It’s Friday, June 17, 2016… …and it’s a tough world out there. Within the past week, A talented singer is killed in Orlando, 50 people gunned down in Orlando nightclub, Two-year old is killed by alligator outside of Orlando. Poor people, poor families, poor community, poor Orlando. Makes a person understand what “being under a… Continue reading It’s a Tough World Out There
A mother’s worst nightmare: February 25, 1991, Vivian Drees’ son, Tony, was critically injured in the worst scud missile attack of Operation Desert Storm. This very special mom talks about it as they celebrate “25 Years Alive Day!” MOTHERS OF THE GULF WAR: VIVIAN DREES A Mother’s Perspective By Bobbe White If we are lucky in life, we will meet someone as impactful… Continue reading Mothers of the Gulf War: Vivian Drees
Dad and Mom did EVERYTHING together. “Irv, we have a cocktail party Friday night.” “Mkay” he’d say. “Irv, we’re going to a couples’ shower at the Peterson’s pool.” Dad, “Sure.” Mom, “Millers want to meet us in Chicago next month.” Dad, “I’ll reschedule something. Tell them we’ll be there!” So it went for sixty-plus years.… Continue reading Do Something Scary: ROLL SOLO!
Welcome to our new subscribers from PACT of Western Illinois! There’s nothing like shoulder surgery to reprioritize my world. (Bone spur/cuff tears repaired) With Bruce Jenner in the news, it seems the Olympic Decathlon describes the experience well, albeit, not with its traditional events. Swimming- 40 years of Swimming = wear and tear. Now, I… Continue reading Well, Bite My Bubbles: A One-winged Woman Wrestles With What’s Worthy
Seventy years of horror ago today, on January 27, 1945, Auschwitz was liberated by Soviet troops, a day commemorated around the world. On December 24th, my daughter, Korey, and I had the opportunity to tour Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau Concentration Camps. Just 62 kilometers/39 miles from Krakow, Poland a campus of inhumanity unfolds in now quiet rows… Continue reading SEVENTY YEARS OF HORROR AGO
Originally written by Jeff – retold by Bobbe Like other babyboomer couples, Jeff and I have been stacking life’s changes: empty nest, aging careers, aging parents, aging food in the fridge and how all of these factors affect us as an aging couple. The empty nest is okay, the career horizon is a bit foggy… Continue reading Putting A Muzzle on Mind Chatter- November 30, 2014
Like your car’s GPS, the bell in your head is that little voice that harps “RECALCULATE!” When a bell rings, there are three choices: Hear it – heed it. That bell says to me: “Whoa Girl, feel that tug in your gut? That’s the cord of the bell – the cord of reason – pay… Continue reading DOES THE BELL RING IN YOUR HEAD?
Dog Gets The Gold While you were enjoying the triple salchow, double Lutz, and twizzles, we were not. We had some Olympic events of our own. It all started when Lily White, the black Lab, sat at the top of our basement steps, looking down them, longingly. With barking. Lots and lots of barking. Assuming… Continue reading DOG GETS THE GOLD
Wherever life takes you, you take life Just when you think a long week-end is a great way to get away from it all, life laughs at you. We drove to Long Island, NY, for sea duck hunting, a fun 18-hour drive through 4 states. Pennsylvania, is the fraternal twin of Kansas, except Pennsylvania… Continue reading Wherever Life Takes You, You Take Life
It turns out I had the opportunity to go duck hunting this month. Woo doggies! Talk about exciting! It involved sitting for five hours in an underground bunker with peep holes to look out at the sky for approaching ducks. I only go on nice days, which makes little sense, because the ducks are… Continue reading FIND YOUR “DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS” PLACE