Wednesday, January 23, 2008


“That was WAY better than ‘The Land Before Time’ movie!” proclaimed Kelsey, age 5, as she finished watching “Jurassic Park” for the first time!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Stormy Weather

Clem and Sweetie were an amazing older couple with a lifetime of great memories. One they shared with us happened on a lazy summer’s day during their retirement years. You see, they didn’t get around as well as they once did. So they made a purchase that they were very proud of – matching electronic recliners for the living room! All they had to do was sit down, and then use the remote control to effortlessly recline them back into a comfortable position – perfect for a quick nap, which is exactly what they did on one particular afternoon. While they were snoozing, a summer thunderstorm had brewed up and passed through. They both awoke to find themselves with the power knocked out. No power meant their electronic recliners were out of commission. They were stranded. Stuck. Exiled in an electronic failure. There was no way Clem would be able to maneuver himself out of the chair. It was all up to Sweetie. She scooted her small frame, inch by inch, reaching out with everything she had to reach the phone on the end table next to her. Finally she grasped it, and dialed her daughter.

“The power’s out and your father and I are stuck in the BarcaLoungers!” exclaimed Sweetie. “Get down here right away and get us out of these things!”

Her daughter arrived, and sure enough, found them just as Sweetie had described – stuck! She worked to carefully get each of them out of the recliners, and left them with these parting words of advice, “Unless you supercharge these things with a battery-powered back up, I suggest you choose the bed the next time you decide to take a nap during a thunderstorm!”