Funny Family Stories

Mattie's Life Story: Lessons from a  Border Collie By: Susan Deborah Schiller "I'm bored!" says Mattie's look in this photo. Mattie retired at age 7 from the Pathfinder Ranch in Wyoming where she was used to chasing cows from sunrise to sunset, always on the go. Now she was on our little farm and wondering […]


I Love Moose Tracks – Preferably Ice Cream! By Susan Deborah Schiller, originally published 7/6/12 Paralyzed, our eyes locked and I wondered, "Who was more shocked – the moose or me?" The stand-off continued for what seemed an eternity! For those who have lived in the wilderness you are well aware that a moose is […]


The Horse Gourmet By Susan Schiller One of the joys of rural living is working from a home office where with a few clicks on your keyboard you can instantly be connected to nearly anyone on Planet Earth who has a decent internet connection. It does get a little lonely, at times though. It's not […]


By: Linda Honea In the "Write to Freedom" series, where readers become writers! Editor's Note: I love it when friends send me pieces of their life stories! We can see the "Divine Thread" as my friend, Linda, calls it, which weaves our lives together in ways that leave us in awe! Is it amazing or […]


I've Never Really Liked Hospitals Since By: Randy McKenzie Christmas 1961 in Montana was very white… so white my father could barely see to drive our old Ford down Highway 200. When my mother's labor pains increased to the point where she couldn't wait to the get the hospital, my dad pulled off the road […]


Blood Hound Bust Part 3: The Larry & Jeff Stories By: Randy McKenzie "Dad, can we sleep outside tonight?" pleaded my two eight and nine-year old sons, Larry and Jeff. "All right, but I want you in your sleeping bags once the sun goes down." It was a warm summer night and a very spur-of-the […]


"But Daddy, this Bear's My Friend!" Part 1 of "The Jeff Stories" By: Randy McKenzie It was summertime in the majestic mountains of Northwestern Montana and I was working on a John Deere tractor, getting ready for baling hay on our family farm. I heard my dad hollering, "Do you know where your kid is?" […]


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