As Time Goes By.....

A little bit about EVERYTHING.. Family , friends , life, death,rants and raves. Just a place for me to get it all out of my system..

Location: Arkansas, United States

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Yes, That is a McDonald's Happy Meal Box on his head
Serena told me that one day she was going in to the store and
Jack had the Happy meal hat and carrying a hand fan that
is shaped like a tomato
( Has "TOMATO FAN printed on it .)
Can you imagine the look on people faces.
Like their own kids don't do this stuff at home ...
Summer Fun

Jack managed to get the nut off of this wheel
so Pa fixed it back tight after Jack removed it
A guys work is never done
Time to feed the dogs

Got the food - Now I need to put it in the
dogs bowls

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Missing You ....

You left us August 12,1991
You were way to young to be taken,
and I think of you every day.

Since I seem to be the keeper of all family photos,

I am posting the first few

for memories


One of your visits to Colorado
(4 generations)
OF course Serena was not happy,about having to take time
to have this done,Strider decided to run away that day ,
traffic was a bitch coming home from work.
By the time we got to the photo place
I was hot & sweaty , pissed off and ready for a drink .
So were you and Grandma Dorothy

Christams 1958
Chicago, IL

You are a bridesmaid at
Uncle Wil's wedding in 1941
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Girls Night Out at the Cow Palace
Ft. Collins, Colorado
(Yes, that is a male stripper)


Serena & Grandma Hon
Confirmation Day

You finally got to see Hawaii !!!
I am so glad we made this trip and I will never forget
you getting flipped ass over end
while coming out of the water at Waikiki Beach.
We were all laughing so hard ( once we found out you were okay)
that Ihad tears in my eyes..
I have tears today but for a different reason

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If roses grow in Heaven Lord,
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother's arms
and tell her they are from me.
Tell her that I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile ,
Place a kiss on her cheek and
hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it every day.
But there is an ache in my heart
that will never go away

Sunday, August 08, 2010

We went to Memphis yesterday

We got up yesterday morning and decided to
have a "do nothing " day.
That is a day that you get in the
car and have no set plans -- You just GO
We ended up in Memphis
on Beale Street
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We drove past the Pyramid
and I got this picture .
Kind of hard to see, but this is one
of many statues of Elvis
in and around Memphis. No, we did not go to Graceland .
We did that about 10 years ago , because
even tho Tom grew up so close to Memphis, he had never
been to Graceland .

Looking down Beale Street-
For those that have not been,
the Blues Clubs take up about 2.5 blocks along with restaurants and
junk stores and little store fronts selling frozen drinks.

There were a couple of young kids doing street
tumbling .. They were amazing!!


Hotel Chisca
Preservationist are trying to save this old hotel.
Tearing down this hotel would be slap in the face of Memphis'
music history and also to Elvis Presley
and Dewey Phillips
Do a search on Hotel Chisca to getthe whole story


We have no idea what they are planning for this building.
Surprisingly, there people still conducting business
in the ground level storefronts


If you click on this picture to enlarge it , you will
see the employee sitting on the counter. If somebody needed
a frozen Marg or other spirit of choice , she would hop down ,
pour the drink then hop back up on the counter*****************************
We stopped at BB King's Blues Club for Lunch.
The gentelman in the black hat is 87 years young
and plays in the local blue band.

Another view of the inside of the club


Friday, August 06, 2010

Missing You

Hello Marc-- It has been 2 years and I still cannot believe that
you will not be calling me this week. You will
be happy to know that Ian is doing well.
We talk of you often. Also he did a school project:
Jump for Heart in your honor.

This year I will be posting the "SUPERMAN " picture,
but not right now
I need to get thru the morning

I miss those calls from you
I have ONE message on my phone that you left and
I will play it today , just to hear your voice.


You were such a good dad and I remember the
call telling me that Ian had arrived .. you were so
happy and proud.