Sarasota National Cemetery Veteran's Day is November 11th ... as it is every year, in remembrance of Armistice Day (the end of WW 1) on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. It's nice that a day is set aside to show appreciation to those who have served in … Continue reading Fallen Comrade
Fruit Pizza A fruit pizza representing the American Flag for July Fourth celebrations has been a family tradition for many years. Two beautiful granddaughters have started to carry on the tradition. Thought for the Day: A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril.Winston Churchill
Removal of the cottages on the Boys Town farm is in full swing. The cottages were built in the late 40's and early 50's as part of a $30 million expansion program that created living quarters on the West Farm and doubled the size of Boys Town. About 30 minutes after this photo was taken, … Continue reading 1452 No-Name Street
Boys Town Farm is being wiped off the face of the earth. In 1921 Father Flanagan moved his home for homeless boys from a boarding house in downtown Omaha to a large working farm 10 miles west of Omaha, which is now 144th and West Dodge road, and still the current location of Boys Town campus. … Continue reading Boys Town Farm
RE: Veteran's Day. This image reminds me of my first encounter with my 18 month old son when I returned from Viet Nam. He was four months old when I got drafted, six months old when I left for Viet Nam and 18 months old when I returned. There were awkward moments at first; … Continue reading Daddy’s Home!
What can I say? Just another day of discovery and wonder for this 18 month old. Thought for the Day: There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. Winston Churchill
Remember the college student sit-ins? With all of the protests, riots and violent demonstrations going on around the world lately, this scene in downtown Phoenix, reminded me of college student sit-ins in the turbulent 60's. As I recall, most of the demonstrations were to protest the Viet Nam war. Geez, what the heck … Continue reading Good Ole Days
Last week, I was giving my three year old grandson a horse back ride when a strange thing happened. The "horse" got spooked, threw its rider, and conked his head on the furniture. I don't think I lost consciousness, but when I opened my eyes I was seeing double. Whooaa, Nellie! Thought for the Day: … Continue reading Double Vision