Father’s Day … or Beetle Mania

Today was Father’s Day, which really has nothing to do with my story except that it names the day and perhaps gives you a clue that we are well into three digit hotness here in Ivins, Utah. The revolving sign at Walgreen’s gave us a solid 112 degrees this week, which is hotter than the […]

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Grandpa Aberquacky’s Timeliest Invention

Grandma Aberquacky was a little concerned as she watched the leaves change colors and begin to fall off the trees this one extremely particular year in Duck Creek. It was time to be shutting up the house and workshop, and getting things tightened down against another brrrrry, northern winter. Year after wintery year it had […]

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What a Wonderful World ….

And I say to myself …. This little boy is awesome! His rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” brought tears to my eyes! This song is the perfect end to my fun, fun day. Thank you Oleg!       Today began as any other and who could have imagined the fun that was in […]

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The fourth, no … third Memory of Christmas

Christmas Eve and (Almost) Five Years Old Edna Well, let’s see now…      When little Edna was (almost) five years old she was such a true believer in Santa Clause that it was inconceivable that there could be any doubt he existed.    By then, of course, she could remember what had happened the year before […]


Meet our turkey, Jon Pierre 1978/1979

Disclaimer to the Hancey’s and Henke children:  The memories are true and you will remember them all, but think of them as bits and snatches that have been floating around for almost 25 years.  I grabbed them one at a time and formed them into one big ball for the this story.   Please, please please, […]


The Best Medicine For Me

I probably don’t have many readers left after all this time.    It’s been such a six months!    Just a quick update on me … some days I feel better and some days I don’t.   There is no change in the medicine yet but the doctor was going to try for a third time to get […]


Today It was Costco or Bust …

Since today was a Costco day I went all out.   Even though it takes me twice as long to get beautified … I went for it.   No holds barred.   I even pulled out the ceramic hair straightener … I mean we’re talking BEAUTIFIED with eyebrows and a touch of mascara …  the whole schmole.  We […]


When I’m Sixty Four

Monday, January 10, 2011       So today is my sixty-fourth birthday and Lynn has been singing this old Beatle’s song under his breath all day: The song was written by Paul McCartney of the Beatles when he was just sixteen years old and it apparently was inspired by his “lover”. I can’t imagine having a […]


Alternate Thanksgiving Dinner

I’ll tell you what is the best medicine … grandchildren!     This is our “off” year  for Thanksgiving with most of our kids …  I mean, they DO have other sides of their families, after all.    Lynn and I considered having a fake Thanksgiving dinner out our house the Saturday or Sunday before Thanksgiving but we […]


Picture This …

  Ryan, remember the coke in the face story?    Well, this is me sitting on the ground yesterday after I hit a pot hole and twisted my ankle.  I had a mug full of diet coke and the lid flew off and all the diet coke went into my own face just before I did […]