Sunday, May 31, 2009
No, I didn't fly to Anchorage for the weekend, although that would have been very cool. Instead, please check out Ina in Alaska's post of Saturday Market in Downtown Anchorage. She has beautifully captured the atmosphere unique to Alaska.
I have to wonder if I look as touristy as the couple Ina found.
Anchorage, March 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
My mother bred her Schnauzers, Penny and Patrick in 1999 and we had a litter of puppies. I use the pronoun we because I was the doggie midwife, helping deliver the litter of 7 puppies. I'm not sure where Mother got the idea that I knew anything about dog whelping, but when she called in the middle of the night saying it was time, I went racing over to hold Penny's paw.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
A couple of days ago Jack's tall guy posted a cool site where you can do all kinds of things with your pictures, including having a portrait drawn. When I asked if anyone would be interested in having their portrait posted, they all insisted. I must say it's much faster, less expensive and easier on all concerned this way.
Thanks for sharing Tall Guy!
Monday, May 25, 2009
I grew up on Marine Corps bases and heard this special tune played daily.
I was taught from a very early age to respect the flag and the men and women in uniform who put their lives at risk, insuring our Feedom.
"Colors" is the ceremonial raising or lowering of our nation's flag. On a military base, you will typically hear some type of music during colors, perhaps the national anthem or "To the Color" while the flag is raised or lowered. If you are driving, you should stop your car until the last note sounds. If you are outside your vehicle, home or place of business, you should stop moving and stand respectfully at attention, placing your right hand over your heart and facing the direction of the main flagpole on base, until the music ends. Men and boys should remove their hats. Of course, active duty military members, veterans and Scouts in uniform should render a military salute.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
HAMPTON, Va. -- Michael Vick is out of prison and headed home, penniless and reviled for running a vicious dogfighting ring, but hopeful for a second chance at his once-charmed life as a star NFL quarterback.
The suspended quarterback served 19 months in prison on the dogfighting conviction that capped one of the most astonishing falls in sports history -- one that stole his wealth and popularity.
Our opinion of him hasn't changed...
How about you?
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I forgot to add the pictures on the original post.
No wise cracks about my age and forgetfulness, please.