Memories—Six Years Later

My father disliked Jack long before he met him. After all, Jack was thirteen years older than me, divorced, and—worst of all—a city slicker. Daddy was convinced he was out to take advantage of this naive farm girl, and Daddy didn’t want to see me hurt. But when I announced that I was going to … Read more


Jack Stories cover

Today is our fifty-first wedding anniversary. We were together forty-five years before God called Jack home in 2012. This morning, a friend took me to visit Jack’s grave then to lunch. I came home and re-read Jack Stories: Favorite Memories of Jack Jordan Ammann Jr., the book of stories about my late husband that I … Read more

Fifty Years

Fifty years ago, on May 31, 1967, my father escorted me down an improvised aisle on the back porch of my parents’ home to marry the man of my dreams. I’ve shared many memories of our courtship and marriage through the years on my blog. Maybe I love romance novels so much because I’ve been … Read more

Best Birthday Ever

Fifty years ago today, I started a summer job as a clerk in an engineering office at Kelly Air Force Base. It also happened to be my twentieth birthday. The boss took me around the office and introduced me to everyone who worked there. The best-looking guy in the office followed us around the room … Read more


Forty-nine years today, I married the love of my life. We had forty-five years together before God called him home. I still miss him every day, but I cherish the precious memories–so much joy, so much laughter. Anyone who knew Jack will agree that there was never a dull moment when he was around. Life is … Read more

Remembering Jack with a Book and a Birthday Party

My beloved husband Jack died on September 23, 2012. For years I encouraged him to write his stories, but he preferred to tell them—over and over again! I occasionally wrote a blog post about Jack, perhaps including one or more of his favorite stories. On the morning that he died, the house soon filled with … Read more

Christmas Favorites

Here are some my favorite Christmas posts and videos from the past: Unto Us a Child Is Born Santa Stories Memories of Christmas Giving A Social Media Christmas Where’s the Line to See Jesus? Christmas Memories  

Good Luck and a Good Memory

I listened to a voice mail message earlier this week. A man gave his name, then said, “Please call me at your earliest convenience at the main office of the electric coop.” He ended with his phone number. As a trustee and the secretary/treasurer of a trust my parents established to keep the small family farm intact … Read more