Grandson Ben with his 92-year-old great grandfather (my dad). “Family: Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” (Unknown)

Five celebrations in a row

The Christmas season has been lovely at our house. On the 22nd of December, we celebrated an early Christmas with grandson Ben and his mom and dad. They drove over from the western part of the state and spent two nights with us and our small family before returning home to celebrate with Ben’s dad’s…