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  • Howdy! =) Oh…wait…first!! LOL

  • Desiree says:

    Hi Jeff
    Looking forward to your blog!
    Dez

  • Cindy says:

    lol….love it..thanks for the laugh

  • Desiree says:

    Groovy!

  • Desiree says:

    I always thought the elliptical was easier than the treadmill. Maybe it’s just kinder in my knees. Keep it up…. Cross training is good for you!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    The elliptical, the first time I got on it, killed my left knee and I got off after a minute and went back to the treadmill. Today it wasn’t a problem for the knee, which was the only reason I was able to stay on as long as I did. I’m taking it as a challenge now to increase my time on it, lol.

  • Desiree says:

    I’m glad to see you used the correct word horde in this…. πŸ™‚

  • Cindy Wetherington says:

    I want the galaxy one

  • Hugs to you. I think it’s cool when people find the one person they’re supposed to be with. Not everyone does.

  • Cindy Wetherington says:

    What a wonderful story. Glad you shared it with us. Happy Anniversary to them both.

  • Jim Parker says:

    It is wonderful when a couple can come together and marry for life. My parents were married 62 years when my dad passed away 2001 and my mom died in 2005. That’s the kind of love that last over a long, long period of time!

  • Cindy Wetherington says:

    That was very thoughtful of your co-workers.

  • Glad you’re going to have some home time for a bit. =)

  • Cindy Wetherington says:

    It was great fun to see them.

  • It’s snuggle time! LOL But I agree – couldn’t do that to my dog. I’d eat leaves and bark before I’d do that.

  • James W Parker says:

    If you did take the rocking chair with you, I’d be worried about grandma!

  • Royda Barber says:

    Awwww. I thought that was where you rode!

  • Jim Parker says:

    Children are the way that we are reminded of our immortality. Our parents exist within us and that’s a very good thing!

  • Art Littlefield says:

    Great pictures of Abby Jeff!

  • […] We took our 4 year old granddaughter Abby to see Santa Claus today at the mall. There’s a nice gallery of photos here. […]

  • […] put up their lighted Christmas tree, but we did not do any decorating. After we returned from our Neighborhood Santa Event on Sunday evening, we thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and have Abby put the angel on […]

  • […] Morrison of Social Times agrees with me that the new intrusion of Facebook Autoplay Ad Videos is a bad idea, but adds a helpful suggestion for Facebook to lessen the alienation that many users are feeling; […]

  • Having worked in both a corporate bookstore and an indie bookstore, I would never work in a corporate one again. It does suck all the fun out of what could be a great job.

  • kimsota says:

    Hope you don’t share that with Abby

  • Batman is a party pooper.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Isn’t he always?

  • […] what arrived in the mail today! You may recall my post about winning this Advance Reader (or Review) Copy of The Time Traveler’s Almanac a few da…. Now it is here and I’m looking forward to diving into it as soon as I finish my current […]

  • Denise says:

    Thank You Jeff! I always enjoy myself when we get the opportunity to meet up and catch up. Thank you for a fun lunch. πŸ™‚

  • One of the finer points of the internet. I love taking these classes for free.

  • Saw the article whe it came out. Awesome photo shoot. Thanks for sharing it, again, Jeff!

  • Kimsota says:

    What am I missing here?

  • Glendon says:

    It sounds like a fish story to me, BUT, I know they are mam

  • kimsota says:

    Next year maybe Maxwell and Mamma will run
    Granny

  • kimsota says:

    Yeah for the Breidings

  • Jean says:

    Thoughts and prayers going out to you and yours hugs

  • Ugh! Malware scripts are the worst! I feel your pain friend. At least you have puppy love. =)

  • […] town of Princeton hosts numerous events in a combined celebration of Pi Day (which is also observed on March 14th) and Albert Einstein’s birthday. In addition to pie […]

  • Jean says:

    I would be feel pretty intimidated, yet from what I read recently if it was in his later years we may have had something to talk about and it would be metaphysical πŸ™‚

  • NeedHelp says:

    Hi,

    I’m following this course, but coudn’t watch the videos from weeks 7 and 8. If you saved then, please contact me by email.

    Thank you in advance and thanks for the tip.

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      I’m sorry, I did not save them. But they do provide the transcript of the instructor’s dialogue, just no music to accompany it (or they did, I was unable to follow the course beyond week 5 in real time, but plan to return and complete as much as I can using the transcripts). Good luck!

  • Kimsota says:

    I take 5 seconds

  • […] We spent today at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (photos coming later), and I always love going over to DinoLand and hearing them play songs like R.E.M.’s β€œIt’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” and this one that I posted the video of back in November of last year. […]

  • Tina Snow says:

    what a wonderfully thoughtful page! Happy Anniversary to you both!

  • Nancy Stepp says:

    How beautiful—and so fitting to a beautiful couple. Congratulations!!!! Happy Anniversary!

  • montemartin says:

    I remember you telling me that you got a dog…I think we were in Alabama? There’s nothing like the love of a dog…man and woman’s best friend is so true.

