Sanibel Island Not exactly "Moon Over Miami", the 1941 classic movie starring Betty Grable, Don Ameche and Bob Cummings, but close. This was taken from the southern tip of Sanibel Island; lights of Fort Myers on the right. Hand held shot -- I forgot my tripod. Doh! Thought for the Day: Do the best you … Continue reading Moonrise

Father’s Day – 1940’s

This is the oldest photo I could find of my Dad's earliest experience as a father.  It was taken in Washington, D.C., where he had worked in the Navy Chaplain's Office prior to joining the Navy.  The young father  is obviously beaming with pride, holding my sister. As a youngster, you don't appreciate your parents' rules, … Continue reading Father’s Day – 1940’s


Moms are special.  Not because they are fantastic cooks, not because they bake your favorite pie on your birthday, not because they know how to darn socks, not because they have ESP, and not because they were the ace pitcher on the town fast-pitch softball team.  Moms are special because of their unconditional love; they … Continue reading Mom

First Sleigh Ride

Finally enough snow to go sledding.  Time to get the old wooden sled with steel runners down from the garage rafters, sand the rust off the runners and wax them down with a block of paraffin. I don't remember the first time I went sledding, but I remember the first time I went sledding with … Continue reading First Sleigh Ride