Sunday, September 01, 2019

This used to be

the last weekend of summer! Well, not officially, but practically. Back when I was a kid ( as my daughter used to call it- the sepia days) Labor Day marked the end of summer vacation! The day after Labor Day meant the return to school, but certainly not the end of summer weather! There was still plenty of very hot weather yet to come and the idea of air conditioning a school was unheard of! Of course neither was our house! Now here in Texas most public schools have been in session for a week or more and since I'm retired I don't have the "luxury" of a three day weekend! I still hope you enjoy your Labor Day!

Saturday, August 03, 2019

August 16

   I know its not August 16 yet but since my plans for that date will preclude posting ( My wife and I will be delivering our daughter, who only yesterday we walked into kindergarten hand -in-hand), to her college dorm in Colorado!!!! I'd better do this now.
   A tribute to Elvis, painted on the wall of a deserted car wash, somewhere along Route 66!
  And a hope that maybe, just maybe, she might grab our hands again.

Saturday, July 13, 2019


  We've been going to the Yucatan for forty years! And has it ever changed! I wish I had a photograph of my wife and myself, the old bus we'd just gotten out of leaving us there on the side of the road, jungle encroaching on the narrow two lanes of road carved out of it, our grey Samsonite suitcase behind us! We certainly weren't world travelers and the look on her face would have told that story better than any words I could bring to this page!
memories! the older you get the sweeter they become!

Friday, June 21, 2019

Longest Day of the Year!

Hard to believe but here we are at the Summer Solstice and we haven't hit 100 degrees yet where I live in central Texas! Global Warming MUST be a hoax!!💦💦💦😟