  • montemartin says:

    I was with the lucky few who were sent to West Palm Beach…The “Trailer Donation Team.”

  • Desiree says:

    Hi Jeff. Glad to see you made it home ok even though you had a very close call. Since you’re breaking up with Facebook, you’re going to have to give me a tutorial on this Google Plus thing. I signed up under the name PunkiePicasso. Enjoy your home time!!!!!
    Desiree

  • nicole dyson says:

    Lol

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Hi Desiree! I had a request to add you into my circles today under your name Desiree Franklin and did so before seeing this comment. I just tried to find PunkiePicasso and Google+ said it had no such user πŸ™ So, at the moment, I have you in my friends circle as Desiree Franklin. Let me know if that should change.

    I always recommend Google+ newbies add +MartinShervington to their circles. he has great information for people just starting out in Google+ and has these special sections on his Google+ page:

    What I get up to on Google+
    My focus is supporting people in these two areas…

    1. ‘Plus Your Life!’: free courses, daily videos, content to engage your mind
    The Page: http://www.google.com/+PlusYourLife
    The Personal Development community: Plus Your Life!
    http://www.plusyourlife.com

    Also, if you decide you don’t want to get into Google+ you can always just subscribe to my posts on here by signing up your email address on the main page, 3 sections below my photo in the right hand column.

    And thanks for staying with me πŸ™‚

  • Desiree says:

    The creek must sound nice and make for a relaxing backdrop. What a good puppy Bella is. Offer still stands Jeff, my 2 dogs for Bella! I’ll even deliver!

  • Jim Parker says:

    Jeff, family is everything and as you already know you have a great one!

  • Desiree says:

    Very cute!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks, but what about the kids????

  • Cindy says:

    Nice pictures

  • Glendon perkins says:

    I laughed the whole way through

  • Desiree says:

    Off again? No rest for the weary! How long to you think this deployment will last? Beautiful cloud pics!!!!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Not sure yet how long this one may be, it’s usually hard to tell early on how much time will be needed. Plus, they’re looking at possibly adding some counties. Thanks for the kind words about the clouds πŸ™‚

  • Desiree says:

    Holy Crap Jeff! I’m so glad you’re ok. I’m sure your family is freaking out! You may want to visit a dr just in case. Sometimes you’ll notice some other hurts in a fee days. Take care and feel better soon.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks Dez πŸ™‚

  • Cindy says:

    I am so glad that you walked away from this. I wish I was there to take care of you. Be safe my love.

  • I agree, if you feel anything requires a longer look, don’t hesitate to get with a Dr. I have a feeling tomorrow will be a very painful day for you. So glad it wasn’t worse!!

  • Jean Riendeau says:

    Am sooooo thankful you are OK!!!! Have had some experience with airbags and ‘feel’ for ya regarding chest impact! Car looks scarry!!!

  • Alan Cross says:

    Glad you are okay, Big Guy (bonus points if you can name the sitcom where one of the employees kept calling his boss “Big Guy”). Probably the most painful thing you will have to go through is all the FEMA paperwork. (;0)

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      “WKRP in Cincinnati” The BEST sitcom ever!

      Yeah, I’m feeling less sore today, but still have 3 days of paperwork to finish. πŸ™‚

  • Alan Cross says:

    “As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!” HAHAHA! You are right, Jeff about the answer and WKRP in Cincinnati being one of the best sitcoms ever.

    I was always told that the reason a person feels so stiff after an accident isn’t because of the impact. It’s because for a split second on impact, all of your muscles tighten and stiffen — a protective measure, if you will. I don’t know if that is true, but it sounds plausible.

    Anyway, stay safe. I don’t want to hear about you getting into another car wreck. (;0) Who is the EA lead there?

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    That is the absolute best scene/line I have ever seen on WKRP.

    My second favorite scene/line is when Carlson’s son comes home from military academy and says to Venus, “You’re black.” and Venus starts freaking out like he never realized he was black until the kid told him. πŸ™‚

    EAO right now is Julie Bradford, but she will probably be heading back to her CORE job in LA at the end of next week and then her deputy Ross Fredenburg will assume the EAO duties.

  • Jim Parker says:

    Jeff, whether you feel it is necessary or not it is very important that you get everything checked out. You never know in a week or two or even a month you will have something come up that needs to be documented and needs to have attention .

  • Jim Parker says:

    Great pics Jeff!

  • Jim Parker says:

    Is working Jeff

  • […] the car crash last Sunday, I was doing what I do in Vilonia, AR where an EF4 tornado the previous Sunday had destroyed much […]

  • Yikes! Yeah the airbag soreness is much preferable to the alternatives. Glad you’re ok!

  • Desiree says:

    And what hotel are you promoting???

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol, I don’t promote any, but I do have a preference for Marriott and Hilton brands.

  • He would have been almost 5 months old there, very close! And I love that picture πŸ™‚

  • Desiree says:

    Super cute!!! The baby I mean… LOL! You’re ok too Jeff…

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks Ann! And gee, THANKS Dez for labeling me at least “OK” LOL!!

  • Alan Cross says:

    It is always a pleasure — and makes your life easier — when working with pleasant, competent people, right Jeff?

