Jason’s Birthday

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Today  is Jason’s 33rd birthday.   I know in my heart that it just can’t be true!   It seems that just a couple of years ago I was 33.    In fact, it was really 22 years ago that I was 33 years old!   Where did the years go?   That reminds me of the lyrics in a Bob Seger song….”Like a Rock”.

“twenty years where did they go, twenty years   I don’t know.   And sometimes late at night, oh  when I’m bathed in the firelight, I RECALL!!       I RECALL!!”

When I look in the   mirror, I recall.  

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JASON!

 

 

Thanksgiving

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The Holiday Season is rapidly approaching!  

This is the third time I have attempted to write this article and that first sentence above is all that is left from all my editing.

Three days to Thanksgiving and I would like to reflect on what I am thankful for this year.   I am very thankful for my family and all the support they have given me throughout the years.  

 I am very thankful for the relationship with my two sons that, in the last few years, we have solidfied,( those teenage years were not easy).  I am really getting into being a grandfather, it is really cool!!   Cole has really melted my heart and has become my “buddy”.   Hannah hasn’t been able to work “her magic” on me yet, but I know it coming!

 My Mom has finally seen her youngest son return home, and I know that she is glad that has happened.   I am thankful to have parents like the pair that  I have.  

I have the best bunch of brothers and sister that I could ever have asked for!   I really enjoy the camraderie when we all get together.   In spite of all the bickering that went on when we were all growing up, we really do love one another these days. Will miracles never cease to happen?

Finally,  I am extremely thankful for that one special someone that only comes around once in your lifetime!   Fortunately, she came around twice in my lifetime!!!!   She was my best friend 23 years ago and we were too stupid and stubborn  to make it work.   But age and maturity has shed a whole new light on our relationship and we are committed to making it work this time.

Thank you Karen for finding me again!!  

It is Fall!

P1000557The weather is starting to change here in Fresno and I just thought that I would post a picture from  our four days at Morro Bay last month.   The weather was so great that I forgot that winter is just around the corner!

With the end of fall comes the end of NASCAR racing for the year.   That depresses me greatly (everybody knows that I am a REDNECK)!!  I am gonna miss Tony Stewart,  in all his glory, not shaving for the week!   I am gonna miss the  electricity of the event, the cool Air Force, Navy, and Marine flybys!   But most of all I will miss the camraderie when we hang out and set up camp there with “the relatives”!!!

I guess that I will have to resort to watching the CRIMINALS play in the NFL!!!

COME ON DAYTONA 500!!!

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Pacific Sunsets

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I have just uploaded some pictures to my photo album on this site.   This picture was taken at sunset on the beach at Morro Bay.   This particular evening  the colors were especially vibrant!

I am learning how to take really cool pictures fom my personal instructor!    I just have to remember that 2/3-1/3 thing!!   He is also my computer technician, the one who has given me my grey hair, etc., but I have forgiven him!!! 🙂

 There are a few more in the photo album on my web site.   I will try to select some more really pretty photos to upload.

Reflecting on my Family

A couple of  weeks ago  Karen and I took the RV over to Morro Bay for some quiet time.   I had not been there in over 30 years and I forgot just how neat the town is.   It was a very relaxing 4 days.

We met two really nice people that pulled a really cool practical joke on me! Unbeknownst to me, my brother Jerry e-mailed some friends of his that were in Morro Bay to go and pay a visit to his little brother.   They pulled a really convincing practical joke on me…..my hat is off to Bill and Barb,you were most convincing!!!!

I also had time to reflect on how great it is to be back around all of my family again!   It has been 33 years since I left here and man did I miss a lot of things, but mostly I missed being a son, a father, and a grandfather!

 I really do enjoy being around all of my family!!!  

Thank You!

As I finally get settled in at my new/old location (Fresno), I just want to thank my family and my “special friend” (Blondie, the love of my life)  for their love and support!!  

It has been a long road home.  I left in August 1973 and finally returned for good in June of 2006.   The stops along the way were  Williams AFB, Travis AFB, New York City, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA, Kansas City, MO, Denver, CO, Fresno, CA, Denver,CO, and now back home!

Now it time to open up for business the “Hotel California” !!!