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If you’re standing still, you’re going backwards

PREVIEW Columnist I said to my Sweet Al, “Let’s talk about memories. I don’t know why I’m so sad. I’m missing our children and they haven’t gone anywhere. I’m sorry…

Learning to live with grace

Columnist Everyone needs grace. I find I hold people to my standard. Oh me. I’ve always believed what a person puts into life they will also get out of life.…

The folly of it all: That’s why we live here

Columnist David, Al’s brother, called. He needed a family recipe. He wanted to tell me that he would be hosting the next wine tasting party. He prides himself in being…

Two is enough — which two do I choose?

I’m on a roll with this “Crazy Family of Ours.” When my nephew Davey and I get together, we exchange stories about the family. I asked him if he knew…

I’m changing my will

In the Slade family, there are three Davids — Al’s father, his brother and his nephew. In order to keep everyone straight, Al’s brother was called David Warren by his…

Once a mother hen, always a mother hen

PREVIEW Columnist It’s graduation time and the empty-nest syndrome is starting to show up in many of us. Is it that we have lived through our children’s and grandchildren’s lives?…

Is that a yes, no or maybe?

PREVIEW Columnist Picture this: Al tells the story when he was a little boy about his granddad in the chicken yard. Their big red rooster with spurs chased him and…

Someone needs to put Baby in the corner

Columnist We arrived at our family’s Sunday night dinner to hear, “Shhhh. Wait a minute.” Our daughter’s eyes were glued to the television set. “Wait just a minute, I want…

Sweet Al: My hopeless romantic

Yes, I’m married to a hopeless romantic. My Sweet Al reminded me that it’s April Fools’ Day and our anniversary of 54 years. He is still talking about “The Bachelor”…

Black leather: Life on the fast track

If I’m lying, I’m dying. Yes, Al’s brother is pushing 80 and is shopping for black leather. I don’t think he’s looking for handcuffs and a whip to go with…