    Hey, could you email me at bigal50028@yahoo.com?

  • Desiree says:

    Sounds like they need to hire a new marketing firm…. Very lame!

  • Cindy says:

    looks yummy

  • Cindy says:

    oh no…

  • […] a great collaboration between writer/artist Chris Claremont and John Byrne with inker Terry Austin. As I’ve said before, I’m a huge sucker for time travel stories and this one was worth every word and panel of […]

  • Desiree says:

    My husband and I were discussing this this morning. Many people mistakenly thank a current military member for their service but isn’t this day meant to remember the fallen? Veterans’ Day is meant to honor current people serving. Not that I don’t think a thanks everyday to our service people is in order but today is for those that have made one of the ultimate sacrifices.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    You and your husband are absolutely correct. Today is a day of remembrance and honor, Veterans Day is a day to thank current and former members of the armed services. As you pointed out, a lot of folks get them confused.

    Thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚

  • yoly says:

    Glad to know Jeff. Thanks for sharing.

  • Desiree says:

    Now you’ve made me curious on why this mission has brought your spirits down….

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    I know, I realized that after posting and I apologize because the reasons aren’t really for open discussion. I messed up trying to make the point that I felt so much better after soaking up some positive vibes and atmosphere. Thanks for reading πŸ™‚

  • Desiree says:

    Tease

  • That’s such a great picture, I don’t think I have seen that one!! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Cindy says:

    Great story. You have certainly aged very well. Btw. Happy Birthday Ann

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol, what is that Cindy, a “nice” way of saying I look better now than I did then? Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

  • Cindy says:

    Sounds very interesting. Glad you had a chance to do it

  • Desiree says:

    That is one sharp suit! LOL!

  • How cool, thanks for sharing!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Yeah, yeah, laugh it up Dez πŸ™‚

  • Desiree says:

    Glad to see you are getting some more home time. Will you be going out again soon or be able to get back up to your cabin and enjoy the NC weather for a while?

  • Cindy says:

    He does look a bit cranky

  • lavendrite says:

    WOW that looks amazing!! You are such a great photographer!!

  • Desiree says:

    Happy Father’s Day to you. Love that Yoda card!

  • I hope you had a happy father’s day! I’m glad you liked the card πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    Lol, seriously?

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Absolutely! Lol πŸ™‚

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Actually, mine is more like a Fortress of Solitude πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    Yikes, sounds scary! Glad nothing worse happened.

  • lavendrite says:

    You guys just wear yourselves out every day! Glad you were able to make it up there!!

  • […] mentioned previously, Friday we drove over to Cherokee, NC so Amber could shop, a picnic lunch and to let Abby swim in […]

  • lavendrite says:

    Great pics!!!!

  • Jim Parker says:

    Jeff I am sure as you know you are making memories with your granddaughter that will last a lifetime!

  • […] the way back from swimming in the Oconaluftee River, we stopped to enjoy the short hike to Soco Falls at the Eastern edge of the Cherokee […]

  • lavendrite says:

    That is an excellent bee picture!! Of course the pics of Abby are adorable as always. Glad you all had a good time!

  • Desiree says:

    Thanks for the tip. We’ll have to take Evie there when she goes and visits grandma next time. You guys have been going full steam since the girls got there. You’re going to be worn out! LOL!!!

  • Desiree says:

    Love that last shot! You’ll have to give me directions to that waterfall!

  • […] going to Bridal Veil Falls – The Drive-Thru Waterfall, we drove to Dry Falls and enjoyed a picnic lunch before walking down the steps to view the […]

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Happy to! Just beware, it’s a windy, curvy road to get to it, lol.

  • […] we left Dry Falls on Tuesday, we took Amber and Abby swimming at the Cliffside Recreational Park which was just down the […]

  • Desiree says:

    Hey, at least you can catch up on your sleep… I’ll be sleep deprived for another few years!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol, true, but you’re younger and can handle it better than this old man.

  • Glendon perkins says:

    Wow

  • lavendrite says:

    So cute!!!

  • lavendrite says:

    Wow, that’s really good writing!

  • Cindy says:

    I miss Paris

  • lavendrite says:

    Most of those I really couldn’t tell you but yes on the last one, I’ve definitely had reality sounds in my dreams and it’s always weird to wake up and realize at least some part of my dream was actually happening! That one where I dreamt my cat was puking while I was riding a unicorn… sadly only the cat puke part was real.

  • lavendrite says:

    Gosh, I can’t count how many times one of the kids has dropped an ice cream cone or something I just bought and yep.. went back and bought another. Certainly didn’t ask for another one for free. It would have been NICE but wasn’t at all expected.

  • lavendrite says:

    It was fun πŸ˜€

  • Jim Parker says:

    Gee Jeff-this has answered one of the great mysteries of my life! I’m going to share this with my relatives!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Glad it was helpful Jim πŸ™‚

  • […] I posted the photos of my son J’s Tick painting yesterday, I thought it appropriate that for Throwback Thursday today we look back at an old photo of one of […]

  • lavendrite says:

    Those animated gifs are too cute! Heather and I may give that a try on our next TJ trip πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    I don’t believe that was of me, I think it may be of a classmate of his. Not 100% sure though.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks for weighing in on it πŸ™‚

  • Glad you enjoyed it. =) Great photos, too.

