Alan and I had a wonderful weekend. Alan's daughter Leah's sweetheart's family owns property at the top of one of the mountains that overlook Andrew's Air Force Base, where the space shuttle comes down when it can't touch down in Florida, and John invited us to come help them celebrate the Fourth. turns out that celebrating Italian style is ONE big party!
Well, John won't usually let the crew bring their guns to family parties where everyone is going to drink, but we weren't having… Continue
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I have a moderately boring life, but, like many people, I'm careful to follow my routine. For a while it was hectic, but with the slowing of the economy, I am finding one thing after another coming to an end. It's almost as if 2009 blasted in, with C H A N G E as its slogan, and nothing IS as it WAS. My schedule changed, eliminating the wonderful Westlake Library book group mid first Wednesday of each month. The same… Continue
This time of holiday cheer also means a time when others think they can take what they want. This young robber got the surprise of his life when his intended victim, a refugee from Iran who was used to facing REAL terrorists, is able to kick his butt!
We just got back from Mpls/St Paul where we attended the Bar Mitzvah of our grandson Adam. The whole family gathered and it was a wonderful time.
We flew for the first time in years, what a hassle that is with taking off shoes, having a tube of toothpaste confiscated, and watching a fellow with an artificial leg who was in his 80's have to remove it, then get searched so thoroughly that he had to take his pants off. No privacy and no respect, where on earth are we headed. He was white, did not fit any profiles, and his wife was with him about the same age. They were very upset. I would be also. In fact, he had lost his leg defending our country in WW II. There must be a better way!
We had a group of people in for the 4th and it was a fun day. No rowdy people, just good friends who all wanted a BBQ without a mess. We did it and watched fireworks on the TV.
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