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June 2013


Today is Matthew's 21st birthday.  In Sims' tradition, the family gathered to tell him what we like about him.  

Mom Dot went first.  She trotted into her room and returned with a piece that is part essay, part poem.  "My English professor a hundred years ago at Memphis State said I would be a writer one day," she says, "but I just never had that creative yeast to see it through." 

The world has missed out, I think.

Matthew Won't Change
by Mom Dot (aka Grandmama)


Every year as Father's Day approaches, I brainstorm for something that will do Captain Fun justice.  What in the world can be done for the father of ten?  How can we say we love you, we need you, we thank you, and we couldn't do life without you? 

This year, with the release of the new Man of Steel, Bethany suggested it was only natural to give Father's Day a Superman theme. (Thank you, Bethany!)  After all, what better word to describe their dad? 

I like to have presents waiting for the Captain after lunch, and lunch is always the biggest, thickest steak I can find-but only for him, the rest of us eat a cheaper cut.

The Moms at the Bus Stop

Captain Fun and I have moved many times since we got married in 1986.  I have said it before: I don't mind moving.  I like seeing new places and meeting new people.  The diversity of the different regions of the country intrigues me.

Sometimes, unlike myself, the women are reserved. It takes me a while to convince them to be my friend, but I usually find a way. I am needy like that. Once in a while, though, I meet such a friendly group of women, I know I will never forget them.  Meet The Moms at the Bus Stop.
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