  • lavendrite says:

    Mikey, who loves him some puns, thought that was great!!!

  • lavendrite says:

    Sometimes I forget how crazy it was cause it’s been so long but yeah, we really got hit hard. Also… those gas prices…!!!

  • lavendrite says:

    That should be every parent’s motto if you ask me!

  • Denise says:

    Never will. When I think of what all of those people went through that day my heart breaks.

  • lavendrite says:

    That definitely sounds like something fishy is going on and it doesn’t really surprise me. I don’t trust any of those companies. Good thing you will be back here soon!

  • Desiree says:

    Yes… You have been missed! I thought it was weird that insane no blogs from you. Hopefully, you’ll get the Verision “situation” resolved. When will you be back in O-town?

  • kimsota says:

    Hey, I only used .8 GB on my wifi this month, maybe you would like to try mine.

  • lavendrite says:

    Wow, that’s fantastic. I should do that as well. I sure am walking a lot right now! πŸ™‚

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Yes! Look up my account when you get the app. πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    I was indeed disappointed! πŸ˜›

  • Jim Parker says:

    assassination of President Kennedy 51 years ago today signal the end of America as we knew it. Some say its when we lost our innocence but I say it’s when we lost the true spirit and freedom this country was founded on. We have been trying to get it back ever since!

  • jim parker says:

    Freedom from want is one of the most iconic paintings the Norman Rockwell levered it. I have always looked his artwork and I also love the painting he did there was a triple image of himself. He had a real mind for the life of Americana and how we were. I hope that is art lives on forever!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Jim! Rockwell DID capture the sense of Americans and their lives in a way that few others did for his time. Thanks for commenting.

  • Jim Parker says:

    In 1973 my brother was a stockbroker for the company that was one of the main patticipants for the original OI on Wendy’s. A very limited number of ppl made very much money on that deal, and thus-Wendy’s was born…

  • jim parker says:

    That’s funny!

  • lavendrite says:

    Awesome! I am pretty sure the TV here doesn’t have a USB port so I won’t be getting one for quite a while!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol, yeah I’m SURE that TV doesn’t have a USB port.

  • lavendrite says:

    Well, you know I love your favorite #1 traditional!!

  • lavendrite says:

    I like these πŸ˜€

  • lavendrite says:

    Great pics and what a lovely event!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    I’m glad πŸ™‚

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks, and yes it was πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    All that mayhem around him and Superman still has a smile on his face!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    Good one πŸ˜€

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Spoon!! πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    My favorite Christmas movie has always been Miracle on 34th Street. I don’t really have a favorite cartoon though, I like them all πŸ™‚

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Yeah, it’s funny because “It’s A Wonderful Life” was never meant to be a holiday or xmas movie; it just kind of become a holiday favorite by the will of the viewers.

    Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    You know, I honestly wondered if it might be something like that. I knew Granddad passed when there would have been holiday music playing. I’ve got songs like that too. *big hugs*

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Hugs back πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    I hope no kids saw that one! πŸ˜€

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol! Yeah well, not even many adults see these posts so I’m probably safe πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    I like this one πŸ˜€ Very Christmasy!

  • lavendrite says:

    Love you!!!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Yeah, thought my last two should be more Christmas-centric. πŸ™‚

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Love you too Princess!

  • lavendrite says:

    I feel like I ought to know who he is, but just not sure.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Yes, you ought to. Email me with who you think it is.

  • Glad you both had a wonderful Christmas with the family! And I agree with you about the theater. It’s why I usually wait until the end of a movie’s run when the theater is half empty.LOL

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Yeah, there’s very few movies I’d want to see when they open (mostly superhero or sci-fi and fantasy movies) but we have a tradition of seeing a movie on Xmas day and that’s the one Cindy wanted to see so we did. Me, I’d rather wait to see it on HBO or Netflix or PPV where I can enjoy it in the comfort of my home.

  • Tina Snow says:

    And a very nice day was had by all! We used to go to the theater on Christmas, but the one here in town closed down and I loathe going to the ones in Asheville for many of the same reasons stated in your blog. You’ve had a Merry Christmas so let me wish you all a happy New Year!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks Tina. I heard you OD’d on cookies, lol. Glad you and yours had a Merry Christmas and I wish you a Happy New Year as well. Jeff

  • lavendrite says:

    That is pretty cool!

  • lavendrite says:

    I honestly can’t pick a name. It’s driving me nuts. Email me with who it is!!

  • I remember my mom having this one and I read it when I was a kid. She said it was one of the first ones she ever bought.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Now that’s pretty cool!

  • Holiday traditions are wonderful, from the holiday feast to catching a movie on Christmas Day, those memories with your loved ones are priceless. Thanks for sharing your family photos. Wishing you a happy holidays!

