September 27, 2008
Today was spent trying to get caught up on paperwork. I found out today that one of the classes that I had scheduled was cancelled. So I have to postpone my training until mid November. Holly was pretty happy about that and I am OK with it too.
I needed to share one more of the colorful boys of Valley View Elementary. I think that they have street signs on their heads from one of Ian's tracks. It's really too bad that they didn't have that color hair spray when we were kids. (Comment from 2008, it's Ian and 2 friends and they had spray painted their hair to these unnatural colors and were holding these toy stop signs on their heads. This is probably one of the oldest PotD archives.)
Have a great day,
September 26, 2008
John Sipley, my cousin that lives in or around Des Moines, Iowa sent in today's picture, and he writes:
"My wife's family decided to have a family reunion starting the 29th of August. Oh, ONLY eight hours from home in Des Moines IA. We got on the road later than I wanted, plus stops. It was 7PM when we pulled off the highway for the final 30 min leg of our journey. I was certain we we're going to be the last ones there. Ah yes I also forgot construction in and around Minneapolis (we just skirted around the edge) then joined the parking lot which was I90 W toward our destination near Detroit Lakes MN. Dad (me) was crabby when we pulled in, the second family. Boy did I feel silly! Our daughter, Brianna, brought her best friend from school and after we unpacked the van they took a canoe out. The picture below is one I caught before the light was gone. The resort is East Silent Resort near Dent, MN. It really was very relaxing and lovely."
I have also begun posting my stuff in a blog. Holly says that's what all of these emails for the past 7 or 8 years have added up to any way, so why not post them? OK, I will try that. What I would like to know is if everyone could go there and check it out. Subscribe to the site by filling in your email address and clicking on the Subscribe button. If this will work for everyone, I will be stopping the manual email method and using the automated one exclusively. Please try it and see if it will work for you. I would ask that you let me know because, as an engineer, I have printed out the list of all the subscribers and won't change unless you all can do this. By the by, this is a perfect time to opt out, just let me know, otherwise, I'll probably ask you why you haven't signed up for the automatic.
Click here to see the site: http://pizzamaster.blogspot.com/
One last note, since I will be joining the boys, I won't be sending one one out on Saturday.
September 24, 2008
I had a rare chance tonight to visit with my Aunt Sandee. She was back in Minnesota for a high school class reunion and has been taking her time, going here and there along the way visiting with family and friends. We were pretty pleased to have rated a stop on the tour. As we are having dinner her cell phone rings and it's her son, my cousin Herb. I could see it coming, she handed me the phone and said, "Tell him hi, but don't tell him who you are." Ok, I'm game and I play along. Poor Herb didn't even know which state his mom was currently in, cell phone you know. So I tell him Michigan and he's making some guesses, that I assume have to do with his Dad's side of the family. Once I tell him it's me and then we're trying to figure out when the last time we were together. As near as I can figure it was back in 1977, I drove him to work at a restaurant on the New York Turnpike. Some interesting things to point out:
- I am certain of the date because I was there before I started my second year of drafting.
- I remember that was the year that Elvis Presley died, it was a really big deal back then.
- We went to a park and I jumped off a 70 foot cliff into a pretty shallow pond
- I hung with the Vingoe side as well and had some fun
- Driving Herb to the restaurant resulted in getting me trapped on the turnpike and I couldn't get off until the next exit, 30 miles away and they wanted to charge me for the whole toll. I remember cousin Nancy and I were pretty nervous about calling Uncle Chuck.
Great trip down memory lane. Anyway, Aunt Sandee is well, and it sounds like the whole Clark family is doing pretty well. I tried to find a shot of my dear auntie, but alas, I was too tired. So, here's one of my dad from when he was about 21.
Have a great day!
September 23, 2008
Here's one from this summer at Camp Gerber, the boy scout camp. It's Ian and me we're just coming back from repelling down the climbing tower. Yes, I know, I need some new photos. You readers could submit a favorite or two, with some description and and we'd all learn about each other. Just a thought.