Holidays and Mondays.

Birthdays and holidays. I think it is dishonoring prominent men in history when celebrating their special day on a subsequent Monday instead on their actual birthday. Martin Luther King’s birthday was on Saturday this year. Parades could easily be on a Saturday rather than the following Monday. As we did in my school days, I’dContinue reading “Holidays and Mondays.”

You should see this at least once.

January 1, 1999 Pasadena California. I was invited by the City of Pasadena, along with five other guests to sit in the front row at the curb to view the annual Tournament of Roses parade. This was offered to visually impaired and family. So, Ronda, her sister and brother-in-law, our youngest daughter and a friend,Continue reading “You should see this at least once.”

A good reason to dislike Xmas.

Reoccurring Dream. Have you ever dreamed the same dream over and over?  I think some have but I had this dream where I show up for the last college class and it is finals day.  Absolutely unprepared for this.  Having missed almost all the remaining semester’s classes and not ready for the final test.  WhatContinue reading “A good reason to dislike Xmas.”

Don’t let her rub you the wrong way.

It was about two days away from Thanksgiving. I’m guessing it was 1958 and I was in the eighth grade. Maybe I was fourteen or fifteen. Don’t really remember. But anyway, My lot in life at that time was to walk to school and walk home. I walked every day. Ever since first grade. ToContinue reading “Don’t let her rub you the wrong way.”

Santa Clause is sailing to town. Yo ho ho!

There is a virtual full parking lot of boats outside the L A Harbor beyond the breakwater barrier. Some anchored out there for about a month or more waiting for a docking space to unload their foreign made goods. All cargo ships wanting to dock and unload its full containers filled with Asian made widgetContinue reading “Santa Clause is sailing to town. Yo ho ho!”

won’t be gone for long.

Dear readers of this blog. For the next ten days or so I will be out of office. Out of pocket. Away from this blogmafacation. My wife, Sheba, and myself will be away on vacation. We will be gone to protect our grandkids from their abusive parents. How dare they expect our tender little grandiesContinue reading “won’t be gone for long.”

Fireworks and loopy softball.

July fourth memories Many years ago, and back around 1963 and 1964 I would drive from my parent’s L A home down I-5 to visit my cousin in Anaheim, California. His community which dead ended in a cul-de-sac would have an annual Independent Day celebration along with kid games, a generous potluck, and end upContinue reading “Fireworks and loopy softball.”