Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015


 Connie's Mom

 Rodger's Dad's Mom

 Rodger's Mom's Mom

 Rodger's Mom

Rodger's Mom's Mom's Mom

Teddy's adopted mom (Connie) 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Harry Pavlides

One of the more interesting characters I've come across in the last few years was Harry Pavlides.

He was a political strategist, pollster, helper to the common man, and a real character.

All of his health problems caught up with Harry this spring.  He has now moved on to a different universe, a higher plane.

I prefer to remember Harry in this setting, cell phone in each hand directing his minions working the streets canvassing for a candidate, conducting a poll, or talking to someone about something - anything - and he knew a lot.

In this picture, Harry is conducting the orchestra during a luncheon appointment - he hardly had time to eat, although he needed the calories.

Pleasant memories ol' pal.   Tell them how to do it.    Toke one for everyone.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Baby Cowboy

Mama don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys!

And then, one day many years later I'd get to interview 
the King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers, and the Queen of the West, Dale Evans.

And, can you believe, I spent almost two hours with them at the museum in Victorville, CA and didn't have the gumption to have a picture taken with them.

But I did come away with a couple of great stories that I'll tell here on a future Throw Back Thursday!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Trump . Aaarrggh

Donald Trump Tweet ---
Our great African American President hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!

Mr. Trump, you are a disgraceful human being!
Aside - all of the golf organizations who lather and blather over your golf courses should be ashamed! Your courses should be banned from the competitive circuit - around the world!  

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Privacy - a Thursday Throwback

There was a time when we knew that somebody was watching.

Now, we know they're watching, we just can't see 'em.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chickens, Turkeys, Mac & Cheese, Ice Cream

5,300,000 chickens are going to be killed, just in Iowa, to try and prevent the spread of the H5N2 virus (bird flu).  Those in the industry say it shouldn’t have very much of an impact on consumers. The industry says there are about 50,000,000 hens laying eggs in Iowa.

And, gobble gobble…2,400,000 turkeys have already been destroyed.  There again, the industry says it should not have very much of an impact, the National Turkey Federation notes that 240,000,000 turkeys are produced annually in the good ol’ US of A.

Wisconsin’s Governor, Scott Walker, who wants to be POTUS, has declared a state of emergency and called out the National Guard to help contain the disease.  

Mac and Cheese is going to change colors, but not taste, says Kraft.   That steaming plate of orange goo – which I love – is about to change a little because of pressure from “healthier” competitors.  Kraft says it’s stripping all artificial preservatives and synthetic colors from Kraft Mac & Cheese. 

What else?

My favorite ice cream, Blue Bell, has taken all of its products off the shelves because eight people have been affected by a Listeria monocytogenes.