

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Growing up readers

A couple of months ago, I ventured to South Bend, Indiana, where I was visiting my daughter, Sarah, her husband, Ian, and their four boys: Liam, Cassian, Henry, and Freddie. The oldest boy is 8; the youngest is 2. And … Continue reading

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Winter has arrived in Greensboro

On Sunday it snowed. And snowed. And snowed. Sunday evening it turned to ice and freezing rain, but by Monday morning it was snowing again. In all we had somewhere over a foot of snow. You northerners may scoff, but … Continue reading

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Visiting: Dungeness

The Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is a 15-in gauge light railway in Kent, England, that operates small trains between Hythe on the northern end and Dungeness on the southern end. It features coal-fired, steam-powered engines kept in pristine condition … Continue reading

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A Trip to Kent

During the second half of the month of August, we made our way to Hythe, Kent, U.K. to visit our son, Joe, his wife, Steph, and their two children, Freya (4) and James (2). Mercifully we had no major travel … Continue reading

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