Fireworks Stand July 4, 2022 -- the 246th birthday of the United States of America! Notwithstanding the worthless, no-display big-boom fireworks that prevail today, Independence Day is my all-time favorite holiday. Thought for the Day: The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.Benjamin … Continue reading Happy Birthday!
BFF - 1999 In 1999 we celebrated our 30th anniversaries (with our wives) in Hawaii. This was taken on South Point, the southern most tip of the Unitied States. Thought for the Day: Even in hell it is good to have friends.Czech Proverb
Curling Olympic trials for the U.S. Curling Team are now taking place in Omaha, NE. Results of these trials will select the team to represent the United States in the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's not the kind of action sport that puts you on the edge of your seat; i.e. high drama with "last minute … Continue reading Curling
Raising the Flag Think about the American Flag on Veteran's Day. Why is it the most recognized flag in the world? The sight of the American Flag makes one think of: freedom, independence, liberty, justice, opportunity, hope, security, family, and friends. People from all over the world have been migrating to and settling this continent … Continue reading Veterans’s Day
High School Prom Graduating HS seniors on prom night. A lot of growing up in the last four years, and many challenges ahead, but this is the night to celebrate a major milestone in their life. Thought for the Day: To those of you who won honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And … Continue reading HS Prom
Driftwood Lodge Last week I was about as far north as you can get and still be in the United States. International Falls was 23 miles WNW. My family had a week together on Lake Kabetogama (that's a mouthful!), and it took us most of the week to learn how to pronounce it. Great times! … Continue reading Northern Minnesota