David J. Green-Memories of a Visit

David J. Green passed away on August 15, 2019. My wife, three of my grandchildren, and I visited with David while we were in southern Texas. We were there as part of our RV excursion. I had the pleasure of spending most of one day alone with him. During our …

RV Excursion with KOA Stops

Our RV, recreational vehicle, vacation to Texas ended Friday, 2 August. Two weeks away from home brought a tumultuous welcome from our two Labrador mixes. Objectives This trip was the third we have taken in the thirty-two foot class C. Three of our seven grandchildren joined us on our adventure. …

US Women’s Soccer Team and More

I spent over twenty-five years in the United States Navy. It was with disgust and disappointment that I watched some women dubbed “US Women’s Soccer Team” disrespect the country’s anthem and flag. The worst image during the post-game celebration was a player intentionally dropping the flag to the ground. But …

Monday Seniors Bowling League -2019

Monday Seniors League “It’s over!” I said at the Monday Seniors League banquet. How many times have I uttered those words in May? I haven’t counted, but I am sure it has been at least fifty. I said them to my granddaughter as we waited for my wife to call …

The year in review

We are in the last hours of Christmas Day. A week from today we will start a new year, 2019. How quickly the year has passed.

Missing You Still

My wife and I returned to South Texas in our RV to visit relatives and to visit the gravesites of her mother, father, and brother. Though time has passed, the emotions and sentiments expressed are as strongly alive in us today as then. Missing you What does ‘missing you’ mean? …

Vacation to South Texas in July

Vacation to high temperatures Who takes a vacation to South Texas in July? We hesitate to say it is my wife and I. And we brought two grandchildren with us. It was in the high 80’s when we left Maryland in our RV. We saw the temperature gradually rise as …

Retirement, a New Beginning

Standing in front of the Military Induction Center in Chicago, Illinois at 6:30 am, I had no thought I would retire on 26 January 2018 after 51 years, one month and 28 days. The years either in the US Navy or contracting to Navy affiliated organizations. So ends a phase of my …

Christmas Eve – Santa’s coming

Tis Christmas Eve and it resembles a cold fall day at our home. The weather is clear and warmest it has been in days. Miles north, it has been cold with freezing rain or inches of snow. A wintry mixture is worthy of the season. We are fortunate our travel …

RVing and Northern Padre Island

RVing and Northern Padre Island I told of RVing to Corpus Christi, Texas in our new RV in the last post. We have had four full days visiting with relatives. Read about today when we took our three grandchildren and three of their cousins to Northern Padre Island. Secretly there …