This year’s Heidel Holiday card is placidly inattentive to 2020’s global virulence and U.S. political throes, themes of which we were daily and painfully aware. If you squint and count carefully, you will see a new grandbaby and a new in-law. Daughter One added a son, and so we welcomed grandbabyboy #5. Daughter Four wasContinue reading “2020 Heidel Holiday Greetings”
Late afternoon thunderstorms put the kibosh on Capon Springs and Farms 7/4 fireworks, and power outage killed electricity and the elevator. As plan B, lovely heroic Alice and I found lodgings a half hour drive away at the Winchester Marriott Courtyard where there was power and cooling a-plenty. Back to Capon late Thursday morning toContinue reading “French Toast, Fireworks and Freedom: Epilogue”
Yetanotherversary. These always seem to slip by me. 8 years (and 2 days) ago, I started back to work. A man, his wheelchair, and a circus cannon. Three employer labels later, grateful to God, family, great docs, nurses, PTs, OTs, Seating Specialists – – and for a host of exceptional colleagues. Cheers!
As with much that God has for us, things are not always as they seem.
Thanksgiving 2009 has become the fixed north star on my timeline by which I recall, and in recalling, attempt to measure, weigh, and value God’s immeasurable, infinite and priceless faithfulness to me . . . .
FATHER OF THE BRIDE TOAST Heidel-Masterson Wedding Reception-Dinner The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Saturday, August 5, 2017 Good evening and thank you all for coming this evening. On behalf of lovely and heroic Alice, along with Drew and Madeline Masterson, let me say how very pleased we are that you’ve joined us to celebrateContinue reading “FATHER OF THE BRIDE TOAST Heidel-Masterson Wedding Reception-Dinner Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Saturday, August 5, 2017”
Well, there we all are. Slightly more numerous than last year. Another grand-baby-boy with somewhat inconvenient Scandinavian citizenship, and another engaging daughter engaged, who will soon tie the lasso with a handsome Texan fiancé. God’s goodness has crowned our year. Happy as we all may appear, do not be fooled. Several in this bunch are plotting, scheming meanContinue reading “A CHARLES’ DICKIE CHRISTMAS 4EDUX”
As the day unfolds in your own Thanksgiving time-space continuum, and as you determinedly brace yourself for too much turkey, you may already be anticipating the butterball leftovers that will stuff your lunchtime “sammiches” tomorrow. It is in the spirit of savory seasonal leftovers that I recycle an already several times told Thanksgiving re-tale. AContinue reading “A Thanksgiving Re-Tale, Retold”
Sixth “Accidentiversary.” Not one of those much ballyhooed multiple-of-five years. While solemn, neither somber nor maudlin. Have been inspired and encouraged by valiant victors whose worlds have been rocked by trials far more severe, but who nonetheless press on and do the next thing. In their particular “captivities,” they rebuff despair, endeavor with herculean effort,Continue reading “Six Years On”
Year end greetings to all (nine) of my loyal followers. Ha ha! The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for WheeledWords (below). Though small in number, and dispersed from Alaska to “Schveeden,” we are a force to be reckoned with. Thanks for your interest in WheeledWords, begun just a year ago. IContinue reading “Blogging-In the New Year . . . 2014 in Review”