Tag: Tarri Wilkinson

The old farm, from the eyes of a kid

May 16, 2023

My in-laws’ original farm northwest of Elgin was a place I had been to a million times. They lived on a beautiful, isolated farmstead that was...

My life through their eyes

May 16, 2023

Editor’s note: This column was written many years ago when these young ladies were about eight, nine years old. Today, they are teenagers. The...

My other mom

May 16, 2023

Today, I was looking through a rack of Mother’s Day cards . . . and I was frustrated. I just couldn’t find a card that adequately reflects how I...

A momentous time in history

May 15, 2023

November, 1968, was a truly momentous time in history. The events that happened during that timeframe were notable, to say the least. So were the...

I turned 29 again

May 15, 2023

This past week, I turned 29 years old . . . again. I’ve turned 29 several times already. How many? I don’t know. I lost count. I’m not much...

The angel is still among us

May 11, 2023

Eleven months ago, I wrote that I took down the Christmas tree and threw away the lights that didn’t work. I wrapped up the 30-year-old ornament...

Food makes holiday memories

May 10, 2023

The Food Network and the Cooking Channel have exploded with holiday-related shows as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach. And the host of each...

She certainly loved us all

May 10, 2023

I wrote this in honor of my grandma-in-law, Mary (Cassie) Verplank, when she passed away . . . and her beloved husband, Mark. Although she wasn’t...

Can’t fool bunnies or kids

May 9, 2023

Moms, aunts, grandmas mean to do the best for the kids in their lives. They want them to witness the great things in life. They want to point out...