Monday, November 6, 2017

Pray

Prayers are much needed for these Families in Texas and also all over ! 
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Remember our Veterans this 11th day of November at 11 AM !

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Rest in Peace

It was a sad day today but one that needed to be done.
My Honey and I traveled up to Hopkinton, New York, 2 1/2 hour drive and attended the internment of an Old Friend and former Brother In Law.
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Tom died in March from Throat and Lung Cancer in the Syracuse Hospital Vetrans Hospital. , a few FUBAR's and SNAFU's caused a delay in his service.   Today his Watch Stands Relieved and he was laid to rest at 10AM on the 25th of October, 2017.
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The Norwood American Legion arrived in full Turn out gear along with a Bugler.
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The Priest conducted the Burial Rites from the Commitment Book.
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The Flag was presented to my former Sister in Law in Grateful Appreciation for his Service to his Country.  My former nephews Tim and Tom and Jean and ex wife Donna  above with Flag.
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My ex wife Donna and ex sister in Law Jean at end of service. 
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Service has ended and we all left in Peace !
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Remember our Vets !
 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Well, we sure are getting some nice weather, right now it is 103 in the sun so the thermometer says,  I am currently going 3 days a week, M,W,F to Cardiac Rehab and wear a Heart Monitor as I exercise under the careful eye of my Nurse.  I go from 10am to 11 am and get a pretty good work out.
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Fall decorations are out now and the leaves are mostly at Peak !
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It is Fall in the North Country.
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This my Honey standing with Lyle Bylow, a Korean War Vet who is going to Washington on an Honor Flight to view the Statues and Memorials, they fly out of Syracuse to Washington, spent the day and fly home that night,  this is our 10th Honor Flight.
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This is our Honor Flight # 10 of Korean and WWII Veterans we sent to Washington.  Their expenses are paid for by our Legion and there guest pays for their own ticket to escort them.  Lady in center is Honor Flight Chairperson for our Northern District.
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Me, Commander Stan Atkins and Lt. Cmdr. Bruce Rounds after putting our Honor Flight Veterans on the private coach to take them to the airport.    
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Never Forget our Veterans !
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Set Back

Well, after my last Heart Catherization I thought things were going OK, well, I ended up going over to the ER and the Doctor sent me back to St. Joe's in Syracuse.  I went by Ambulance in a Quick trip, got there and saw my old friend Dr. Caputo, he decided to go back in and check the heart pressures.
I was given more blood thinners, Hepburn and thought maybe they were going to cath me in the morning.   
I settled down and got my heart regulated and was resting when about 5PM in came the team and down I went for my Heart Cath !!
I was in the operating room form about an Hour!!!!
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Well, I am now home, resting and have to go for Cardiac Rehab 3 days a week starting the 22nd!       Hoping things progress smoothly.     
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Glad everything in Florida is calmed down and also Texas now if we can get the Fires under control !
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Remember our Veterans, all Past and Present !!
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Getting Back to Normal

Well, Hoping things get back to Normal, what ever normal will be,  this year was the "wettest" spring and summer on record with 29 inches of rain.  This is a picture of the heavy rains flowing out of the rocks on Humphrey Hill !
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This has hurt the Apple Trees and also hurt the Corn Crops.    
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We only have been out camping once and we spent a Month in Florida with My Honeys Mother.
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I ended up with Heart Issues and Hospital stay and another stent.
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I did get to join the Guys and we played at the Country Manor Nursing home for the residents which was a great time, The Nursing Home was just sold so don't know if the new owners will welcome us back next month ?

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Fall is not to far off,  Geese are flying over heading SOUTH in large swarms and we saw a lot of them today !!.
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The Leaves on the trees are turning the nice reds, yellow, orange and browns now.

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We were in Florida at Lake Okeechobee for a Month this July and August, Now there is a Hurricane bearing down on them, IRMA is heading in,  this picture above is of a place on the Lake called Nubbins Slough, I am pointing to a rather large Gator, the water from here is released and goes to Port St. Lucie and the Ocean, when we were there the water was flowing INTO Lake Okeechobee which is not good, Lake Level right now as 13.63 feet and they are trying to lower it !!! 
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. This is the Lock at Buck Head Ridge where we like to stay. Hopefully this will do all right as this is my fishing spot.

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We are Praying for Anna Mae's Family in Florida and everyone else that they all are safe and sound with the upcoming storm !!
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Don't Forget, Remember our Vets !!!
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Friday, September 1, 2017

Surprise !! Another Stent

Wow have we been busy after getting back from Florida,  We got Anna Mae's Mother back on her feet from Heart Problems and on Monday August 21st I went for my checkup, Doctor said I was doing good and then on Wednesday August 27th I was rushed to our local hospital for chest pain and then transferred to St. Josephs Cardiac Unit in Syracuse, they found a blockage and opened it up and placed another "Stent" to get blood flowing.  Was in Hospital for 4 days now home walking and trying to regain my strength.  
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The blockage was inside in the LAD, the first picture shows my heart while laying on the Table, I am awake and talking with the Doctor as they repair the blockage and where there was no blood flowing as it should.
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This second picture shows where the Stent has been placed and shows Blood flowing thru the LAD as it is supposed to.  as of now I have 9 Stents in the Heart and 1 stent in my neck !
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I am feeling better and am truly Blessed I am still going as there have been so many of my friends who have not made it this far!! 
Have not been able to drive, nor play the Guitar or Sing but soon as I am gaining !!!!!
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Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 2nd we celebrate our 28th Anniversary, we were married on a Saturday, Sept. 2nd in 1989 .
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Happy Anniversary to the Love of my Life,    Anna Mae!!!!
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 Don't Forget, Remember our Vets !!!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Homeward Bound

