In honor of what would have been my beloved father’s ninety-second earthly birthday, I wrote this fish tale based on a treasury of childhood fishing trips. The lessons, laughter, and love shared during those times remain priceless gifts. He loved fishing in creeks, lakes, and rivers, especially with his children, grandchildren, and brothers. Best wishes that he enjoy an eternity of fishing in heavenly waters.
Happy Birthday Frank Thomas Snyder – 8/24/29
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Joy is the giggly giver of happiness, smiles, and laughter. Ahh, laughter, my all-time favorite sport… and I think I am pretty darn good at it too. I could earn trophies for the following laughing events:
Loudest Laugh – Sounds like a megaphone roar
Longest Laugh – The funny moment replays in a loop, resulting in 70,000 minutes of hilarity
Crying Laugh – A transition from the longest laugh, ending in heaving moans, eye spillage, and remnants of giggles.
Nervous Laugh – Pretending to get the joke
Post-Humorous Laugh – Finally getting the joke
Mirror-Length Laugh – Laughing at your own jokes as if a true comedian were in you presence
Har-de-Har Laugh – Filled with sarcasm over a non-funny incident. Moms and teachers often participate in this event.
Beyond laughing, it makes me even happier when I can induce others to join in the merriment. I’m on a constant mission to find more light in this wacky world and share it with you. I love telling funny stories. Continue reading “Nursery Chimes: Silence Stills Joy” →
Yesterday, began gently without an alarm clock. It was the first of a twelve day winter break from teaching and school. My teenagers and husband weren’t home, so I treated myself to some extra relaxation with one of the many to-be-read books on my nightstand. The sunshine beamed through the blinds targeting my dogs who basked in the extra brightness, snoring in warm-and-fuzzy harmony
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