Wildfire season is upon us here in Alaska bringing with it many smoky memories. Read the entire post here.
It is over seven months now since Hans left us for Heaven, yet I still get these illogical, unrealistic, untrue thoughts/longings/compulsions to find him. For instance: It’s such a beautiful breezy day; it’s hot and the birds are singing… He must be out in the fields or walking along the railroad tracks. If I start … Continue reading Compelled
Hans was a flashlight fanatic. This, of course, led to a rechargeable battery habit. He did not want to get caught on a highway emergency call without a good light. Car repairs and other work at home often had to be done in the dark as well. So, not unexpectedly, this past Christmas Hans gave … Continue reading Light Show
Several years ago, high winds snapped a large spruce tree about half way up its trunk, sending the upper part of the tree crashing down on our roof. Damage was minimal, the roof was repaired, and the tree was cut up and hauled away for firewood. But the stump, about eight feet tall, remained. Some … Continue reading Tenacious
The other day I went to the yellow pickup to see if Hans left anything in there. Sure enough, there was his Forestry Department issued clothing from when he worked last summer helping out for few days on the wildfire south of Nenana. It was all folded up neat as a pin and piled on … Continue reading Old Yeller Truck
This summer, our first without Hans, has been like no other. In addition to Hans being gone, the rest of the family have been away from home for much of the summer work season. And it is very quiet. One of the first things that struck me after Hans went to be with Jesus, was … Continue reading Racket