Posts from the “family” Category

Teamwork and floats

Posted on February 6, 2023

Nora had some basketball games this weekend and I was reminded why referees are necessary boundary markers for the games we play. When there are refs, but clear violations of rules are not called, things just get out-of-hand. And they did in one game. In the other game the refs made it clear from the start that they would call penalties which kept the game in good competition. Also a float in Amazon Creek, which flows near our house as seen on my run yesterday.

1948 Boy’s Life

Posted on January 24, 2023

For a variety of reasons I occasionally search for my late father on Google and this time I decided to search for him and the place he worked in the forest service during the summers of 1947 and 1948. Thanks to Google Books, the image of this issue of Boy’s Life showed up. He is mentioned in the article on working with scouts doing trail restoration during the summer of 1948. He was 19 years old. I pretty much know the location of this trail work as well, though I plan to visit it proper this summer. I found a copy of the original on eBay for about fifteen bucks. Aside: The ads in the magazine are quite fascinating to look at and read.…

Seattle Thanks 2022 part 3

Posted on December 3, 2022

Final installment of the holiday weekend. Jonah and his Uncle Jon and I went to the Boeing Museum of Flight. We spent the whole day there and had a great time: A model of the lunar rover. I learned from Jonah that the lunar rover could only go as far away as the lander so that if the astronauts had to walk back to the lander, they wouldn’t run out of air. So even though it could have gone further, it was limited so the fellas survived. Interesting! This was Air Force One for Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon:

Seattle Thanks 2022 part 2

Posted on November 30, 2022

Our visit included a visit to my see my stepmom who turned 85 on Friday! Music was happening at her retirement community so we went to listen. (That’s Why There’s No) Thanksgiving Song Can’t sing along, cuz there’s no Thanksgiving song Pieces of April, now scattered round the table How many more, that’s what this day is for Take the tin foil from the tray, set silverware and plates Paper napkins from the drawer Too gold to stay too long… that’s why there’s Cheap beer and football, sweet wine and pratfalls Careful when you go to plate the cranberries should keep the shape Of the can, our silly yearly plan Makes us laugh until we shake, what little sense it makes To save the…

Seattle Thanks 2022 part 1

Posted on November 29, 2022

Sara was scheduled to work this past weekend, so I took the kids up to her sister’s place for Thanksgiving. We had a lovely time as I hope is captured by some of the photos I managed to take. I’m *still* exploring the GM-1 and these were shot with that camera. Fall is still there these days as can be seen below: Bay Hay and Feed on Bainbridge Island Hanging out with some uncles . . .