Tag: Marcia Lamb

LA Story – Meet The Parents

The Christmas Season is over. It is my favorite time of the year, not because of the presents that I get, but because of family. My wife and I have three daughters, all of whom are married to  Wonderful, spiritual men. Between them, they have five daughters (In November, Andy and Staci had the latest in our unbroken string of girls: Kimberly Joy Yeatman, who weighed in at 11 pounds and one ounce – a new family record!) All of the kids and grandkids were home for Christmas. That was pure joy; I look forward to it all year, each year. We had lots of playing and  laughing and catching up and remembering and dreaming. It only lasted a week, but it will keep me happy for a long time. God sets the lonely in families, and we all have been lonely at some time and in need of family.

LA Story – Millennium

What happened to the Y2K scare? In spite of all the doomsday prophets, planes did not fall out of the sky, there were no terrorist attacks, nuclear reactors did not melt down, the ATMs still 
worked, the lights stayed on, the water continued to flow out of the faucets, and every computer in the third-world did not crash. Come on; admit it. You felt just a little stupid on January 1st with all of that bottled water and those cans of food that you had stockpiled “just in case.” We were victims of “millennium madness.” In addition to all of the millennial celebrations, we were treated to millennial perfume, millennial camping equipment and even an internet website to nominate a millennial cat. Just when we thought that we had survived it all, we are being told that the real “millennium moment” is yet to come. Some are claiming that Y2K should have been Y2K+1, because the new millennium really starts on January 1, 2001, and not 2000. So now we
get to go through the whole thing again. One group, which calls itself the Real Millennium Group, exists to warn us that we had better prepare for Y2K+1.

I do not know about you, but I thoroughly enjoyed celebrating the millennium change. Since I am sure that I will not be alive to see the next millennium roll around, I wanted to do something
extra special to celebrate this one with Gloria. So we took a hot-air balloon ride at sunset on New Year’s Eve.