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Jan. 19, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
The text from my mother-in-law was direct, though I didn’t see it for hours. My attention was focused on the snow-covered highway and a catch-up conversation with my son. When we finally stopped for dinner, I assumed Penny was checking in on our travels or finalizing whether they were coming for the holidays. But her news was much more important.
Dec. 23, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
We hadn’t planned on going away for our anniversary, even though it’s a major milestone. Before my next column runs, Curtis and I will hit the quarter century mark of marriage. To be clear, this doesn’t mean we’re old. It means we were young.
Dec. 8, 2016, 9 a.m.
Driving around town with Santa hats, ice cream and holiday music became a yearly tradition of hunting for holiday displays and the best Christmas lights. For only the price of gas and some ice cream, it was an evening of entertainment and family fun.
Nov. 24, 2016, noon
The holidays are well-seasoned with concerts, recitals and plays. As a parent of a musician, it’s the Christmas tradition I enjoy the most. But as I anticipate another season filled with song, I have one dread – the audience member, or more, who upstages the performers and mars the music.