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Abboism #38: Good Honk Irene

Abboism #38: Good honk Irene – a good ol’ Southern colloquialism expressing exasperation. The post Abboism #38: Good Honk Irene appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, Southern vernacular, exasperation, Southern colloquilism, southern vernacular     

2014 Ainsworth Family Olympics (& Why They Should Matter to You)

I believe the Ainsworth Family Olympics should matter to you, even if you are not one of the Ainsworth gang by blood or by marriage. The post 2014 Ainsworth Family Olympics (& Why They Should Matter to You) appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: family, Lines in the Gravel, Ainsworth family, competitive […]

What Is Values Storying?

What is values storying? I use the term often on this blog. Here’s a description of values storying in yesterday’s, today’s, and tomorrow’s contexts. The post What Is Values Storying? appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Values Storying, Abboisms, family legacy, lines in the gravel, speak, stories that we tell, values storying, […]

How Well Do You Know Your Abboisms?

Remember those pop quizzes in school? Well, this one is not like those. Just checking to see how well you know your Abboisms. The post How Well Do You Know Your Abboisms? appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, Southern vernacular, Al Ainsworth, effective teaching, learning, lines in the gravel, Mason-Dixon line, […]

I Remember: Memories of the Senses

Have you ever heard a song, and it took you back? Smelled a scent you recognized from decades ago? Or tasted a dish “just like Grandma used to make”? Amazing how even our senses seem to have memories of their own, isn’t it? The post I Remember: Memories of the Senses appeared first on Family […]

Me Too Moments: Intersection of Life & Life

My friend Scott has dubbed those moments when one life intersects with another through story “me too moments.” Have you ever had one? Yeah, me, too. The post Me Too Moments: Intersection of Life & Life appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Stories, Values Storying, faith stories, intersection, lines in the gravel, […]

Abboism #37: Clam Chowder

Abboism #37: Clam chowder – n. — the dogfood that Dad has used through the years to feed his “pedigreed” dogs. The post Abboism #37: Clam Chowder appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, Southern vernacular, Abboisms, Al Ainsworth, dog names, dogfood, dogs, lines in the gravel, pedigree, pedigreed dogs     

The Clean Plate Club

Portion discipline occurs at the serving line for me because I will make every effort to be a member of the clean plate club at the end of the meal. The post The Clean Plate Club appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Stories, clean plate club, clean your plate, fried eggs, grapefruit, […]