Tag Archives: Family

Father’s Day Times Seventeen

Think you have a busy Father’s Day? Meet the Joachim family from our 1958 article, “How to Raise a Multitude.” Twelve girls and five boys made for an interesting household. ... More
A Grandma’s Love

A Grandma’s Love

Six hours into the 500-mile trek home from Chippewa Falls where we had expressed our condolences and support to relatives mourning the loss of their beloved grandfather, my cell phone rang. “It’s a boy!” exclaimed our daughter. She was also on her way home—but from an ultrasound exam of the newest member of our family, […] ... More
Family Ties

Family Ties

Recently I revised several drafts of a paper that my brother was working on for a college writing course. We went through the process paragraph by paragraph: He did the writing, I did the revising. I’ve had years of practice writing papers of varied length and on assorted subjects, so the task, in my mind, […] ... More
Views from the Kitchen

Views from the Kitchen

Recent storms dumped about a foot of snow at my home. And as I looked from the kitchen window out to the backyard, I was suddenly saddened by the view. Why? Because at one time in my family’s life, that smooth expanse of glistening ice crystals would have been thoroughly crisscrossed by five pairs of […] ... More
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