COVID-19, The Flu, and The Shutdown

Maryland is under a stay-at-home mandate from Governor Hogan. It is like those in most states to stop unnecessary travel and avoid groups. Maintain social distancing. What makes up unnecessary travel? One could look at what businesses are open in Maryland. Based on my trips, the following are open. Necessary …

Coronavirus Disrupts Our Life

  “Septuagenarian versus the coronavirus” might make a movie title for life today. Perhaps it should be “Coronavirus against the earth.” Life normal I am a septuagenarian plus and my wife in her mid-sixties. The first news stories brought few cares, and our lives remained unaffected. We shopped per usual, …

Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year! The refrain rang around the world as the clocks struck midnight locally. Millions attended parties to celebrate the start of a new year. Some celebrated the start of a new decade, while others celebrated the start of the last year of the decade. Whatever your feelings, everyone …

A Bane of Living

One of the curses of living is watching our family and friends pass from this life. Today I attended a funeral for a friend, a man I have known for nearly thirty years. Goodbye Friend During those years, he and I competed against each other in bowling leagues and together …

Musing…

For an unknown reason, I am at a loss for something specific to write about. This doesn’t mean there are not a myriad of subjects flitting through my mind. It means nothing is sticking. Just musing… Musing, let see what is flitting at this moment. I just finished bowling in …

Donald Ray Harris-Memories

My uncle, Donald Ray Harris, died on 10 September 2019. Saying it sounds so clinical and in no way reflects my sorrow. Some favorite memories of my uncle. Memories The first was of him visiting my family after we moved to Beverly Manor, a subdivision of Washington, Illinois.  He was …

David J. Green-Update

Update to the post on David Jerome Green.. The Ship I received a black and white photograph of the ship David, and his family traveled on to the states.  The family was unable to provide the ships name. The picture shows several decks. The higher deck David referred to is …

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 …

Ronald Cameron’s Ninety-third Birthday Visit

The rain on the drive home couldn’t detract from a pleasant weekend visit with relatives in Ohio. The excuse for the trip was to celebrate the ninety-third birthday of Ronald Cameron, her cousin. We attended Ronald’s ninety-second birthday party last year on Easter. It was the first time we met …