Last Reply by Janie L F | Started by Dan Wheeler in Mom to Mom Blogs
“Ladies and gentleman, I present to you, the Messiah College graduating class of 2015!” As I heard those words this past Saturday, my mind went back to the day you were born 23 years ago. Kelsey Brynn Wheeler weighed 6 lbs., 13 ounces and our family was complete.
You were always so cute but so incredibly shy. I remember picking you up from pre-school when you were just four years old and I found you playing all alone in the sandbox away from the other kids. I always hoped you would make good friends and you did but your shy nature made it difficul... Continue Reading
Last Reply by angelorum | Started by Dan Wheeler in Hosts & Personalities
For my 60th birthday I was asked to write a career milestone blog for QVC. As I wrote, I began looking back on my twenty-six years here and my previous jobs in the media. This process made me realize how fortunate I have been to have a job I love and to meet so many legends from the fields of sports, music, cinema, politics and more. So I decided to write a series of blogs to share my experiences and the lessons about life that I have learned from “The Legends I’ve Met.”
People often ask me who my favorite celebrity or major figure is that I have wor... Continue Reading
Last Reply by BinkyBinky | Started by Dan Wheeler in Beauty Banter, Mom to Mom Blogs
My parents were divorced when I was eleven years old. My dad was a dentist in town so I mainly saw him when I would ride my bike to his office and spend a few minutes trying to talk to him as he worked on patients. He was an outgoing, likeable guy and I know he wanted to be a good parent but he just wasn’t around very much. He passed away nineteen years ago this month and before he died he told me he how deeply he regretted leaving my mom and missing so much of my formative years. I always loved him and still do. But if it wasn’t for my mom I don... Continue Reading
Last Reply by wildcat fan | Started by Dan Wheeler in Pet Lovers, Health & Fitness, Hosts & Personalities
When I was a kid growing up in St. Joe, Michigan...
I LOVED playing sports. Since I was always small for my age, I had to use my quickness and speed to overcome my lack of size. Because of that speed, and my last name, my Little League baseball coach called me “Wheels.” The nickname has stuck with me ever since and, in fact, today many of my friends and co-workers at QVC still call me “Wheels.”
I have always liked my nickname. But for the last five years I have found a new nickname that I love even more. My grandsons, Cole and Gavin, ca... Continue Reading
Last Reply by FallowedGround | Started by Dan Wheeler in Pet Lovers, Health & Fitness, Hosts & Personalities
My youngest daughter, Kelsey, who is now a senior in college, has always been very determined and persistent. She also loves animals. When she turned eleven, she started asking me if we could get a puppy. We had two cats at the time and I thought that was enough. Kelsey didn’t give up. She proceeded to ask and then beg me every day. After a couple months, she started writing me letters outlining all the reasons why we needed a puppy and promising me that she would take great care of him or her. She did this almost every day for a year.
I finally... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Gypsy123 | Started by Dan Wheeler in Fashion Talk, Health & Fitness, Hosts & Personalities
As a young boy growing up in St. Joe, Michigan, I loved to go down to the lake and sit at the foot of the lighthouse on the north pier to watch the sunset. It was there that I would dream about what I wanted to be when I grew up. I dreamed that I would be many things; a baseball player, a musician, an actor or maybe a preacher. Whatever it was, I knew that God had a plan but as I turn 60 and take a look back, I have to admit that my life has been better than any of those childhood dreams. I am beyond thankful for it all.
Reflecting on the past 26 years that I have wo... Continue Reading
Last Reply by brancare | Started by Dan Wheeler in Electronics Talk, Health & Fitness, Hosts & Personalities
Family traditions are so important. They bring different generations together and form lifelong memories. Last weekend I was able to pass my love of Michigan football on to my grandson, Cole Daniel, as we set off for his Michigan football game in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was a weekend that neither of us will ever forget.
Our journey began early Friday, September 19th when I picked up my daughter, Kirstyn (Cole’s mom), and Cole on our way to the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania airport. We flew to Detroit, Michigan where my brother-in-law, George, picked us up. ... Continue Reading
Started by Dan Wheeler in Beauty Banter, For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities
Working with Willie Nelson on September 12, 2013 was one of the most memorable experiences of my forty year career working in radio and television. It seems like it was last week, but it has now been almost nine months since his last visit to QVC. As Willie wrote in one of his iconic songs, Ain’t It Funny How Time Slips Away?
It doesn’t get any better than working with a music legend/icon who also happens to be a really nice guy. I am blessed to have another opportunity to hang out with him and listen to him again on June 12th when we will launch his br... Continue Reading
Started by Dan Wheeler in Electronics Talk, Hosts & Personalities, TSV Talk
Every photograph we take tells a story. Most of us have shoeboxes full of faded and torn photos from different stages of our lives. How many times have you looked at one of those photos wishing it were sharper and more vivid? Maybe it’s time for you to step up to a DSLR camera so all of your digital photo stories will always be razor sharp and in bright, vivid color. Believe it or not, I have a lot of photos from the 70’s when I actually had shoulder length hair. Unfortunately, they were not taken with good cameras and most of them are out ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by shopchickie | Started by Dan Wheeler in For the Home Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
Forty-eight years ago, I played my first paying gig as a rock n’ roll musician. I was the rhythm guitarist and vocalist for the group, The Falcons. We performed two songs at the Civitan’s Annual Christmas party in 1964 in my hometown of St. Joseph, Michigan. Our drummer’s dad was the president and my dad was the vice president of this community organization (so we did have connections!) My fourth-grade buddies and I were each paid a dollar for our performance. And, so my life as a Rock n’ Roll musician began. I’ll never fo... Continue Reading