Sunday, February 23, 2020

Update on The Adorable One

My granddaughter Fiona, aka The Adorable One yesterday. Her mom said she had a fabulous time.


Doing the 'pinky promise' with Elizabeth Warren.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Been a bit since my last post

I doubt I'll be posting a lot anymore, but who knows.

I'm doing ok, the CHF progresses, I get tired early, am usually in bed early.

Made ribs at my daughter's tonight, she made the bbq sauce, better than any commercial sauce I've had.

Hope you are all well.


Sunday, December 15, 2019

And the winner is.....

Butte business uptown have ice sculptors outside their doors around christmas. They last, depending on weather, local vandalism, general inebriation for a week to over a month. This year's winner:



Yoda came to Butte. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

SEALs

This is a link to yesterday's USA Today, written by my wife's brother and sister, about their father, my father in law, the founder of the SEALs.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/voices/2019/12/03/edward-gallagher-navy-seals-founder-trump-pardon-column/2586064001/?fbclid=IwAR1Vu5fUJH73cr8Ml3VNH8SVEmvIaB-pjHwPXEGQiagMQ_dbY7bjxDgBrtc

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Been a bit, but it's Thanksgiving.

I'm over at the youngest's place in Seattle. Brined a turkey this morning, make the neck and giblet broth for her gravy. Her place has a fireplace, watching a fire burn this evening.

Been thinking of times past, other thanksgiving's, other places. Way back, before the oldest, Kate, was born, when we had venison, one time elk. Before we married, I think in '66, she and I spent thanksgiving in the Pocono's, skiing. Or trying to, it was mainly ice. Thanksgiving morning I woke in the motel to her saying 'Open mouth" and shoved in a slice of cold, previous evening's pizza.


A year after the infamous pizza incident. Our honeymoon, 1968.


Many years later, in Rome, thanksgiving with the youngest daughter.


Skipping around in years, near thanksgiving, Marble mountain, 1967. Later in the day they choppered in turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and pumpkin. It just seem weird to me. 



A few years ago, instead of turkey, duck. 

Many thanksgivings, many people. I've been privileged to have a good, exploring life. I look forward to tomorrow, another with my kids and grands. I hope you, my friends, have a good one too. 

Mike




Friday, October 4, 2019

October 4, 1968


Manila, off on honeymoon on her dad's converted Navy minesweeper, the Commander, Naval Forces private boat.