Well, we have gotten Anna Mae's Mother somewhat back on her feet after some Heart Issues and surgery.  She was able to go out and celebrate her 84th Birthday with her 3 sons and 1 daughter.  Anna Mae was a little hard on her making her walk twice a day, being so hot, 102 in the shade Anna Mae would take her mother to Public, Tractor Supply, Winn Dixie, Walmart and walk all the isles in the Air Conditioning due it being to hot and muggy!  We were in Florida in Okeechobee almost a Month and are now home!!   Good Flights down annd back and I got a good del on our car rental thru the Veterans and American Legion with Enterprise Car Rental.  Great Company.
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Anna Mae and her Mom walking in Okeechobee !
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We went out about 7PM as the temperature was down to about 80 and not so muggy, I was having a problem breathing in all that heat !  Above is the dock in front of Anna Mas Mothers house.
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I did some fishing and got lucky with these beauties!!!!
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Above is Charlie, Vice President of a Manufacturing Company in Florida,  Anna Mae with her brother Libnan, seated beside Nickolas and Anna Maes Mother Irene.  84th Birthday Party!!.
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While celebrating Anna's Mothers 84th brthday, in the above Picture this group of ladies were celebrating the 96th birthday of the lady in the Pink Top, they stopped at the table and sang happy birthday to Irene, No Idea who they were but they were enjoying life !!!!!!
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Anna Mae and her Mother on her Birthday !!
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At Night we would go down to "Nubbins Slough" and count the Alligators at night, most we counted was one night we had 14 and got some nice video's and saw a couple of them fighting.
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The above Old Guy was about 14 feet long !!!  He chased the smaller ones out of the lock !
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Lock at Buck Head Ridge to get up into Lake Okeechobee so we could go get some Bass.
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Some of them !
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Tailgate of the Truck after unloading about 9:30 AM and was getting hot!  They were Delicious Bass !!!!!
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Earl Morning walk before heading up to Sanford Florida to take Plane Ride Home,   made it home in 2 hours and 45 minutes !!!!!
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Never Forget, Remember out Vets !

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Took Anna Mae's Mother to JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach for check up on her surgery and Implant,  Great News as she can do more a little more by herself !!
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It is HOT, it was 96 in Okeechobee but news said it felt like 102, funny because back home in New York it is only 68 and my Brother is crying about how cold it is !!!!  He is wearing his coat!!!!!  
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Anna Mae's Mother lives   on a Canal that goes to "Taylor Creek and the Lock down there is closed.  Water is at 12.7 feet which is low!!   We got home and I took some free time and I WENT FISHING!!!!!!!
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Bang, first cast and I got a nice scrappy "Warmouth", they are a nice scrappy fish, Anna Mae was tired and said she would take a few pictures but she was heading for the recliner in the house and chat with her mother.
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Second cast and I got a "Whopper" as my Dad would say,  this thing put up an awesome fight but I did get it landed!!!
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 I finally got Anna Mae to quit laughing but she said she had to get a picture of this "Whopper" !!!
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Anna Mae tried to get a picture of the Coot and her babies but they would not cooperate!
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I caught about 2 dozen fish of assorted sizes and types, it was fun and my Honey finally came down and got me to come in before I got fried in the Sun or over tired!!!!
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A Beautiful Sunset!!!!!!
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Don't Forget, Remember our Vets, those past and present !






Monday, July 24, 2017

Hotter than Blue Blazes

We are still in Florida, Anna Mae is working with her Mother helping her get back on her feet, they did not walk outside today, it was 102 on the Thermometer, "Not in the Sin", so I really don't know how hot it is outside but my Grandfather Silas would say it's "Hotter then Blue Blazes" !!!!!!
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Took the rental car out for a ride, we took a break as Anna Maes Mother had some Doctor Appointments and we had some free time!!
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Saw this nice beautiful Caracara and were lucky to get a photo of him.
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We love to watch the Sand Hill Cranes !!
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We drove over past the Old Okeechobee Land Fill and they now have it fenced in and lots  and lots of cattle there!
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It was getting hotter so we headed back home as Anna Maes mother was due back from the Doctors office, Tomottow we have to take her to West Palm Beach to the Specialist that put in her Heart Monitor and Defib and Pacemaker..
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I for got just how hot it could get, I do remember being below deck on the USS Morrison, FFG-13 when we lost Ventilation once and Guys were getting sick and passing out, I kind of had that feeling today till I got back inside to Air Conditioning !!!
 Don't Forget, Honor our Vets !!
 


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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Florida Bound

Well, we have made a quick trip to Florida on Wednesday,  My Honeys Mother had Heart Surgery, a Pace Maker and Defibralator installed, she called and asked if we could come down and help her get back on her feet so here we are and man oh man is it ever Hot and Muggy !!!
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We left Odgensburg, New York and in 2 hours and 45 Minutes we were in Sanford Florida.
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Coming into Sanford Florida !
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We had a rough trip from Sanford Florida to Okeechobee to Raulerston Hospital to see My Honeys Mom !   Rain so hard ya had to stop !!!
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We got to Hospital and have spent the last 2 days sitting here !
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We took a break and visited the Lake, here we are in our Myrtle Beach T Shirts in the Park with the Lake in our background !
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Hopefully we can get her back up and on her feet in the next couple of weeks !!!
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Don't forget, Remember the Vet !!!!


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