Hardships

Duck, duck, joy! 

Duck, duck, joy! 

“No! I don’t want to be a flower girl! I want to be a duck!” announced my then three-year-old Hannah defiantly. My husband, always the mischievous influence, pronounced, “Then you shall be cousin Laina’s flower duck.” He then started coaching her on how to waddle,...
Small potatoes

Small potatoes

A few years ago, Carol and I drove through Idaho and Washington, the top two potato-producing states in the USA. I had often heard of Idaho potatoes, but not so much about Washington potatoes. I’m sure that was my own ignorance because those two states produce...