Zambora the Gorilla Woman (and the proper role of grandparents)

With the DuQuoin State Fair ending today, I thought I would pass along my favorite Fair story circa 1993.  This one is contained in “Exactly As I Remember It.” Zambora the Gorilla Woman (DuQuoin, Illinois, circa 1993)   There is no better grandfather in the world than Fred Bishop.  He was born for the job. Continue reading “Zambora the Gorilla Woman (and the proper role of grandparents)”

The Gifted One (For Grandparents)

Here is an excerpt from the new book “Re:member.”  And you thought YOUR grandchild was gifted?!? The Gifted One (Fairview Heights, Illinois circa 2013) There are few things I enjoy more than hanging out with my son Zec.  Zec and I have played about 75 softball games together each year for 10 years and IContinue reading “The Gifted One (For Grandparents)”

I Love You Enough for Both of Us

  Experpt from “Exactly as I Remember It” Maddox (Fairview Heights, Illinois, circa 2011) One Sunday evening after I wrapped up 6:00 church, I was headed to the car to scare up a late supper.  Melissa was already waiting on me, but I noticed that my daughter Lydia and her family were still in theContinue reading “I Love You Enough for Both of Us”

Excerpt from “Exactly As I Remember It…” ‘Zambora the Gorilla Woman’ – take a read!

Zambora the Gorilla Woman (DuQuoin, Illinois, circa 1993)  There is no better grandfather in the world than Fred Bishop.  He was born for the job.  His instincts are uncanny.  No matter what Zec’s age, Papa Bishop has been able to maintain an incredible connection with him.  No better illustration could be offered than what happenedContinue reading “Excerpt from “Exactly As I Remember It…” ‘Zambora the Gorilla Woman’ – take a read!”