I view life and tipping service people differently now......
In November of 2008, after losing my dad, we were flown out to California to a memorial service. My dad, in our eyes, was a "celebrity"....and for those in the racing field, he really was. He had an impressive 20+year career as the Director of Emergency Safety Services for the National Hot Rod Association. In his many years of this career his job was to travel state to state, dragstrip to dragstrip. I knew that he spent…Continue
Added by TraciBratton on April 12, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments
It's funny how a day can hit you and you realize where you were years back.....for me today is just another day, but in April of 2008 I was spending much time driving back and forth to Indy helping out with my dad.
You see, my dad was my hero....those of you that knew my life situation would question "WHY" would your dad be your hero. My dad worked three jobs my entire childhood...so that he could fund his alcoholism...yes it's sad but true. He was the hardest working man I have…Continue
Added by TraciBratton on April 12, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Ever had to live on a budget? In one way or another, we all have, right?
The concept is simple, isn't it? Figure out what you need to spend, and where you want to spend it, then figure out how much money you can round up toward that total. If the amount of money you can round up is less than what you wanted (or needed) to spend, you have a budget.
Pretty simple, right? Next, you probably will prioritize your spending. Pay the high priority…Continue
Added by Scott Schnarr on April 9, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
We all have favorite holiday stories for pretty much every holiday, don't we? Here is my favorite Easter story.....
My grandkids think I am older than dirt. Even though they are sure I was alive at the time of the resurrection, I wasn't. I do not personally recall the resurrection. Limiting my favorite Easter to one which I actually witnessed leaves us with more than 40 Easters though. Still a lot.
Like many American kids, my Brother and I looked…
Added by Scott Schnarr on April 7, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
My Mom is a pretty wise woman. She taught little brother Craig and I lots of things, but 3 stand out in my memory today.
Don’t “dawdle” is one of my favorites. This childhood lesson was meant to impart upon little brother Craig and I the concept of not wasting time when we had a task to do. If you know what your task is, and what direction you need to go, get moving in that direction. Don’t waste a bunch of time trying to figure out how to get out of doing…
Added by Scott Schnarr on April 5, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
I love a good conspiracy theory....don''t we all?
I got to thinking recently about the stereotypical question "If you could have dinner with anyone, alive or dead, who would you choose".....And I thought of a twist on it, because I couldn't choose.
Forget the "boo hoo" stuff, I ain't asking for one more dinner with a dear departed relative, although that would be great. I'd want to solve some of the mysteries of all time.
Added by Scott Schnarr on April 3, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments
I have been told that I have a “hot temper”. You don’t hear that term used a lot these days, what with all the so-called “experts” out there that have a pidgeon-hole definition for everything, but it is pretty accurate for me.
When I was a kid, my temper could cause the occasional “issue” for me. All the other kids, as I saw it, were out to get me. They wouldn’t let the fat kid with the thick glasses (little Scotty) play. When I was allowed to play in a neighborhood…Continue
Added by Scott Schnarr on April 2, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments