A Day at Silver Dollar City

For Darien's birthday, we drove to Branson to spend the day at one of our favorite Ozark destinations, Silver Dollar City. The boys brought their instruments, and played with the Homestead Pickers, in the original McHaffie cabin. Enjoy.  

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When It’s Calm

This afternoon as been so calm in my home and the windows have been open for hours letting in the most captivating north western breeze. As the wind swirled my white cotton curtains around, I stopped crocheting on Kathleen's poncho and took a deep breath. I saw my...

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Having A Hay Day

So ya, I had a week of no sugar. Well I did have fruit. Yippee Skippee! Synopsis: Sugar is a gift from God. At least that is my personal opinion. Darien likes to play chess. Kappa, Darien's grandfather, likes to play chess. Darien has won two games of chess when...

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Dooley

Duncan playing the ukelele and singing Dooley, as recorded by The Dillards.

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Sam Hall

Duncan singing "Sam Hall". He learned it from his brother, and from a recording by Tex Ritter. Guitar strumming by Darien.

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I Only Cry For Me

When my oldest daughter was exactly four years old, a remarkable thing happened. My sweet wife went into labor to deliver our third child. I was still a young husband, and waiting nervously. The midwives were busy with lots of little things, and I watched, but I...

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Dollywood In Tennessee

This was us last year in Tennessee. Have you ever typed Tennessee and thought that Tennessee is a stuttering word to spell? I haven't. Until now. Why did you even bring it up? I don't know. This is my family with my baby brothers family. My sister-in-law and I were...

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I Love This Man, Called Dan

I love him. He is serious, fun and annoying. He is faithful and true, even when it's embarrassing. I am so grateful for Dan, but life with him hasn't always been a fun road. It's been more like a dirt, gravel, potholed road with some dust and manure on it. A few years...

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