Tuesday, December 6, 2016
This house is going to be jumping during the Christmas holidays. There will be at least 8 people and I look forward to a lively time.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Back in the dark ages when I was in high school, there was another high school called reform school, and anybody who messed up was sent there. It was a disgrace to have to go there. The discipline there made you behave or else. I notice that in Seattle there was a walk out of students. Seems to me they could use some discipline, too.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
The front page of the newspaper last week had such negative information about New Mexico as the rest of the country probably thinks it is a wild, uncivilized place. There are only a couple of million people who like to live here so I guess it is a good thing. Apologies to Los Alamos and Sandia Labs.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Having reached the ripe old age of 99, I spend a lot of time reminiscing about the early days. Today I was trying to figure out how the telephone system worked and I think I remember. If it was a local call and a place that had no dial system, you picked up the phone and waited for a girl to say "number please" and she connected you. If it was a long distance call, you asked for a long distance operator and that operator would ask you for the name of the city and telephone number and she would get you connected there. As I remember, long distance calls were about $3/minute, so they were not very common. Of course there was no direct dialing system and no area codes so it was a rather cumbersome procedure.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Here I am at the ripe old age of 99 with a lot to reminisce about which is too boring to put on this. I hit the gray beard stage years ago and since then I progressed to the second stage of developing alligator skin, but I have much to reminisce about and I frequently do reminisce. We had a beautiful family of five, and all three girls left this world some time ago.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Last Tuesday I turned 99 and I don't feel a day older than 99 but I have lots to reminisce about and I frequently do. I have experienced two world wars, a number of so called incidents, and innumerable minor upsets. My wife Mary Kay and I had a beautiful relationship and marriage that lasted over 73 1/2 years until I lost her in 2012. There were 5 in my immediate family. All three women are gone leaving just my son and me as survivors. But all in all it is a good life.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
As I approach my 99th birthday in September, I realized I am blessed. I guess I am also blessed with good genes because my mother lived to almost 105 and then she went of her own accord. She was living in a house in Albuquerque when by brother and his wife came from El Paso and took her down to live with them in a place called Monte Vista were they had acquired a 3 bedroom 2 bath apartment, but my brother's wife did not care for it and they moved back to their old home in El Paso. And since my mother could not afford the apartment she was relegated to a 2 person room where she was extremely unhappy and literally starved herself. I remember we went to visit her and she refused to eat anything. My sister Phyllis was with her when she passed away one month short of 105.