Author Archives: joinerscorner

The Wonder Five

Pete and Beverly Dail are Florida transplants who moved to Vienna a few years ago.  They have painstakingly restored a home on Union Street that was in severe disrepair.  It’s now a charming bed and breakfast known as The Jewell … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 | 6 Comments

Triplets – Coming Home

On January 23, 1979, we brought Erin and Carrie home for the second time.  Jane had stayed in the hospital room with them around the clock for 13 days.  She was exhausted but never complained.  At home she kept a … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 | 6 Comments

Triplets – Names and Pneumonia

The young reporter asked if we had thought of any names. “Erin Margaret, Seth Neil, and Carrie Ellen,” I replied. Mama was shaking her head and talking to Daddy.  “I can’t believe he’s over there making up names to put … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 | 1 Comment

Triplets – Special Delivery

A nurse informed us that the triplets would soon be arriving.  As our family hastened down the hallway toward the double doors marked “DELIVERY” out came our firstborn. “Boy or girl?” I blurted out. “Boy, but not your boy,” said … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 | 4 Comments

Triplets – An Unspoken Question

As days passed, we grew more accustomed to our news.  I remained genuinely delighted that we were having triplets.  There was, however, something that concerned me, something that I did not feel I could or should discuss with Jane.  She … Continue reading

Posted in 2019 | 4 Comments

Triplets – The Beginning

I’m not very good at keeping up with birthdays, but it’s easy to remember when our children were born.  A struggling stork landed in Warner Robins with Erin, Seth, and Carrie on December 22, 1978.  That was forty years ago, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 5 Comments

My Christmas Story

Author:  John Bonner, 1915-2004 When I was a child I heard many Christmas stories and watched varied kinds of Christmas programs.  Every year our church presented a pageant and the offering taken at that service was used for local benevolences. … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 | 3 Comments