Thursday, October 6, 2016

Musing of one wondering about the family connection to Suddeley Castle in England.

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

Musing of one wondering what inspired a Frenchman to come up with the first hotair balloon flight.

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

Musing of one wondering if we ever had a worse political situation.

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

Musing of one watching a group of senior citizens trying to figure out what they could do next.

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.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Musing of one watching the political antics of polital orators.

I think members of congress should be limited to two terms for Senators and six for Representatives; after all why should they be any different from the President.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Musing of one watching a man trying to figure out what to do with his vote for the Presidential election since he did not like any of the candidates.

I know this is probably repetitious, but I still have to face the probable choices that will be available in the Presidential election. As I have said, I have voted in 18 Presidential elections and I cannot recall a single one where there is a such a group of poor candidates to choose from. That's the way it goes.