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Last Friday, while I was still in Florida, Cindy and I drove down to Clearwater to take my brother and his family to lunch for his birthday. It was the first time we’d been together for his birthday since we were kids. But I’ll write another post about that later. This post is about my […]

Mom Would Have Been 82 Today

Wednesday , 8, July 2015 Comments Off on Mom Would Have Been 82 Today

Here’s a photo of my mom back in 1990 when she was working at the Deaf Services Center in Ocala, Florida as an interpreter for the deaf. Mom would have been 82 today.

Did You Know…? Happy Birthday, SPAM!

Sunday , 5, July 2015 Comments Off on Did You Know…? Happy Birthday, SPAM!

SPAM, the canned-meat product from Hormel, turns 78 years old today. Anytime in the past that I’ve seen an open can of SPAM it looked like it was ALREADY at least 78 years old! Now, I have eaten SPAM, but it has been so long ago that I’m sure I have purged all evidence it […]

Throwback Thursday – July 2, 1955

Thursday , 2, July 2015 Comments Off on Throwback Thursday – July 2, 1955

That’s me, 60 years ago today, being held by my mom.

Celebrating My Birthday

Thursday , 2, July 2015 Comments Off on Celebrating My Birthday

It was 40 years ago today, on a Sunday evening, when Ann Marie Wetherington entered the world. So much has changed during the intervening 4 decades, but one thing that has remained the same is my love for my little girl, my Princess. Here’s a look back in photos at 40 wondrous years of Ann […]

As of today, I only have sixty days left in my 50’s. After that, I will enter my 6th decade on this earth. It doesn’t feel like it’s been THAT long when I look back, but the birth certificate doesn’t lie, right? When I was 19 and in college, I had a professor who was […]

Throwback Thursday – My Father Was Born This Day In 1925

Thursday , 9, April 2015 Comments Off on Throwback Thursday – My Father Was Born This Day In 1925

Many things happened around the world in 1925.   The First Motel (Motorists Hotel) opened in San Luis Obispo, California. Adolf Hitler published his personal manifesto Mein Kampf. Sears Roebuck opened its first retail store in Chicago, Illinois, after operating the Sears catalog for nearly 40 years. Benito Mussolini declared he was taking over Italy […]

Albert Einstein Would Have Been 136 Today

Saturday , 14, March 2015 Comments Off on Albert Einstein Would Have Been 136 Today

On this date in 1879 Albert Einstein was born. I don’t have much more to say about it beyond what I wrote last year, except to note that when I was in high school and struggling to understand his Theory of Relativity, his plain English explanation helped me immensely. “When you are courting a nice […]

Happy 5th Birthday, Jade!

Saturday , 17, January 2015 Comments Off on Happy 5th Birthday, Jade!

My youngest granddaughter, Jade, was born on this date in 2010. We’re thankful for technology like Skype that has let us see and talk to her at her home in San Antonio every couple of weeks over the past year. Here’s a photo of me holding her when she was an infant. Happy Birthday Jade! […]

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