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• Keeping Up with the Big Boys

Keeping Up with the Big Boys My son Ken and his wife Jennifer have four children, ages 8, 6, 4 and 2. The youngest is the girl Geneva. Recently, when I was visiting them in Baltimore, we visited a playground in a park in Annapolis. MD. When it was time to leave we walked quite [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, January 28th, 2013

• What is Duckpin Bowling?

Duckpin Bowling is an old form of ten pin bowling only with a smaller ball and smaller (squattier) pins. It is really popular more in the Eastern US, especially around Baltimore north and south. On my last two trips to Baltimore, MD I was able to play this fun version of traditional bowling. You could [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, June 14th, 2012

• The First Lemonade Stand

The First Lemonade Stand My five-year old grand daughter read Pinkalicious and decided that she wanted to make some lemonade and sell it at a Lemonade Stand. So she discussed this with her parents. My grand daughter gave me a call on Saturday morning to see if could secure some lemons for her. I had [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, February 3rd, 2012

• Time With Grand Kids

Time at Knott’s with  Grand Kids I always wanted to be a Grandpa, Now that I have eight Grand Kids life has gotten sweeter for me. All my four kids married late and so all my friends were becoming grandparents before me. Just to make up for it, I would adopt other people’s kids just [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, October 30th, 2011

• Best Gift for Father’s Day

Best Gift for Father’s Day I got a call from Spencer, my four-year old grandson, who lives in Baltimore. “I have something to tell you Papa! Oh what is that Spencer? I asked Jesus into my life today! Whoa, Spencer that is wonderful. Did Daddy pray with you? “Yah, he did.” So Spencer where is [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, June 27th, 2011

• Spencer’s Homemade Mask

Spencer’s Homemade Mask Just thought you would like to see some of the creativity of my four-year grandson Spencer,  who made this cool mask out of K’nexs. Early one morning I was checking to see if the boys were up yet. Going to their bedroom I was greeted by Spencer who wanted me to see [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, June 5th, 2011

• Visiting the Grand Kids

  Visiting the Grand Kids Looking at this photo reminds me of all the reasons I am enjoying being a grand father. Such life, such joy and such potential. You know when they tell me how much they love me, i believe them. Such love I have for them. I really want to be an [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

• A Stamp Collecting Legacy

Creating A Stamp Collecting Legacy For me my interest in collecting stamps started when I was eight and has continued until now, almost sixty years. I have continued my interest over the year collecting and keeping my collection active, but in no means aggressive. At first I collected just United States Stamps and gradually expanded [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, May 23rd, 2011

• Just One More Candle

Another Candle on My Birthday Cake February 10th was the big day when my age went that away! Not to worry, I am still celebrating. I figure I should extend it as long as possible. It will take most of next week for the family to finish the process. Actually, we started celebrating the week [...]

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 14th, 2011

• The Turkey Custom

Our annual Thanksgiving Habit is go to the mountains with family and friends for a few days together. We have continued this get-away tradition for many years. It has become one of our most significant family customs, probably more important to the family than Christmas. That having been said, I think it is because we [...]

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