2013: Letters to My Grandchildren

Choosing a blog theme each year is a long process for me.  There are lots of different things I'd like to write about, but I've found I'm more consistent when I stick with a particular theme.  (Although I always reserve the right to vary on the subject occasionally.) I don't know when this year's idea came into my head, but as soon as I thought of it, I got very excited about the concept.  I just wasn't sure if the rest of my family would feel the same way.  I went to Sierra first and she offered her approval right away which was really the only reassurance I needed.  While both Leroy and Steel are indifferent... someday they'll appreciate the effort.

The 2013 Blog Theme is "Hey Kid" -- Letters to My Grandchildren

To answer your question, no.  We're not expecting any grandchildren soon.  I've told my children over and over again that life is much simpler when you do things in order.  There are a few steps they need to accomplish first... before the grandchildren arrive.  But, God willing... someday I hope to be a grandparent.  As I get older, the thought seems less and less...shall we say, unthinkable  I think I've done a fairly good job raising my own kids... (again, with God's grace.) And I'd like to leave something behind for my grandchildren.  I want them to hear my voice.  Who know what the future will bring...?  This is a gift I can offer now... as there is no time like the present.

So the posts this year will have a variety of subtopics.  Including: How To, Advice, Family History, Traditions and anything and everything else I can think of that they should know.  (Or at least what I want them to know.)  At the end of the year, a book will be published containing all 365 posts and both of my children will receive a copy.

I have chosen the name "Granny" for myself.  (In honor of my mother.)  Now.... Leroy needs to decide his name preference.  What's your vote?  Grandpa, Papa, Grand-Father, Pappy, Pa, Old Man?  Leave your suggestion in the comment field.