Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

Halloween Flicks

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

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Six years ago…

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

… this happened.

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Happy Friday the 13th!

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Happy Birthday Wife!

Monday, March 19th, 2012

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Halloween Scare Flicks

Monday, October 31st, 2011

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A very small selection of the scary films I watched this haunting season.

Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Jack-o’-lanterns from our pumpkin carving party

Happy 4th! (aka Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day)

Monday, July 4th, 2011

On this date, 72 years years ago, Lou “The Iron Horse” Gehrig delivered his famous “luckiest man on the face of the Earth” speech at Yankees Stadium:

Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.

Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I’m lucky.

When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift — that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies — that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter — that’s something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so that you can have an education and build your body — it’s a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed — that’s the finest I know.

So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for. Thank you.

– Lou Gehrig (July 4, 1939)

Happy Easter.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Opening Day!

Friday, April 1st, 2011

I’m ready!

But first they will have to clear all that snow at Progressive Field in Cleveland!

Happy Birthday Apryl!

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

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