Family

My BHAG: To spend time with the best family ever!

Current Status: My wife and I are getting the four kids through school and off the payroll. I’m more excited about this new chapter than she is. She just wants grandbabies!?!

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Memories of Nana

Gladys Marie (Hamsley) Cook (September 26, 1922 – February 26, 2021) 98 years and she was cutting a rug with friends and family all along the way! From her obituary (written by my Mom): Gladys was born September 26, 1922, in Springfield to the late William and Nellie Henderson Hamsley. She was a graduate of …

Memories of Maw Maw

Frances Sterry Jeannette (May 4, 1923 – December 5, 2020) Maw Maw lived 97 years.  I got to know her for the last 25 or so (after marrying her granddaughter).  I’m glad I did too, this woman was a treasure!  I’m so thankful that I have adult children (her great-grandchildren) that got to know her …

Should We Love America?

I had a conversation recently where someone was trying to convince me that we needed to eliminate the playing of the National Anthem before sporting events.  I tend to like the act and think it is a good thing.  To be honest, I’ve never really given it a second thought.  Regardless, I don’t believe it …

Keep On Truckin’!

Every six months I do a personal finance update.  I update a complex spreadsheet that has a bunch of historical charts.  I’ve kept track of a ton of financial statistics/ratios since we began married life back in 1995.  Every six months I sit down, update it, digest it, and chart my course corrections (if any …

My Droning, Gaming, Cattle Feeding, Speeding, Shooting, Ziplining Thanksgiving!

But…wait…there’s more!  For years, we used to have our family Thanksgiving in a bar (family-owned) in a small town in Illinois!  Years ago, we moved it to the farm.  It is always fun.  It is easier to watch the video than to explain.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel.  I’m going to be making lots of …

Houses Are Vehicles Too?!?

I’ve listed all my vehicles on my site. Houses?!? Vehicles?!? Sure, you sit in them.  Right?!?  We at least trade them like vehicles in our family.  With a growing family quickly outgrowing and wearing out cars we didn’t just trade cars a lot we also moved a lot. Chronologically: Apartment – The Lakes Of Bellevue, …

Family Update (2019)

Emily and I have been married for a couple of decades and we’ve been busy raising our four kids almost the entire time.  We met in college and immediately started having little ones.  I always believed that we were already poor so we might as well have our kids and be REALLY poor.  We’ve been …

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