Do you suffer from Coulrophobia? If you have a fear of clowns, you do. I will confess to never having heard of such a fear until I met Cindy and she told me she has a very real fear of clowns. It was strange to me, as I always thought clowns were funny and made […]
In May of 1999, Cindy and I took a Disney Cruise to the Bahamas and Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay. We had a great time! This picture, that Cindy took in Nassau, originally appeared on a web page I used to post our photos and gave me a chance to poke fun at myself and […]
It was on this date 46 years ago, July 20, 1969, that Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) became the first man to step foot on the moon. I joined an estimated half a billion people around the world as I watched him take that first step off the lunar module onto the moon’s surface at approximately 11:00 […]
On this day in 1945, at 5:29:45 a.m., the first atom bomb was successfully detonated at White Sands Proving Ground in Alamogordo, New Mexico. The assembled scientists wore welder’s goggles and shared suntan lotion. Enrico Fermi took bets on whether the atmosphere would ignite and destroy just the state of New Mexico, or the entire […]
Eight years ago, almost to the day, I attended my very first Major League Baseball game. It was Sunday, July 15, 2007 and I was in Atlanta, Georgia training for my new position. I had the day off, so I decided to drive down to Turner Field and watch the Atlanta Braves host the Pittsburgh […]
As I mentioned in Part one of “I’d “Sooner” Not”, driving around Oklahoma City has brought back memories. Here is another early one of our time when we first arrived here 38 (or maybe it was 39) years ago. During one of the early days of my arrival here in June, I was driving to […]
Today we go back to May of 2001 and my younger brother Mark and I are visiting our mom at her home.
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.
On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 am, the single largest act of domestic terrorism our country has ever experienced took place at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was a day that began like any other day for the Federal workers, visitors to the various agencies in the building and […]
I got some wonderful cards for Father’s Day and thought I’d share them. Thanks to all who helped me enjoy Father’s Day 2015!