A post-script to yesterday’s story

Here’s a P.S. to tag yesterday’s post about Will’s top fan: Last night was Concerto Night at our high school. The annual Solo and Ensemble contest is coming up on Saturday, so it’s nice for the musicians to have the opportunity to perform in front of a friendly audience. James and I were sneaking in late,…

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When your 6-year-old emails your boss

James Werne at The Voyage

My son James absolutely loves to email. He’s only six. He’s in Kindergarten. You may recall he is one of those “Coaster Crazies.” He can’t get enough. Remember Ralphie from A Christmas Story? And how when he’s describing the Red Ryder BB gun he wants for Christmas, it’s all one word? James is the same way…

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Come ride in October!

Just in case you haven’t looked at the 2005 Park Hours page on our website, please take note that for the next three weekends we are not open to the public. Don’t worry, you’re welcome to ride in October!  We have been “bought out” by various local corporations for a series of private parties for…

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A tall tale

James Werne at The Voyage

My youngest child spent his final four in utero months riding around Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari as Mommy took reporters and travel writers on tours of the parks. When my ob/gyn figured out how significant a baby was on the way, he offered to speed things up a bit. Sweet Baby James was 12…

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Back-to-school blues

I have a serious question. Has there ever been a documented case of a parent having a nervous breakdown while in the middle of back-to-school shopping? I come pretty close each year. There’s something about standing in a crowded discount store with a long list of items to buy. And they’re all crammed in two…

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Overheard in a queue

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: I really don’t try to listen in to other people’s conversations. Especially when I’m at work, but not working. (You know what I mean!) Some things are just meant to be overheard.  Youngest son James and I were in line yesterday, waiting to take a spin in one of…

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Lawdy, Miss Scarlett!

… we’ve been asked to add a “birthing room” to our park. Could you imagine? (All I can think about is that scene from Gone With the Wind.) Free unlimited boiling water? Holidog to pant along as your breathing coach? A miniature height-measurement stick to get the official length of your tiny bundle? Would it…

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A year late?

The other evening, my youngest son and I came back to “work” to enjoy a few hours in the park together. James had never tried Monsoon Lagoon before; he was beside himself with glee and was literally the last one to leave. As the water park closed, and we headed back toward Holiday World, I…

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Mother’s Day hits twice

I tease Thomas that he’s my egghead son. John, 13, is my musical son. And James, 5, is my farm-boy son. Here they are on Christmas morn a few years back. They’re all bright fellows, but Tom is what I sometimes refer to as “scary smart.” I have, by the way, a newspaper clipping of…

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