Tuesday is typically my favorite day of the week. I have my clarinet lesson and then, later in the day, I have Huntsville Concert Band practice. I had my lesson and was on my way to band practice when I got a call from Keegan. I could tell he was upset – he told me… Continue reading Wreck!
Today is the anniversary of the death of both my brother and my Mom. They died two years apart in 2003 and in 2005. My brother was fairly young; he was 46. His death was unexpected – he actually choked on a hot dog. It made a sort of abstruse sense for his loss to… Continue reading Anniversary of loss
This could have been a trifecta week as far as concerts are concerned; a rain out of the first concert changed the number of concerts to two. My first band, Huntsville Concert Band, was scheduled to play at Concerts in the Park on July 3. I really enjoy this concert – it is an outdoor… Continue reading Trifecta
Happy Birthday Mom. You are so very missed. Catherina Anna Margaretha Uyldert Dreier July 8, 1923 – July 27, 2005
Father’s Day. There are a couple of days in the year that bring a myriad of emotions and Father’s Day is one of them. My Dad was one of the great ones. It is nice when you can look back at your childhood and say with absolute confidence that your Dad was special. We had… Continue reading Father’s Day 2017
Today is my brother’s birthday. He would have been 60 years old today. Danny was not dealt a good hand in his life. He was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in his early 20’s. That in itself is not the kiss of death since many people with schizophrenia lead normal lives with the proper medication but… Continue reading Birthday Wishes
A harsh storm passed through our area on Saturday night and while it has been awhile since it has happened, it ended in a power outage in my neighborhood. It is funny how something like this can take you back; the outage took me back to a whole ‘nother lifetime when I was young. As… Continue reading Power Outage