The Winter Apocalypse

The Winter Apocalypse

As many of you have seen on the news, Texas recently experienced severe weather with a week of power outages, frozen water lines, loss of cell signal and/or internet, and in some instances, a loss of sense of humor. Gene and I were extremely fortunate that we only had...
The Lariviere Flexible Holiday Rule

The Lariviere Flexible Holiday Rule

Years ago, Steven was in fourth grade and his teacher wished him Happy Birthday. He responded, “It’s not my birthday today. I’m using the Lariviere Flexible Holiday Rule.” His teacher laughed and asked him what that rule was. He explained that in our family, if your...
Merci

Merci

One of the great lessons my mother taught me was to thank the people who quietly work for you all year long . . . the mail person, the trash collector, the UPS delivery person. Over the years, I have come up with various gifts, but for the past ten years, I have...
Blondie

Blondie

I was listening to the 80’s music channel this morning when I heard a Blondie singing Heart of Glass. It took me back to my Amarillo roots and teenage years.  My dad LOVED Blondie – to the point of annoyance. If you knew my dad, you would never expect Punk Rock to...
Nothing Happened

Nothing Happened

Day 10 of our Great Montana Adventure (or Day 29 of our road trip): Homeward Bound We drove from Sioux Falls to Home. Nothing happened.  Absolutely nothing. For those of you wondering how Gene has stayed married to me for 37 years when I post stories about our...