Thursday, July 24, 2014


Born July 24, 1897

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Go boldly and honestly 
through the world...
Learn to love the fact that there is
nobody else quite like you...

~ Daniel Radcliffe
Born July 23, 1989

Friday, July 18, 2014

~ Nelson Mandela
Born July 18, 1918

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Four of my Favorite Guys!

And I got to see them all in the last few days!!



Mike


Paul


And these 2 little teeth-brushers,
Justin and Tim!!
 

Monday, July 7, 2014


I'm getting happier all the time,
which is nice....

~ Ringo Starr
Born July 7, 1940

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Red, White and Blue Memories....

Kelly and were talking about the 4th of July's of the past
the other day.....
Fred loved the 4th of July and when the kids were growing 
up, he would always buy 'good' fireworks....
with Fred's OK, Mike would bring some of his friends over 
on the day of 4th to show them the firework
assortment and we would hear lots of 'ooohhhs' and 
'aaaahhhhs' as the kids checked out all the firecrackers!!
On hot days, we'd have a bunch of neighborhood kids cooling
off in our pool, and the 4th was no different!!

Before it got dark, we would spread quilts/blankets out on our 
front lawn.....then, we'd start the popcorn making!!
Both Kelly and Mike would invite their friends over and once
it got dark, the lighting of the fireworks would start!!
Fred usually started with the 'smaller' ones, and work his
way up to the larger, better, louder and higher ones!!!
Once Mike got a bit older, Fred showed him how to light
them....

I think Fred's Firework show would last at least an hour
or more, depending on how long it was taking to light the
fireworks!!!  And Fred always instructed the kids that their
job on the morning of the 5th of July was to sweep the
area of the street that was the launching pad for all the 
fireworks!!
All the kids always had a great time, but I think Fred had the
best time of all!!  
Miss you always and all ways, Fred....



Friday, July 4, 2014