Musings defined: ponderings, reflections, meditations, contemplations.
I aim to share experiences, past and present, with the goal of learning and appreciating what life presents.

Thursday, 12 January 2012


I love my grandchildren. As they well know, my favourite place to take them is down to the creek that runs behind our home. Fun to move rocks and logs, and on a hot day, walk in the water and on the shady trails. They are good for me too. The hiking and activity is just what I need.

Some I do not see as often as others and I regret we can't get together more often.  However I do enjoy emails across the distances, and this blog is another piece of communication.   A

research study showed that communication with grandparents adds to the life of the grandchild.  The mother of Jarom and Jenevieve suggested I send my writing and forwards to these two grandchildren.  Are there any others who have their own email address and would like me to do this?

I love to read, just like Jenevieve shown here.  I received 6 new books for my birthday.  Minutes ago I finished reading, "Pathfinder" by Orson Scott Card.  His book, "Ender's Game" is one of my favourite novels.  I am also reading "Life's Lessons Learned" by Dallin Oaks.  It is inspiring me to write more of my life story.  I am glad that most of you enjoy reading.  One of my special times is reading to and with my grandchildren.  We keep many books here just for you. Especially during the winter, I hope everyone can find inspiration in a good book, whether it whirls you away to another land, instructs you in your hobby, or lifts your spirits.  Consider these words that were written over the entrance to the library at the university I attended:  "seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith."  I do not always set the best example, but in this thing I encourage you to follow my example; enjoy reading and learning good things.
Most of all I love to have great conversations with my grandchildren and to snuggle with my young grandchildren. My favourite song is, "Love One Another".  Let's do that!


  1. Do you love your children who don't have kids and will never have kids?

  2. I love everyone of my children, no matter what choices they make. I love you, Beccs; all the more so because we share lots of writing these days; at your instigation. Thank you!