December 1, 2011
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We have a set of toy building blocks at our house that the grandkids often enjoy when they come over.
Every so often my mom's birthday will fall on Thanksgiving, as is the case this year. When that happens, it always serves as a good reminder that one of the biggest blessings for which I have to be grateful is our family. It's not just my mother, but my dad, my sister and her husband, my wife, our children and grandchildren, and yes, even my in-laws.
I don't know about you, but I'm still having problems adjusting to the recent time change. It's affecting me at both ends of the day. I'm waking up an hour sooner than necessary each morning. And due to the earlier onset of darkness, I find myself getting sleepy before my usual bedtime at night.
Last week I was paying for some groceries when I noticed the cashier staring at me. Twenty years ago I may have thought otherwise, but being at my present grandfatherly age, I had no illusions that this young lady who had just checked me out might now be "checking me out."I simply assumed that she thought she knew me from somewhere and was trying to decipher her puzzle. However, a moment later I discovered the real reason for her earnest gaze. She told me, "You know, you could be Robin William's twin."