Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Our Jack Aidan now has his own pair of binoculars for watching the birds in our backyard.
And for one whole week he wanted to be a "big bird" for Halloween.
But that was last week.
This week he wants to be a "big giant".
Jack's Daddy considered buying him a Giants t-shirt even though Daddy was almost choking on that thought since he is a died in the wool RedSox fan.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
These flowers are for Hayden Moss who was the last Brigade member standing and consequently won half a million dollars on Big Brother last night. Hayden was my pick to win the big money. He's from Arizona State and is a former baseball pitcher. And I'm glad that everyone reacted with disgust to Mensa Matty's big lie about his wife.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
My Favorite Winning Teams This Weekend:
James Madison University
Hayfield Secondary in Fairfax County
Battlefield High School in Prince William County
Sunday, September 12, 2010
The Arlington National Cemetery service for Bryan Rearick was held on Friday, September 10. Many, many people attended the military service that included prayers read by an Army chaplain, the 21 gun salute, the playing of Taps and the presentation of the folded flag. Then with great reverence and dignity Bryan's cremains were placed in Court 7 of the Columbarium. The stateliness and dignity of the memorial service provided some sense of closure and comfort for all of us grieving the loss of Bryan.
All the military and civilian workers at Arlington National Cemetery need to be commended for the excellent service they provide for all the grieving families. Each day around four funeral services are held each hour. Around 16 funerals per day need to be arranged. This is done each and every day with great dignity and respect. Thank you, Arlington National Cemetery!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
My close friend, Delaine Walker, lost her father this past week in New Mexico. Delaine's father was a military veteran and will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in October. Jack and I plan to attend the memorial service at Arlington.
My sister, Mary Ellen Thobe of Tipp City, Ohio lost her sister-in-law, Mary Jane Thobe, who was for many, many years a Precious Blood nun with the order in Dayton, Ohio. I remember Mary Jane Thobe as Sister Elsina who spent most of her adult life persuing advanced degrees and teaching first grade at many different schools in Ohio.
Jack and I want to extend our condolences to both the Walker family and to the Thobe family.