  • That si very cool congrats! My husband loves to do reviews on TripAdvisor =)

  • Kelly says:

    That’s pretty cool that they do that! You should try to double your 2015 reviews and see how many people you could help πŸ™‚

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      Thanks Kelly! I probably will since I have several places that I am overdue on reviewing. Thanks for commenting. πŸ™‚

  • Cool..now I know where to stalk you. πŸ˜‰

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol!

  • lavendrite says:

    Happy New Year Daddy, love you!!!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Love you too Princess!!

  • lavendrite says:

    Well, it’s not a resolution per se, but I am back to dieting after the Christmas holiday. Thankfully I already quit smoking, so no need to worry about that! I would also like to get more rest but…let’s be realistic here.

  • You’re already ahead of the curve, lol. I know you’ll achieve whatever you set out as a goal. πŸ™‚

  • […] the past few weeks, as I’ve noted here and here, Β I’ve been reading old copies of comic books from my youth. But in addition to that […]

  • […] the past few weeks, as I’ve noted here and here, Β I’ve been reading old copies of comic books from my youth. But in addition to that I’ve been […]

  • jim parker says:

    Amazing! My parents had the same record player in the living room. Yes,it did take up most of the wall. The other player they had was a stand alone and was Webcore. I think we are dating ourselves! LOL

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    We most assuredly are! πŸ™‚

  • glendon perkins says:

    I tried to grow a beard three times, each time I was traveling to Europe. I asked myself why and realized I was trying to hide who I was. It is like the terriorists we see on TV. My friend a Professor always wore a beard and wanted me to. But again I told him he was hiding behind it.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    ROFL!!!

  • Susan Young says:

    Thanks for the memories. We had the exact same equipment in our house. When my parents graduated from HiFi to Stereo, I inherited the hifi turntable and speakers…loved listening to the Beatles, Beachboys, Johnnie Mathis, etc., etc. Haven’t thought about these methods of listening to music in years!

  • lavendrite says:

    Oh, so little and cute!!

  • lavendrite says:

    Looks like fun!

  • I remember those ads. My mom never let me send it in but I always tried to draw the sample.

  • lavendrite says:

    Yikes, glad you are feeling better. And yes, glad you aren’t going to die. πŸ™‚

  • I love these comics I remember my young years thanks for sharing!

  • I can’t tell you how many times I practiced drawing the dog in a similar ad for up-and-coming artists. Thank you for the trip down memory lane!

  • I say #MakeSomedayHappen even if its just for fun, do it! I remember those old ads selling one thing or another that as kids you always wanted. Beautiful memories indeed!

  • lavendrite says:

    Damn skippy!!!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol!!

  • […] much more to say than I what I wrote last year on this date. I just wanted to be sure and mark her passing as a remembrance of how much we loved her and miss […]

  • Jim Parker says:

    just read this right now. I know how you feel as I remember the dates of the pest that I have lost. They are truly members of the family and even though time passes is silver sad remembrance. The good news is I also like to remember all the good times we had.

  • lavendrite says:

    I am still SMH over that Randy Quaid clip.. But welcome back!!!

  • I had this happen two years ago telling me my mother was in an accident. I said that was amazing since I buried her eight years ago. They immediately hung up.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    These kind of people are scum and I can’t even write here what I would like to do to them.

  • lavendrite says:

    Ahhh ok… I was wondering about that since you never followed up to tell me why! How horrible some people are πŸ™

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Yeah, sorry I forgot to tell you about it on Tuesday. But you probably forgot to ask too, lol.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks Michelle. I know that, sadly, you’re familiar with this kind of sorrow as well.

  • lavendrite says:

    Great pics and video!!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks Princess! I have some others I’m going to post in the next day or so, but wanted to get these that dealt specifically with the walk up as quickly as possible.

  • Chris says:

    Thanks for linking to Modern Beard πŸ™‚

  • […] addition to the photos highlighting my mother-in-law in the Moving Day Parkinson’s Walk post last week, I had also taken many other photos of family members and the surroundings at Crane’s Roost Park. […]

  • Thanks so much for your kind comment on my recent post. πŸ™‚

    You were able to capture such vivid colors in this photo series — very nice!

  • goepicurista says:

    It looks like a gorgeous day at Cranes Roost park and you got awesome pictures of the family! Great memories!

  • citysurfingorlando says:

    That’s quite a clan you and Cindy have there. =)

  • jim parker says:

    Hey very well remember that song in fact probably dance to the couple of times. I also remember Earth, Wind and Fire it when I was going to school and law school in Atlanta saw them on several occasions at the Omni. I always liked Phil Collins and I feel that this song was one of the best he ever put out!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Jim, I salute you! If I had tried dancing to it, folks would have thought I was having some kind of seizure.

  • leah679 says:

    Wow! It looks like it was a perfect day with your big family! Wonderful, vibrant photos, too! Kudos!

  • lavendrite says:

    Lmao at J’s hairstyle.. I bet you are glad to have those pics of Grandma, Granddad and Nana there though πŸ™‚

  • Very much so πŸ™‚

  • jim parker says:

    Happy Anniversary on the 30th to both of you!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks Jim!

