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Gifts for “Gifted” Grandchildren

Like every grandparent, I think my grandchildren are “gifted”. Not only are they highly intelligent (in my humble opinion), but they are also blessed with many material gifts every birthday and Christmas. They’re like most American children– they have so many toys that they don’t play with, most of their toys are just clutter.

This year, my wife and I decided to give them gifts that are educational as well as fun. In fact, they may even be able to use these “toys” for school projects. Here are 4 of the Science Projects we bought at  for our grandchildren this Christmas:

I Love This Exercise Machine!

I’ve been exercising for years, but I hadn’t tried a recumbent bike that I liked until this summer. My wife and I were staying at a well-known resort that had recumbent bikes in their exercise room. I was really surprised at how comfortable the seat was, with it’s lower back support and padding. Before this,Continue Reading

Great Gift Idea: Jewelry with Interchangeable Jewels

My wife discovered the Kameleon line of interchangeable jewelry–and she loves it! She (and I) particularly like that it makes such great gifts for our daughters and granddaughters. Now that we’ve given them Kameleon earrings and necklaces, we can keep giving them new “jewelpop” inserts each year to change the entire look of their jewelry.Continue Reading

My “Green” Generation

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generationContinue Reading

Why Grandparents Have High Blood Pressure

So, there I was, just relaxing in front of the TV, when the grandkids yelled,  “Come see the kittens…” (Note: Baby skunks spray just like adult skunks.)

Dogs Who Represent the Office

These Dogs Represent the Office   

When A Soldier Comes Home…

                     When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard….                        ….to listen to his son whine about being bored.        ….to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes. ….to be tolerantContinue Reading

Tornado – Up Close and Personal

THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY A MAN WHO WORKS ON AN OIL RIG. He was trying to take a photo of the lightening and was unaware of the tornado until the lightening illuminated it! (Taken South of Ft. Stockton, TEXAS!!)  

What Religion Is Her Bra?

A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, ‘I’d like to buy a bra for my wife. ‘  ‘What type of bra?’ asked the clerk.  ‘Type?’ inquires the man, ‘There’s more than one type?’  ‘Look around,’ said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size,Continue Reading

The Breakfast Special for Seniors

We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the ‘seniors’ special’ was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $2.99. ‘Sounds good,’ my wife said. ‘But I don’t want the eggs.’ ‘Then, I’ll have to charge you $3.49 because you’re ordering a la carte,’ the waitress warned her. ‘You mean I’d have to payContinue Reading

The Transparent Butterfly

The Transparent Butterfly comes from Central America and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but hard to find because of its transparent wings, which are a natural camouflage mechanism. All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: in life, that which isContinue Reading

She Must Be from Texas!

Gifts for “Gifted” Grandchildren

Like every grandparent, I think my grandchildren are “gifted”. Not only are they highly intelligent (in my humble opinion), but they are also blessed with many material gifts every birthday and Christmas. They’re like most American children– they have so many toys that they don’t play with, most of their toys are just clutter.

This year, my wife and I decided to give them gifts that are educational as well as fun. In fact, they may even be able to use these “toys” for school projects. Here are 4 of the Science Projects we bought at  for our grandchildren this Christmas:

I Love This Exercise Machine!

I’ve been exercising for years, but I hadn’t tried a recumbent bike that I liked until this summer. My wife and I were staying at a well-known resort that had recumbent bikes in their exercise room. I was really surprised at how comfortable the seat was, with it’s lower back support and padding. Before this,Continue Reading

Great Gift Idea: Jewelry with Interchangeable Jewels

My wife discovered the Kameleon line of interchangeable jewelry–and she loves it! She (and I) particularly like that it makes such great gifts for our daughters and granddaughters. Now that we’ve given them Kameleon earrings and necklaces, we can keep giving them new “jewelpop” inserts each year to change the entire look of their jewelry.Continue Reading

My “Green” Generation

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generationContinue Reading

Why Grandparents Have High Blood Pressure

So, there I was, just relaxing in front of the TV, when the grandkids yelled,  “Come see the kittens…” (Note: Baby skunks spray just like adult skunks.)

Dogs Who Represent the Office

These Dogs Represent the Office   

When A Soldier Comes Home…

                     When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard….                        ….to listen to his son whine about being bored.        ….to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes. ….to be tolerantContinue Reading

Tornado – Up Close and Personal

THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY A MAN WHO WORKS ON AN OIL RIG. He was trying to take a photo of the lightening and was unaware of the tornado until the lightening illuminated it! (Taken South of Ft. Stockton, TEXAS!!)  

What Religion Is Her Bra?

A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, ‘I’d like to buy a bra for my wife. ‘  ‘What type of bra?’ asked the clerk.  ‘Type?’ inquires the man, ‘There’s more than one type?’  ‘Look around,’ said the saleslady, as she showed a sea of bras in every shape, size,Continue Reading

The Breakfast Special for Seniors

We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the ‘seniors’ special’ was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $2.99. ‘Sounds good,’ my wife said. ‘But I don’t want the eggs.’ ‘Then, I’ll have to charge you $3.49 because you’re ordering a la carte,’ the waitress warned her. ‘You mean I’d have to payContinue Reading

The Transparent Butterfly

The Transparent Butterfly comes from Central America and is found from Mexico to Panama. It is quite common in its zone, but hard to find because of its transparent wings, which are a natural camouflage mechanism. All things beautiful do not have to be full of color to be noticed: in life, that which isContinue Reading

She Must Be from Texas!