Children, Grandchildren, Memories, Spider-Man


I had a déjà vu moment last week when a Searcy friend asked me to look at K-Mart for Spider-Man house shoes for her twin grandsons. It seems there was one pair of slippers and two four-year-old boys who wanted to wear them.
I laughed because I’m quite familiar with Spider-Man. My son, Gary, who just observed his half-century birthday, was taken with the same superhero when he was their age. Who would’ve believed that 46 years later, I’d be back out shopping for the Incredible Spider-Man. That’s what you call staying power.
I made K-Mart my next stop, and it was our lucky day. There on the second row of a rack of house shoes, hung the familiar red and blue Spider-Man. I grabbed the last pair of size 9-10s.
The next day as I mailed the shoes, I could almost fast forward to see Ryan’s and Garrett’s beaming faces as they dashed through Nana’s house in their superhero footwear. Aren’t they cute?

Garrett & Ryan Beck
These guys put me in mind of another little boy flying through the house with strains of his favorite theme song trailing behind: Spiderman, Spiderman, Does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, Catches thieves just like flies. Look out! Here comes the Spiderman.

Maria  & Gary, 1969
If this makes anyone else nostalgic, you can hear the original Spider-Man cartoon
theme song in its entirety by clicking below.
Oh, by the way, if you’re a Spider-Man fan,
you can order these super-spiffy pumps online.
I will remember the deeds of the Lordyes, I will remember your miracles<sup class="crossreference" value="(A)”> of long ago. 12 I will consider<sup class="crossreference" value="(B)”> all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Ps. 77:11-12<sup class="crossreference" value="(C)”>

Children, Encouragement, Happiness, Joy, Life Challenges


When Trouble comes — and it will —  
When You want take to your Bed,
I hope You’ll Dance instead.
Not like a Grownup,
but like You’re Three or Four,
Head up, Heart open,
Happy Barefoot Dancing!

Sing along, too!
It’ll take a Head Adjustment, 
But if You Let Go and Follow your Heart,
You might just Sing and Dance
Yourself into JOY!

Let them praise His name with the dance;
Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. Ps. 149:3
      … for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Neh. 8:10b