  • […] I mentioned a few days ago on Throwback Thursday, it was 18 years ago today that Cindy and I were married in the presence of a few friends and […]

  • jim parker says:

    Happy Anniversary you two!

  • lavendrite says:

    I do as well! I’ve got no interest in being buried, never really have.

  • jim parker says:

    I feel the same way. Donate organs first, and if disease, then to med schools.

  • citysurfingorlando says:

    I didn’t know that about you. I’m the opposite – I can see variant shades of colors…and thanks to my artist mom, know the color names, too. LOL

  • citysurfingorlando says:

    I tend to pick up things here and there, too. Even if you don’t use it, it’s interesting to see how others flow through their workday.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Yes, it is. πŸ™‚

  • Jim Parker says:

    OMG-there are three of us!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol, Jim!

  • lavendrite says:

    Wait wait wait… you had one question and you didn’t ask him “Why didn’t you marry my daughter???” Haha.. yeah, maybe still a little crush πŸ™‚

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol! I wanted to make it count, ya know?

  • It looks like my desk and Abby complains it is messy

  • lavendrite says:

    Cute pics!!

  • lavendrite says:

    He did love that show!!

  • […] ended March and began April with a trip to Daytona Beach for our 18th wedding anniversary. But we got a hint of what April might bring when we had to rush back a few hours early (no big […]

  • lavendrite says:

    Oh I am so sorry to hear about both Cindy’s friend’s partner and the 1 yr old πŸ™ But wow, you certainly were busy when you write it all out like that!

  • lavendrite says:

    Great post πŸ™‚ Yesterday was my “Holy crap, in a month I’ll be 40” moment lol.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol, you know my 40th never really bothered me. What really made me aware of my mortality, if you will, was when your granddad passed away a few years later. I’ve since read that the feeling is pretty typical with the first loss of a parent. Wish I had known beforehand so I could have been better prepared for the feeling.

    But I’ll totally post a “Lordy, lordy, AnnMarie is Forty” note on your wall next month, rofl!

  • citysurfingorlando says:

    I think age is more attitude than looks anyways. LOL As long as you’re happy, that’s what counts.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    As I used to read in your bio, Michele, “Age ain’t nothin’ but a number!” πŸ™‚

  • Don’t worry, you’ll get through. Just as I get comfortable in one decade, another one looms…4 years down the road I’ll be reaching the age of 70. Can’t even comprehend those numbers!

  • lavendrite says:

    I definitely understand that and can be that way myself as well. I did go out on a limb with Empire and I am not sorry yet, but I’ve still got that ‘successful conclusion’ thing to worry about at some point!

  • citysurfingorlando says:

    I hate when series I try get cancelled, but I figure if I don’t watch them, I might miss out on a good show that ends up staying.

  • AnnMarie says:

    Wow! That was pretty awesome πŸ™‚ I hadn’t even known about one of those pictures. Thank you, Dad, you’re the best!!

  • Elsa says:

    That was beautiful! Happy Birthday Anne Marie

  • citysurfingorlando says:

    This is a beautiful tribute to your daughter Jeff! Happy birthday Anne Marie!

  • lavendrite says:

    Haha, he sure is. Love this picture πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    Too funny!!!

  • lavendrite says:

    Yikes, be careful!!

  • citysurfingorlando says:

    Yeah, some areas of a city don’t age well, do they. At least you’ve moved on.

  • lavendrite says:

    That must have been really difficult. it seems like they have worked very hard to be thoughtful and keep the victim’s memories alive.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    It was very difficult; the horror those people felt just seemed to seep right into my being, and the awful sadness was almost palpable. I know we need things like these memorials as a people, and some people need them in order to heal, but I just don’t think I can personally attend one again. And you are right, the museum and the memorial are very respectful, it seemed to me, of the victims and the survivors and the loved ones who either lost one of their own or have lived with the injuries their own suffered that day and in the days since.

  • lavendrite says:

    I see cotton candy!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Lol, I post a photo of baseball players, a beautiful sky, happy people in the stands…and you see cotton candy!

  • lavendrite says:

    I don’t know if Heather has a fear of clowns or just people in costume period. She’s refused to go near Santa or the Easter Bunny as well.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    That’s interesting, because she likes creating and applying costumes to her characters in her online games.

    • lavendrite says:

      Yep, she’s a strange one πŸ™‚ She loves wearing costumes too.

      • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

        I prefer to think of her as “multi-faceted” rather than “strange.” πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    Wow, I’m surprised Mikey smiled for so many pictures! He’s usually done after 2 or 3. Great pics πŸ™‚

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    He was great! He even reached over and put his arm around Heather’s shoulder in that Shrek photo without any prompting.

  • lavendrite says:

    Omg, too many good ones to pick a favorite!!

  • citysurfingorlando says:

    I always get butterflies when talking to strangers no matter if it’s one or a group of them. But the more I do it the less nervous I get. I suppose it’s easier to treat it as an interview than dining with a stranger.

