Donna and girls in a Musical

Donna and the girls were recently cast in a local Broadway-style musical, Road to the Potter’s House, and it has just finished its local run at Mainland High School Performing Arts Center. The show is a contemporary Christian parody of The Wizard of Oz. Instead of journeying to the land of Oz after being caught up in a tornado, Dorothy endures a series of personal setbacks in the storm of [ . . . ]

Interesting Hurricane Andrew Fact

Anyone who experienced Hurricane Andrew firsthand will never forget it. This year (two days from now) is the 19th anniversary of one of the three most powerful hurricanes of the 20th century to hit North America. In all my travels through the internet searching for information about Hurricane Andrew, I’ve never seen the actual path of the storm indicated as I have today, August 22, 2011. One of the things I remember about my [ . . . ]

The Dirty Beast

When Dan’s mother, Lucile, moved to Florida after she was widowed, she had a little house built next door to us. At one time we adopted a large male doberman pinscher, Blitz, that was pretty mean. It was all we could do to control him. When Dan and I were at home we usually let him off his chain to run around. Now Grandma Corporon had a very good friend, [ . . . ]

Richard Caplinger and the Bird Cage

When Richard Caplinger graduated from high school, the family was living in South Miami. Someone drove to Homestead and picked up his grandmother Gertrude, so she could attend the graduation ceremony. She was waiting on the family to finish getting ready when Agnes left the bedroom and went into the kitchen. Agnes let out a blood curdling scream and everyone ran to see what terrible thing had happened. Naughty Richard [ . . . ]

Lloyd and Robin

Another Field story involved Lloyd and Robin. Robin had given birth to Nathan up at Baptist Hospital. And it happened to be Lloyd’s birthday. That evening when Lib and Lloyd visited Robin, she said, “Well Daddy, how do you like your birthday present (meaning Nathan)?” Lloyd replied in his wry way, “I’d just as soon had a tie!”

Kathryn and Grandma

Here is a real cute little story about Kathryn Field Wall, daughter of Lloyd and Elizabeth Caplinger Field. When she was just a little girl my mother was taking care of her one day. Now my mother had dandruff pretty bad and loved to sit with her comb and scratch her scalp with it. She looked into a hand mirror during this process and the dandruff would soon cover the [ . . . ]

All About Your Uncle Robert

Robert was born March 21, 1921 in Homestead, FL. He married at a very young age and his wife’s (Margaret Lawrence) mother had the marriage annulled. Then after World War II, in which he served in the Pacific Theater, he came home, met Eileen Fay and married her. They had two children and the marriage ended in divorce. Later on he met Rosa Mae Brown nee Hendrix. She was a [ . . . ]

Grandma Roth, babysitter par excellance

At the time Iris was visiting and Grandma Roth was living with us, Iris had a two year old girl named Paula. We wanted to go to town without taking Paula along, so Iris asked Grandma Roth to baby sit. At this time she was around 90 years old. Paula was a real handful so we didn’t know how it would work out. However much to Iris’s amazement Paula was [ . . . ]

When Mother Fainted

Mother and Lib were out in the kitchen doing the dishes. I (Iris) was looking on. For some reason Mama decided to play a trick on Lib. While Lib was out of the room Mama quickly laid down on the floor and pretended she was unconscious. Lib quickly grabbed a pan of water and threw it all over Mama. That joke sure backfired and left Mama all wet!