Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday


     


     With the vote today that will decide whether Scotland becomes an independent nation or remains a part of Great Britain, I thought it appropriate to throw back however many centuries it was when this became the coat of arms for the Napier clan. The motto means "without stain."

     Do any of you have a family coat of arms?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Kit of the Week Revisited


     Remember when I showed the box for the Heller ladybug model kit? Well, I bought it and earlier this week I completed the assembly.



     The finished bug measures about 3 3/4 inches (110 mm). Right now she's guarding a shelf of my Western paperbacks.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday



     This looks to be about 20 years old. I don't know why I bought those porthole glasses but they must have been the height of fashion at the time. My girls are Kristine (left) and Stephanie. You probably recognize the milieu as a photo booth. The first time I saw one you got four poses for a quarter. I think I paid $1.50 for this, and now they're about five bucks, but are in color. Ain't progress grand?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

On this day in 1989.

Happy 25th anniversary to me and Linda. Someone needs an award for endurance.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday



     Talk about skinny, that's Our Hero in cousin George's room and that's George's dog Penny enduring my guitar work. I'm guessing this was taken in 1968, after I got back from Nam.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday



     I think this was taken in 1982. The place was Art Scott's house and the occasion was an apres Bouchercon party. The man with the camera is the late, great John Nieminski, seated on the chair is Walter Albert and the shaggy character in the foreground is Steve Stilwell. That's me on the right without glasses or breadbasket. I wore contact lenses for a few years but a severe eye infection while trying extended-wear contacts put me off them for good.

Thursday, August 21, 2014



Instead of my ugly mug, how about a snapshot of my beautiful girls? This is from Easter circa 1995.