"A person's life can be compared quite nicely to the four seasons of the year. This blog is from someone in the Winter of Life enjoying the fruits of his "Summer and Fall" and looking forward to assisting the growth and nourishment for the next generation.

My Father and Grandfather passed on their wisdom through their actions and their stories. This is probably be the most impactful way to pass on wisdom. But the written word can have an affect on lives that extends beyond the memories of a couple of generations. This blog is an attempt to reflection on my life experiences and pass these reflections to future generations of my own family as well as any others who might come across these pages.

Miscellaneous thoughts

Below are some thoughts that have come 
but not stayed long enough to grow into a blog.

At the store, we have 14 tables of ties, one or two tables for each tie vendor; approximately 3,000 ties in all.  And there are another 200 in the back waiting to be put out. Part of my job is to keep the tie tables neat, an almost impossible task during Christmas rush. As I work on table A, I find a couple of ties from table C.  I take it to the C table and see that table is a mess.  So I start straightening the C table, forgetting about the A table. (I am confused writing this!).  Then it hit me, one of the problems I have had through these 60 plus years is keeping focused on one task at a time.  I have talents in several areas and seem to move from one task or job to another, never really completing or becoming good at anything.  Since recognizing this problem at work, I have been forcing myself, and I must force myself, to stick to one tie table at a time.