Thursday, May 29, 2014

Throwback Thursday

     I'm 13 here, 8th grade, Warwick Junior High in Newport News, Virginia. No, I didn't have a black speck on my face; it must be on the scanner.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Sofia's Portrait

My granddaughter. Photo taken about two weeks ago.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Peekskill, NY, 1965. (l-r), me, sister Denise, cousin Dennis.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday

November, 1966. Basic Combat Training graduation day at Fort Gordon, GA. B-16-2, mighty, mighty Bravo!  I'm the lean, mean, fighting machine on the left. With me is Bob Kwaitkowski. I'm probably one of the few people who actually enjoyed basic.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


     I found these at Goodwill today and several things attracted me to them. One was the title, Foodfighters. I didn't get the significance of that until I took a close look and saw each figure has a two-inch spear coming off the bottom of his foot. With these, it's possible to stick them in your food and create a battle scene out of your dinner. "Incoming! Take cover behind the pot roast!"
     What really made my day, however, were the blurbs on the header card: NOT A TOY. FOR USE BY ADULTS ONLY. FUNCTIONAL SHARP POINT.
     You can also use them as picks, stabbing them into canapes, cheese puffs, or what-have-you during your next party.
     A must item for the hostess with the mostess.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

     Happy day to all you mothers out there and especially mine. Here she is about 50 years ago. The store where she worked had a fashion show and she was asked to be one of the models. I don't think she ever wore her hair that way at any other time. She's 91 now and still maintains her own apartment. Quite a woman, my mother.

     Don't forget to check out my previous blog about the Kickstarter project.

A Worthy Kickstarter Project

My old pal Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has been publishing a gorgeous art magazine called ImageS for years. He showcases the best in illustration during its Golden Age, work that graced books, posters, magazines, etc. It's a high quality project from cover to cover and fans of this work should check it out right away.

Here's the Kickstarter part: In order to publish the final issue he needs some financial aid. As I understand it, those who donate using Kickstarter don't lose a cent when the project doesn't come to fruition and can get their money back when it does. I chose to donate outright and let him keep the money, but Jim's done so many good turns for me over the years I'd be a cad to do anything else. But that's me; you make up your own mind. I know he's not asking for charity, just a little help. To sign up just click on the e-dress below. Or drag and paste if it doesn't work that way. You'll be glad you did.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Throwback Thursday

From that wonderful year 1952. Me on the left, sister Wendy in the center, and cousin Georgie on the right.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Did You Know?

Did you know that Porsche makes an SUV? I didn't until I saw one in traffic the other day. There are two models, the Macan and Cayenne. I find this odd.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Throwback Thursday

That's me on the left. Denbigh, Virginia, 1960, 7th grade. The kid with me is Bradley Dixon. He was the kid brother of my friend and classmate Wayne Dixon, who took the photo.