Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014 -- 'Twas the night before...

Well, not quite the night before. But tonight... a quarter inch of really wet slushy slippery sleet, only 32 degrees, but slickery.

Elf emerges from desk drawer portal, was lost, now found. Communications established. What I want for Christmas, ...

Love this Christmas present!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 23, 2014 -- Add 700 to that 335

Happy Birthday, J. T. G. !
Happy birthday, Jason! Our Missouri "other kid", spent lots of time sleeping in the spare bedroom... (under the kitchen table, in the front room - dining room - entertainment room). He trained with the master, learned to help with the "chores". Now he lives out west where there is no water so ya have to make your own beverages, and he flies "alternative" aircraft without leaving the ground. Hey, kid... have a good birthday, and train the newby in the old ways! Well, let Shelby grow up a little bit first!
("Footnote" ... I forgot, Fonda... did he wash his feet first?)

Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014 -- Easy birthday to remember!

Happy Birthday, Ann Dee!
Whoever would have their birthday on Halloween... curly-top doll! 1963, Denver.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oct. 4, 2014 -- Oh, yeah... the Homecoming!

2014 Oct. 4 -- Not a prom, just a Homecoming Party. Y'all been to a
homecoming party, right?

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oct. 4, 2014 -- Travelers on the Katy Trail

G & D getting ready to roll out on the Katy Trail, from Clinton to St. Louis, Missouri. Son C just popped in for the photo, and down the trail, look closely, another traveler stands on alert.
This will be a 6 day trip. Meanwhile, freshman C is getting ready for his debut at the JC High School Homecoming Prom tonight. Dining out, too!
Bobblehead. So which one is the wildlife...

 So tonight, as far as Sedalia. Tomorrow night, Boonville. Then Jefferson City and a night at home.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

September 5, 2014 -- Grapeography - A year in the life of a vineyard

Premier of Joyce McMurtrey's photo show at the Park Central Library, right on the square in downtown Springfield.
Great photos, big crowd, nice speech. Show runs all through September.
Yes, Sharon, that's your brother Sonny having tea with Amelia!

Happy accident... caught the little boy's reflection!

Joyce weaves a wonderful tale about the year in the life of the vineyard.

180 degree panorama with the iPhone.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014 -- Happy Birthday, beeeg seeester

Happy Birthday, Caro
This was in 1993, Sept. 14... we were on our way to Reno Air Races, stopped in Glenwood, and David flew us all up to Possum Creek.
Passion flower.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

More OSH

He wasn't sure about posing with this one...

No problem posing with the Osprey. That's one impressive piece of machinery!

August, 2014 (almost) -- Doin' the airplane thing

OSH. That's Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The world's largest fly-in. Experimental Aircraft Association.
Fonda and LAD and I spent the last of July camping a few days at OSH.
His favorite thing, besides getting a helicopter ride with Mommy!

Riding on the back of the Gator was fun! Delivering aviation oil to the campground.
In the cockpit

Sunday, July 20, 2014

July 20, 2014 -- Happy Birthday, Grant

Where were you July 20, 1969?

45 years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the Moon! 
Exactly a year before Grant was born!

That's not "moonwalking"! Around 1978.


Happy Birthday, Champ!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014 -- Happy Birthday, Fonz!

No, that's not an iPhone. It's...
... SKI WAX!

Skiing? in southern Missouri???

Yep, skiing! February, 1983.
Too much wax?

July 15, 2014 -- Happy Birthday, Fonda

My baby turns (40 something) today. I won't give it away, but it isn't hard to figure it out.
As babies go, she was the perfect child. She still is. Of course! So, at 4 p.m., Happy Birthday, Fonzy!
July 1968, about two weeks old. Such a sweetie.

Fonda made her own birthday cake. This was July, 1974. This isn't the picture I wanted to post, but I couldn't find it; she was painting the counter with chocolate pudding, and also painted her face. and body. and then grinned for the camera. But that was two years earlier.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 13, 2014 -- Late night light show

Rumbled through the area about 11 p.m., made lots of noise and lit up the sky.

Raindrops on the lens made smudges.