My New Normal, Bowl…Bowl…Bowl

My world is trying to return to normal as we near September. For the last thirty years, this would be the time when the bowling leagues wrapped up their summer seasons and the meetings for the fall season held. Well, there was no summer season this year. COVID struck in …

Bigger is not always Best

Bigger is not always best. Take our experience with getting a car’s window glass replaced. Disaster Six weeks ago, we learned our car’s window was broken, not chipped, shattered. The window was broken while sitting in our driveway. I taped over the window with duck tape to seal it against …

Some Cameron and Knott Family History

Dwane’s Grandparents and Parents A long time ago, Elizabeth Midkiff and James Frederick Harris had a beautiful daughter named Mary Ruth in Owensboro, Kentucky. The date was 23 January 1927. Almost two months later, Johanna Mae Elder and Hilary Oswald Knott had a handsome son named Francis Leo. It was …

Our Summer with Covid-19

  First, my wife and I are doing well, sitting out the Covid-19 in a half-opened Maryland. Summer Time Covid-19 has affected our usual summer. What do two senior retirees do for the summer? Other years, we would have bowled until early May in leagues. After the leagues, we would …

Covid-19 and the Blue Angels

Covid-19 and homebound are causing some people to lose perspective. What do I mean? Blue Angels flyover The Blue Angels flew over the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland this morning. One of the television stations broadcasted the flyover. Within minutes, people began commenting on the video. The first several …

A Rose for James Fredrick “Fred” Harris

James Fredrick (Fred) Harris was my maternal Grandfather. He and my Grandmother lived on a small plot outside Owensboro, Kentucky in 1959. Summer Visit My Father was in the US Navy and often away. My Mother took us to visit during our summer break from school that year. We, my …

Caronavirus and Homebound

  My wife and I are homebound. We have been for three weeks, and it seems we will be for another month. Homebound – Stay Home Order The coronavirus has changed everything for us, my wife and I. Maryland’s governor has issued a new order requiring us to stay home. …

A Birthday Short Story

Writing a short story and posting to my blog site is a good way to kill time while homebound. This is the one I wrote today. I hope you enjoy Begin my short story   I sit at the table. The birthday cake with thirteen candles before me. Another birthday. …

Coronavirus Disrupts Our Life

  “Septuagenarian versus the coronavirus” might make a movie title for life today. Perhaps it should be “Coronavirus against the earth.” Life normal I am a septuagenarian plus and my wife in her mid-sixties. The first news stories brought few cares, and our lives remained unaffected. We shopped per usual, …