  • […] Next month will mark 5 years since Wolf passed away at our cabin in 2010. It sounds strange to say it, but losing him was like losing a member of our family, but then maybe not so strange because he was in every way. I wrote about that horrible day a couple of years ago. […]

  • lavendrite says:

    Wow, way to go!!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks!

  • […] Note: I originally wrote this as a single post, but it turned out to be much too long for a single reading, so I divided it up into 4 parts; 1 for each artist. Part 1 contains my intro to the article (which you may find helpful if you have not read it yet) and…. […]

  • lavendrite says:

    This was all very interesting to read from someone who doesn’t know a whole lot about comic books πŸ™‚

  • Heather says:

    I remember my grandmother soaking her cherries in brandy before adding them to the fruitcake. They were in a giant enameled dutch oven for weeks. She can’t make them anymore, and I miss them. I am so glad you shared this with us, thank you! It brought back memories for me, too.

  • James Parker says:

    So sorry for your loss Sherf and Cindy! It seems that some of the dearest people to us leave us way too soon. Always remember the good times and always remember the love! Jim

  • Karen Sather Hoskins says:

    What a beautiful tribute! I feel the same way about Art. He was, without a doubt, the kindest, sweetest soul I have EVER had the privilege to know. I am still trying to put together some words to share. My heart is so very heavy. Thank you for sharing this…Karen Sather Hoskins

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      Karen, thank you for your comment. It is definitely difficult to put the words together. I hope you’ll share yours when you do.

  • Hal Losson says:

    I worked with Art for roughly 17 years. I can honestly say, he is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was the eternal boy scout. He always wanted to do his best and help others. He was so nice, I often teased him about it, but it was impossible to know him and not to love him. I will remember the his boyish smile and the humorous light in his eyes forever. Death is just a door and I have great hope we will all have the pleasure of his company again.

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      Hal, thank you for your comment and your recollections of Art. He was definitely loved by so many, and I hope he knew that.

  • AnnMarie Wetherington says:

    YAY!!!

  • lavendrite says:

    I’m liking this only so you know I’m supporting you and and I’m on your sides. I can’t even come up with words for anything else. *hugs*

  • jean Riendeau says:

    God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things I can, and the WISDOM to know the difference. When taking ones inventory, easy to say, not so easy to live. Every action has consequences, yes? My greatest pain has been the result of seeing my truth and it’s consequences. So my greatest strength has been this prayer and it’s direction for action/non action. You are an honorable, soulful man Jeff and I am ever so thankful for knowing you.

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      Thank you, Jean, for the kind words. It’s been a while since we’ve seen each other, so it was especially nice to hear from you. πŸ™‚

  • Desiree says:

    Damn dude… that IS deep. Hope you find peace with yourself with your actions or inactions.

    Forgive yourself for not having the foresight to know what now seems so obvious in hindsight.
    ~Judy Belmont

    Hugs

  • lavendrite says:

    Cute!!!

  • lavendrite says:

    One of my favorites of theirs πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    It was!!! I’m still proud of my Pats πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    Wow, I never would have guessed at all those reason for hacking. Glad yours didn’t turn out to be so bad!

  • lavendrite says:

    Sometimes, even in this day and age, I enjoy having the CD even if I listen to the songs digitally and never open the package. I will say, however, that the news doesn’t surprise me.

  • lavendrite says:

    Awesome, have fun! Your granddaughter is planning to cosplay when we go to MegaCon this year πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    I’ve got no idea, but that cup is great. It really makes you think!

  • Jim W Parker says:

    I’m guessing and I may not be right here but I would say Jimmy Durante

  • […] If you missed it, you can read about the first part of day one at the North Texas Comic Book Show right here. […]

  • lavendrite says:

    Silver Surfer? Then..Not sure. Wolverine, Deadpool, Wonder Woman and .. Isn’t that a Disney Villain(ess?). Maleficent?

  • lavendrite says:

    Wow, I had no idea. How cool πŸ™‚

  • lavendrite says:

    Wow! I use self checkout fairly often and it is true, I almost always have to have someone come over to fix something! One day I was only checking one thing and must have had my mind on something else, and I walked out without paying. I was checking my bank account (as I often do) to see how much money I had left and realized there was no debit for that item. I took it back the next day and had them rering me at customer service to pay for it. They looked at me pretty oddly, but they did it. However, it amazed me that it could even happen. The stores are so busy that noone even noticed and I can see now that it probably happens a lot!

  • lavendrite says:

    Wow, sounds great!

  • lavendrite says:

    Haha, that is not the only reason I am going! I mentioned the cosplayer book to Heather and she was very excited about it!

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    I put it in the mail to her on Friday so hopefully it is there in the next couple of days.

  • lavendrite says:

    That is really cool πŸ™‚

  • Jim Parker says:

    Happy Anniversary early you two! Enjoy the trip!

  • AnnMarie Wetherington says:

    I don’t think I really have a favorite, I like most of them. I have a most hated cereal though; Grape Nuts! As a kid I could not comprehend why anyone would subject themselves to that nastiness and as an adult, I’m still not sure. Bleh!

