Happy 4th of July 2019

Happy 4th of July 2019. It is my seventy-first, and I am thankful to be free to enjoy it. Hale and hearty, though less so than on one while stationed in Iceland. 4th of July in Iceland It was spring 1974, and I was a newlywed waiting for my next …

Snow is coming

Snow in the forecast Snow arrived at my house tonight. The forecasted one inch turned out to be a dusting.  This is not snow I thought as I let my dogs out to run this morning. I could only shake my head as visions of what the wife and I …

Traditions on Christmas Day? Have they changed?

Christmas day presents Traditions — Christmas Day is upon us. Are you ready? For once we, my wife and I, are ready! We have the presents purchased and wrapped. They sit under the tree waiting for the package distributor to pick one and call out a name. If tradition holds, …