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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Married 70 years

We celebrated my in-laws' 70th wedding anniversary. Actually its not until Sept but the guests could only come this week. Not many who were at the wedding are around today. They will both be 92 this year. They both drive cars and were delivering meals on wheels a few years ago.

We hit the road back home on Monday and are planning on going through YELLOWSTONE park. We know it takes a full day to go through it but will press on.

We have a daughter and grandson with us so we decided to be tourists.

Safe driving.....

Friday, July 16, 2010


We are on vacation in Wyoming and last night my brother in law made his famous (to all of us who had them) ribs. Two pigs gave up some mighty, meaty ribs plus a recipe for great ribs. Not telling you the recipe for your own good. While we fed quite a few, we still had some left over. They go into the crock pot tomorrow.

The reason for this trip is to help in laws celebrate 70th wedding anniversary. They both will celebrate their 92nd birthdays this year. All three of their surviving children will be here for it along with grandchildren, great grands and great greats.

lots of love .....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On the Road Again

Tomorrow, at the early crack of dawn, or before, my bride, my oldest daughter and I will head out for Wyoming. We plan on going to Greybull, Wyoming to help my in-laws celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Both will be 92 this year. You almost have to be that old to cram seventy years of marriage into a life time. My father lived to be 93 and his mother lived to be 103 so we may some good genes. I am not sure my money will last that long.

My wife said she needs at least another day to get ready. I will try to help her. I haven't started to panic but I am accustomed to not bringing some things I planned on. I do note that if I forget to take my CPAP breathing equipment, we WILL be coming back to get it.

I put is on my check list.

Now if I can only remember to check the check list before I leave.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Fire Cracker

A year ago we went up to see our great grandson and his mother for the 4th of July. They live in Bremerton and the husband and Papa joins them when he is not out to sea playing Navy. The great grandson was only a year and a half old but he really liked the fireworks up near their home. In Oregon, the is a bunch of sparkle sounds interupted by big booms. In Oregon, everyone is in the act and there is no let up from late afternoon until after midnight.

We had a tame 4th and went out at dusk with the little grand daughter and fired off the box of "Oregon" fireworks. "Oregon" means that you could almost hold them under your tongue while you light it. It is heavy on smoke and quiet as a whisper. I am sure some of my neighbors went across a bridge to get some of their fireworks.

There are big fireworks near Portland and Vancouver, WA that can be seen from our house forty miles away. No sound, just color. The best was on the television which went on and on and on and had music in the background.