Walking In Memphis

We spent the weekend in Memphis Tennessee.  My granddaughter was playing in a soccer tournament so we went down to watch her team play.  Between games on Saturday we ventured over to Elvis Presley Boulevard for a short visit to Graceland.  My brother-in-law and sister-in-law had never been there and they wanted to go. […]



Sandie M sends word that my Old School Selfie popped up on the Purple Clover Facebook page Sunday morning.

It has 31,853 Likes and 380 comments since posting Sunday morning.

Thanks Sandie

Here’s the original post from July of 2013:  Old-time selfie

Here’s a link to HLN’s  Morning Express with Robin Meade segment […]


Happy Birthday Mom!

My mom would have been 94 today. The photo below of her and me and was taken in 1955 when she was 34 and I was almost 7 years old.  She died in 1995 at […]


Safe Haven

My dog Gus comes and gets under my desk whenever my wife cooks breakfast.  The fact that the smoke alarm has a tendency to go off when she partakes in this activity might have something to do with it.




Taco Soup for dinner tonight

I’m trying this simple recipe for dinner tonight.  It’s smelling really good about now. I hope it tastes as good as it smells.  It’s very easy to do.  I’m cooking it on high in the crockpot for about 4 hours.

Simply stir everything in a pot on the stove to heat, or […]


How will you die?

At least I have a while to go.  109! … Woo Hoo!

Note to self:  Don’t go to New York City in 2057. 

Click the link to find out  how and when you will die.  How will you die?

Thanks Connie



My New Year’s Resolution




Happy Thanksgiving

The fourth Thursday in November is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S..   The First Thanksgiving was in 1621 when the pilgrims celebrated the fall harvest. They were thankful for a good crop and partied for three days. They were much younger than I am.

We spatchcocked our turkey last night in preparation for it’s stint in the […]


Blog Assistant

This is Gertie.  I’m dog-sitting today while they’re all out and about.  She’s helping me blog.  She seems to get along well with Trixie and Gus but would rather just sit on my lap.





Internet Speed Test

Every now and then I run a speed test on my internet connection.  I’m very happy with my current connection.

It really doesn’t seem much faster than when I was getting 30 or so Mb/s at the old house… certainly not 3 times as fast.

You can test your connection at http://www.speedtest.net/


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