Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Waterboard Sean Hannity for Charity

I"m willing to pledge a dollar per second. Not much, but if others join in some charity might reap a benefit from Hannity's bravado.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

(The photo here was taken when I was probably six or seven years old. That's me without a shirt for some reason on the left. The kids with me are my paternal cousins (starting on my immediate right) George, Ernie(kneeling), Frances, David (warning you off with his rifle), Donna and David (more interested in something he's holding than the camera). The photo was taken at Bolduc Lane, where I spent the first 18 yrs. of my life in the house partly built by my father's father, Isreal.

Earlier this week I was contacted by my cousin George. He wrote to tell me that his father, my paternal uncle George, had passed away earlier in the day. Sadly, I don't have a lot of contact, except for occasional e-mails and holiday cards with my father's side of the family. Growing up I spent a good part of my time with those relatives on my mother's side of the family, although I always had a good time when visiting with my paternal cousins, aunts & uncles.

After my father passed away, it always sent a bit of a chill down my spine when I saw Uncle George, since he looked so much like his younger brother. I remember the first time I ran into him unexpectedly at a local mall a year or two after my Dad died. I literally stopped in my tracks and I think my mouth fell open. For a brief moment I actually thought it was my father approaching me.

I can't begin to express my sympathy for the loss to his wife, children and grandchildren. My Uncle George was one of the nicest guys I ever met, and I'm not just saying that because he was my uncle. Although I rarely saw him in the past decade, he has a place in my heart and memories that will never fade.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Something to think about if you use or view YouTube.

Friday, April 10, 2009

NOM: Gathering Storm Chasers

There are some scary people out there and one of the best weapons is humor.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Have We Reached the Tipping Point on Gun Violence?

I used to own a rifle, and carried a weapon very often while in the service. I don't have a problem with folks who own a few rifles or handguns, for hunting or target practice. Some folks might have a legitimate reason to have a weapon, store owners in some cases. Still something has to be done about how easy it is to get weapons.

Of course, we could simply ship them all down to Mexico!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Damn, this sucks not being able to post more than once a week or so. Still, I like to let folks know that I'm still around and that things are going pretty smoothly.

Donna may be starting her own business out of the house soon, but more on that as time gets closer.

Donna's BFF, Fran will be coming out in a few weeks to spend some time with us. Probably hit at least one casino and maybe a horserace track while she's out here. I know that Donna is really excited about this and I'll have to get used to waiting on two ladies to get ready again. It was SOOOOO much fun during the Alaska cruise. :-)

Guide & Scout continue to make their presence known, as they never stop chirping and singing. We actually have to cover them during supper or even when watching TV, to get them to settle down. They may be spending some time on the balcony when the weather gets warmer. Ahem...

Sums it up for me. Take care, drop me a line and let me know you are still out there...if you are!