What to give Daddy for his birthday?

This column tells about one of Bob’s birthdays and what our young children decided to give him in 1989.

The gifts that Robby, Becky, Russell, and Rachel gave their Dad that year tell a lot about each of them. Just listen and see what I mean.

Today, gift giving also shows my children’s personality. After all these years, they haven’t changed too much, well, maybe Rob has.

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A boxed Car-E cat

I was about to break down this box when Care-E discovered it.

Cats love boxes. Once Car-E tried fitting into a much smaller box. He gave up when he figured out only part of him fit inside. Today the box was plenty big for his bulk.

Watch and enjoy.

After playing in this box, Car-E ran upstairs. It sounded like a horse tromped up and then down again.

If there’s an odd noise in the house you can bet Car-E is the cause.

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A fishy gift

If you listen to this video you’ll soon find out what I bought for myself.

It only cost $7 so don’t think diamonds, for that matter, don’t ever think diamonds when it comes to me.

So now you know how I’ll spend part of my summer.

I expect to have fun with grandchildren. It’s about time we all get together again.

Wishing you a fishy gift, too.

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Thump, thump, thump

The noise surprised me. Where was it coming from? I was the only one in the house, except for Sunny, Cruella, and Car-E.

It took me a minute to figure the unusual sound out.

Listen and hear what the bumping/thumping noise was.

Of course, you guessed it right away.

Little things like this unknown sound makes my life interesting.

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A cold doesn’t stop this mom for long

I rarely caught a cold. Even after tending to a sick family, I stayed healthy. I had to.

This column talks about one of the rare times I was under the weather. I asked everyone to let me sleep. Of course, all the kids came knocking on my bedroom door.

Listen to this column to hear the odd but funny end.

I guess laughter chased my cold away.

I should have tried it sooner, but not exactly the way that happened this day in 1989.

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