Monday, May 25, 2009

memorial day

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Memorial Day


All three of my brothers were in the Army during or just after World War II. Although Howard was the oldest, Ralph was the first to go in. I believe he was drafted when he was nineteen. About all I know is that he was in the "Battle of the Bulge" and claims he was behind the front lines because by some stroke of good fortune he was a "radio man". Howard, the oldest, was not drafted because he was working on one of my Dad's farms - at some point, though, he did end up in the Army. He was stationed at Beale Airforce Base and was enjoying a night on the town in Grass Valley when he and others discovered there was no way back to Beale - so they "stole" a bus and Howard got them all back on time. He also spent time in the Pacific war zone but I believe the war was over by then. Don dropped out of HS and enlisted in the Army - both of my parents were quite distraught. I really know nothing about his time in the Army - the war was over so there was no battle duty. Shamefully, that just about covers my knowledge of my brothers service days. One more memory, my shock at the picture that Ralph sent home in which he is smoking a - CIGAR!! Ever so shocking!!!
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

bird spiders

Terry and I were learning all about "bird spiders" when Tommy came crawling up and tried to climb up my legs to join us - so I managed to find space for him and we all were enjoying "bird spiders" when Jen decided that a picture was in order - hopefully, it will be included in this blog.
And, by the way, you might enjoy reading all about "bird spiders". My neighbor, Richard, told Terry about them yesterday morning - yow! They are huge! We found a short film in which one of those creatures caught and was merrily eating a mouse.
Yep, more than you ever wanted to know. Terry, of course, thinks it all quite wonderful.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Patter of Liitle Hands and Knees

What fun it is to have a very active nine month old boy around the house. Tommy is absolutely the cutest explorer ever - and his enthusiasm knows no bounds or boundaries. Anyhow, yours truly does spend alot of time filled with lots of laughs these days - it is fascinating watching him!
Terry is also great fun - totally into bugs and apparently, so totally into them that a rather large group of ants adopted him yesterday when at the park with his Dad. Needless to say, he did not enjoy that experience - I look forward to hearing him talk about it later today.
Jen and above mentioned boys are gone for most of the day so I can watch Tiger play golf and suffer or not suffer alone - hopefully it will be a stellar day for Tiger and me!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A report on Tiger!

This is written at Rich's request - enjoy!
Par, birdie, boggie, par, birdie, boggie - and so it went - but! - he did get two more birdies than boggies and he is four out of the lead. The leader, however, has several holes yet to play and he could go higher - or lower - as could other players inbetween Tiger and the top of the heap.

P.S. Wonder of wonders - Tiger will be in the final group tomorrow - a mere five lower than the leader and on of six tied at six under. Anyhow, it will make for an exciting day as the throngs truly follow Tiger - and the noise is amazing - and the anticipation of the miracle shot is always following him also. Channel 3 (NBC) at 11:00 A. M. - his tee off time will be fifteen or so minutes later - I think!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Insufficient words!

There are no such words as the words I need to truly express my gratitude to Rich who has "saved" me from horrid computer difficulties many times. He is amazingly patience with my frustration that my computer just does not always understand my instructions. Anyhow, let's hear it for Rich!