  • lavendrite says:

    I don’t care much for Sonic either, but the kids like it from time to time. NoTY on the Pickle Juice Slush… gross.

  • lavendrite says:

    Maybe they could use that saved money to package some of their books better! Just a thought…

  • Cindy says:

    Great pictures

  • Desiree says:

    Did you go in the basement? 🀣

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      I asked if I could go look for Pee Wee’s bike, but they just rolled their eyes, so I never got to go in.

  • […] the same Saturday a couple of weeks ago that I visited the Alamo in San Antonio, I also took an opportunity to visit the River Walk in San Antonio and enjoy lunch on the […]

  • […] the same Saturday a couple of weeks ago that I visited The Alamo and the River Walk in San Antonio, I also took the opportunity to visit a place that has been on my β€œbucket list” […]

  • […] the same Saturday a couple of weeks ago that I visited The Alamo and the River Walk in San Antonio, I also took the opportunity to visit a place that has been on my […]

  • Cindy W says:

    Yes we had a great time. I look forward to more adventures with you.

  • lavendrite says:

    LMAO those were awesome πŸ™‚ Glad you got to go have some fun!! I just finished buying Heather’s cosplay last night. We’re ready for Megacon!!

  • lavendrite says:

    Awesome, looks like a lot of fun πŸ™‚

  • […] can click here to read about day one and here to read about day […]

  • lavendrite says:

    Great pics!!!

  • lavendrite says:

    I had to look up the copper infused pillow. It actually sounds pretty neat. Also, very expensive!

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      Yeah, I had to look it up as well. Made me think of Goldschlager in a pillow…with copper instead. Lol!

  • […] can click here to read about day one, here to read about day two, and here to read about day […]

  • lavendrite says:

    Great pics!!

  • […] can click here to read about day one, here to read about day two, here to read about day three, and here to read about day […]

  • lavendrite says:

    Your pics were excellent and you are right, we do love seeing pics of you πŸ™‚ So thank you!

  • […] click here to read about day one, here to read about day two, here to read about day three, here to read about day four, and here to read about day […]

  • […] one, here to read about day two, here to read about day three, here to read about day four, here to read about day five, and here to read about day […]

  • AnnMarie Wetherington says:

    What a great trip with so many awesome memories!

  • lavendrite says:

    Well, there is “Summer turns to high” by R.E.M. , but amazingly that is NOT my favorite song with the word summer in it. That would be “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince!

  • Heather Torrey says:

    Happy new year!

  • Michelle Snow says:

    I feel like I spent most of 2019 just surviving, so I want to thrive in 2020. Travel more, write more, live more. I wish I could afford to buy a house but that’s not going to happen for a while. LOL And I’d love to see you and Cindy again. I hibernated most of the year due to my MS and depression.

    • We were just talking a couple of months ago about how we wanted to see you and Rhonda. Schedule is tight until the end of March (longer if I end up staying in Puerto Rico) but hopefully when I’m back for an extended period we can all get together.

      Best wishes on your goals for 2020!

  • Gene Kauffman says:

    Great story. I like happy endings.

  • Michelle Snow says:

    Glad the driver was honest and kind enough to bring it back to you. Losing a phone is a nightmare!

  • GtheK says:

    Jeff we got hit with a double whammy. We traveled to Pennsylvania so Judy could get 6 weeks of treatments, All was fine for one week. Then hotel abruptly stopped the morning buffet breakfast and the Mon-Tue-Wed social hours. Then they closed the spa and gym. We’re at a one bedroom Staybridge Suites with a full kitchen so it could be worse. We are managing with the only trips out for pharmacy or food. I do that since Judy is compromised. Her Doc decided that he could no longer continue the treatments, which is understandable so now we head home next week after one more treatment. It’s been a struggle. Thankfully we have strong WIFI for our tablets and laptop. We don’t watch TV except for one hour in the evenings to catch the virus update. Cooking on two burners with limited cookware is a real juggle of pans and such. I had lots of practice with two burners and a small galley when I lived on my boat. I’m glad to be going home early although Florida may not let us back in because our rental van has New York Plates. πŸ™‚
    If I ever had thoughts of moving back North these cold, dreary days killed those thoughts forever.
    Stay well and do your usual great job for FEMA.

    • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

      Gene, you did indeed get the double whammy sir. Wishing the best for you and Judy and safe travels back to The Sunshine State.

  • lavendrite says:

    Not much has really changed here for us. Heather is still virtual schooling. Mikey has started distance learning in the mornings and works on packets in the evening. He’s got some added duties at home to fulfill the ‘work’ requirement, but overall he’s happy with it. I am still at my ‘essential’ job thankfully, as many people I am helping are trying to fax or scan documents for unemployment or state assistance. It’s going to be a lonely Easter though!!

  • GtheK says:

    No pictures Jeff.. I tried it on Apple and Microsoft

  • Heather Torrey says:

    Woohoo! Glad to have you back. And it’s good to know there are good businesses out there.

  • J.M. Wetherington Sr. says:

    Thanks Heather!

  • Heather Torrey says:

    That’s very interesting! I didn’t know. πŸ™‚