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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, […]

Good Intentions: If I Could Just Do One Thing…

Good intentions: What one change could you make right now that would most impact other areas of your life? The post Good Intentions: If I Could Just Do One Thing… appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Goals, abandon annually, Busy Writer’s Challenge, change one thing, discipline of reflection, divert daily, goals, good […]

Abboism #36: Stomp Down Good Un

Abboism #36: Stomp down good un – n. phrase indicating a person, place, thing, or idea that may be classified as exceptionally good. The post Abboism #36: Stomp Down Good Un appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, Al Ainsworth, exceptionally good, lines in the gravel, southern sayings, southern vernacular     

Confession: I Was a Mets Fan

My boys have grown up Cardinals fans…just like their dad. But every once in a while, I’ll tell them about a magical 13-year span when I was a Mets fan. The post Confession: I Was a Mets Fan appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Baseball, Story, Atlanta Braves, Darryl Strawberry, Jackson Mets, […]

Remember Grace. Now.

As I sat on my back porch enjoying some peaceful time with the Lord one day last week, I felt a simple prompt from Him. Remember grace. The post Remember Grace. Now. appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Remembering, Stories, butterfly genes, celebration, grace, Longview Heights, remember grace, setting reminders     

Abboism #35: Some’rs Another

Time for our Abboism lesson of the week. Abboism #35: Similar to “lost as Hogan’s goat,” this week’s Abboism is “some’rs another.” The post Abboism #35: Some’rs Another appeared first on Family Story Legacy. …read more Category: Abboism, Abboisms, Abboisms (and Other Such Samuncrium), lost, lost as Hogan’s goat, needle in a haystack, southern vernacular […]

Baseball IQ: 10 Things Not to Yell at Your Kids

I’ll admit, I can be pretty snarky about “encouraging” things parents yell at baseball games. I am amazed by the freefall of baseball IQ in this country, even at higher levels of play. However, my point today through this post is to instruct, not to criticize. The post Baseball IQ: 10 Things Not to Yell […]