Monthly Archives: May 2015

Falling

By | Running Life's Race With A Limp | No Comments

My brother Tim and I fought. Not excessively but – as with many close siblings – enough. By my second year in elementary school I learned more than counting and reciting the alphabet. To my communication skills I added profanity. Never mind my ignorance of definitions, my enlarged vocabulary was picked up mostly on school playgrounds. I practiced cursing on…

Read More

Commonality

By | Running Life's Race With A Limp | 5 Comments

The Plymouth sedan rolled to a stop in the parking lot of our little house of worship. The left door opened and a metallic glitter caught my eye as the driver began the process of exiting her car. It was a process. She swiveled slowly so both her legs, framed in stainless steel braces, dangled to the outside. What caught…

Read More

Tents and Braces

By | Running Life's Race With A Limp | No Comments

  In the Summer of 1949 sounds of homespun music, clapping hands and shouts of Amen ascended into the night at the north end of our town. A tent meeting was underway. Things about tents fascinate me. My mother-in-law’s Danish mom – Grandma Sadie – called up memories as a settlers’ daughter. People from Denmark are evidently tough. The family…

Read More

Impressions. Polio, first round

By | Running Life's Race With A Limp | One Comment

When the Okies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states. – Will Rogers Impressions. Some are innocuous. Others are vital, setting life-altering forces in motion. An impression, when acted on, can foster adventure, inspire faith. Hardships seem postponed. Then they wash ashore and into our lives. Some in manageable waves. Others overwhelm us, tsunami-like,…

Read More