Heli was Mary the Mother of Jesus’ dad. That would make him Jesus’ maternal grandfather. The Bible is silent about Heli, who he was, what he did for a living and what kind of relationship he had with his grandson Jesus. We only know his name...

We start listening to Christmas music on November 1st on our daily walks. Me and Hatch really enjoy the Christmas season and try to stretch it out as long as possible. One song that we really love is Nat King Coles’ “The Christmas Song”.

I was singing the words to "Harper Valley PTA" this morning while I was walking Hatch. 
    He stopped and stared at me and said, "What are you singing?" 

That led us into a long conversation about all of the songs that I grew up listening to in the 1960s and 70s. Me and Hatch made a list of some of my favorites. 

Here they are:

When I was 12 years old, we had a neighbor down the road from us who was a widow woman with no children and she and my mom were good friends. Her name was Rosalie...