kid’s stories

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The Legend of Jack Napkin

Sitting at the Thanksgiving table, surrounded by grand children, thinking, “Life doesn’t get any better than this…” Maddy age 7: “Neena! You have sweet potato on your fingers.” Me: “Oh, no, whatever can I do?” Maddy: “Get a napkin, silly.” Me: “What is a napkin?” Maddy: “They’re right on the counter. You use them to … Continue reading

You’ve got to get right back on

They say that when a horse throws you, you’ve got to get right back on or you’ll never ride again. “They” say a lot of things, don’t they? We had lots of horses and I fell off most of them. I got right back on though, and often fell off again, only to repeat the … Continue reading

Turtle Tales: Billy Wolf and the Giant Snapper

Do you like turtles? I do. Most of them. One day I saw my dog, Misty, barking and pawing at a box turtle at the edge the woods. Her nose told her it was alive, but it didn’t seem to have any body parts and this was driving her crazy. Box turtles have a trap … Continue reading

Magic Barn: Hiyo Silver, No Way

I am so old I can remember when no one had a TV and when we first got one. TVs were small and the shows were in black and white and they were just as stupid then as they are now. One show was the Lone Ranger, who was a cowboy in stretchy pants and … Continue reading

Turning Mere Thoughts into Reality

I’m sure we take our cool technology for granted, but today I’m a bit awed by the publication of my book “The Magic Barn” as a real, touchable book in full color. It came from my memory through the air and into reality. That’s pretty magic in itself. The Magic Barn is a collection of … Continue reading

Who Says Girls Shouldn’t Go Fishing?

In the old days people thought little girls should not do some things, like go fishing. I didn’t pay any attention to that nonsense and went fishing anyway. I had seen men with fancy rods and reels, but I only had some line, a couple of fish hooks and a can of lively red worms, … Continue reading