Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Outfits

Easter 1964. Showing off our finery are me (left) and cousin Dennis Weaver, now deceased. I assume that's my sister's thumb covering the right side of the picture. The house was on Ringgold Street in Peekskill, New York. You can't see it, but Peekskill High School was on the other side of my house, no more than 30 feet from the opposite wall. That's the house at my back, on the left, I'm talking about. The one in the background of the photo was someone else's.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I'm about four in this awwww-inspiring snapshot. We lived in Rhode Island by a cove. You could reach the water by climbing down what we called the cliff walk, a feat I accomplished a couple of times.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Throwback Thursday

That's me, 40 years and 50 pounds ago. My Jefferson Airplane wifebeater was obtained by a friend who went to their mansion in San Francisco. I lived in the Bay Area at the time.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Throwback Thursday

     The final LouieFest, held about seven years ago at Sprinker Center in Parkland, WA, adjacent to Tacoma. This was an attempt to gather as many guitarists together as possible to play "Louie, Louie" simultaneously. The first year they had about 750, the second year 450 and this time perhaps 300.

     The stars are, from left to right: Me in red T-shirt, Dave "Evan" Lewis in hat, my daughter Kristine who hated being there, and in the foreground Dave/Evan's friend Drew, at that time a Midwest dj.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday

I was supposed to prep for a colonoscopy today but 30 minutes before I would have taken my first medication they called it off. Gee, what a bummer. I was so looking forward to it.

It's still officially Thursday here in the Great Northwest so here's a photo of me taken around 1980 by Art Scott. I was sick as a dog at the time thanks to another visitor of his who had the world's greatest flu bug.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Kit of the Day

     We've seen on this excuse for a blog the lobster kit, the roach kit, and the Sasquash kit. Next up is this swell ladybug kit from Heller. Heller is a French model company--perhaps their only model kit company--and I assume coccinella means ladybug in their tongue, although it looks Italian to me. The finished bug measures 4 3/4 inches and the kit includes 2 colors of paint (presumably red and black), a paint brush, and a tiny tube of glue. The eBay seller wants $18 for it and I believe I put in a bid. If I win I'll assemble it and put it on the rose bush out front. Imagine how the aphids will react to that.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday

     Here I am reading to my girls, about 1991. You can tell Linda took the photo by her signature style--the top of my head is missing. How about those old porthole glasses?