Any Weird Relatives?

So —  I was talking to my 90-year-old mother today about Esther’s trip to Scotland and how much she liked it. That got Mom to remembering Scotland and she told me this story.

My mum had an uncle Jimmy who married an Irish woman who did nothing but sit in the same old chair day in and day out. They had 11 kids so I guess she didn’t spend all her time in that chair! She was a huge woman and filled the chair completely. She had a little purse tucked in beside her and she never left the chair. As a little girl, it always struck me how that woman would just sit there and bark orders from that chair. I surely have had some weird relatives.

I said to Mom, “That’s a great memory. I’d like to hear more stories. Can you think of any other weird relatives you had?”

She replied, “Just Steve.”


Visiting Esther…

It’s important that you know that I know that Esther is the blogger. So if you want to read some good writing about London, visit her site at

I, on the other hand simply like how WordPress handles pictures. So enjoy some images of the three of us(and sometimes four of us) horsing around in London.

Real Men Are Role Models…

Presented February 21, 2010

Think of the men you respect the most. The women you respect.

Most likely, something they have in common is a life worth imitating. They are role models.

This podcast gives some practical counsel on how to be a role model.