Friday, January 5, 2018

Cold, Cold and Cold !

Well, it's still cold, bone chilling cold, cold enough so that I have stayed inside and this weekend it is still gonna be below zero,  I will go out at 11AM Sunday to play at Church !.
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I stayed busy cleaning and restringing  my Guitars and the Mandolin !   It a Pain in the Butt putting on new strings but well worth it for the difference in sound between old and new strings !
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All restrung and a fresh coat of Special Pledge Polish and tuned up.     1 problem with new strings is that they "Stretch" and you have to retune them several times before they stay tuned !
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Well, I am gonna go in and Play around with the Dobro and see what we can learn on it !!!!
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Stay Warm, Stay Inside !!!   Don't forget our Veterans !
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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR

Another year rolls around and I can honestly say I am glad to see it come in,  I really hope to be around to see a lot of years come around.   This year we will not be going to Florida for any part of the winter.  It looks like a year for Dental Work for me.    I have been lucky but seems like I am going to need some 40 and 50 year old gold and silver fillings, crowns, and bridge work filled, fixed and repaired.  Hopefully Praying they are not that bad !
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We had a Great New Years Eve, I was in bed at 10;30PM,   Oh Well, I have seen a lot of midnights and do like my sleep!
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I got up early and prepared a nice 8 pound Prime Rib for our New Years Dinner !  The big kettle on the stove is not for cooking, the humidity in the apartment is only 25% so we boil salt water and try to raise the Humidity up to 45 to 50% so our skin is not so dry!
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I trimmed some fat, rubbed the boneless prime road down with some fresh garlic and salt and pepper and sprayed it with Butter Pam to get a good crusty seared cover.
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Final touch is fresh store bought green onions on the top and ready to cook at 450 degrees for 35 minutes,  then turn heat down to 350 degrees and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes for medium rare.
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All Done, 1 perfect Prime Rib,  and it was delicious.
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 We used to cook 4 lobsters, couple pounds of Shrimp and have this on New Years Eve but this year we went for Prime Rib !
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We are getting hammered with SNOW and sub zero Temps, I mean 35 below zero,  I have a hard time breathing in this cold sub zero weather !
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I have to wear a Mask to avoid the Cold air on my lungs !
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We had to go out, it was a Blizzard out there, hard to see and temperature was 12 below zero !!! COLD!
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Well Happy New Year !!!!       Don't forget our Vets !

Thursday, December 28, 2017

HOLY FREAKIN COLD !!!!

Well, it sure got cold, this morning we had Temperatures of 28 Below Zero hers at our place in West Carthage,   Cold enough where I could not go outside as it would hurt me !!  I have COPD and Cold Air is not good for me anymore.
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We also got hammered with Snow, some places got 50 inches !!!
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This House in Lorraine which is about 20 Miles from us had the elderly couple trapped inside by 5 feet of Snow and had to be dug out and rescued !
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I like living here in Senior Citizen Housing as I do not have to shovel or Plow Snow anymore !
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Roads are open now after being closed due to snow drifts and wind whipped white outs !
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Well, going to go turn up the Thermostat as right now it is 14 below zero outside at 7PM!!!!!

Wonder if Jack and Sherry are Cold in Florida ??
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Stay Warm, Don't Forget our Vets !
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Friday, December 22, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

I take this time to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
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We have gotten back into singing and playing at the Nursing Homes and other places. It is great to be back at it again !   We are going to a Monthly Bible Study with some of ur friends and enjoying this time together.
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We are the Ushers and Greeters again this year for Christmas Eve Services at United Community Church,  This will be I believe 27 years we have Ushered in his arrival.
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Remember our Veterans !!!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Hell'o Old Man Winter

Well, Winter is here, Officially it does not start till December 21st but it roared in,   We went to Syracuse Thursday to the airport and picked our son Jonathan who flew in from Portland, Oregon for a Visit and to visit family !
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We went to Art's Jug in Watertown and surprised his Mother, Nephew and Niece, his sister was missing as she was unable to be there, we had a good time !
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This is my 5th year of taking the family out for Christmas,  I like it as we all can get together and no one has to clean up !
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The above picture was a taken at the Olive Garden in 2014 when we were all together .
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While here we got a chance to do a little playing and singing which was a nice evening and we even had some of the residents wander down to listen and we enjoyed ourselves !
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We got hammered with SNOW and it is still coming down !!!!
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You can tell it's "COLD" because I have to wear a Mask so I can breathe without hurting my lungs !!!
Everyone Stay Warm, and Don't forget our Veterans !!!
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

HELL'O WINTER

Well we have been lucky so far, Old Man Winter has spared us, right now it is 51, raining and a stiff breeze, but,  The first big lake effect snow storm of the season is likely Wednesday through Friday in Upstate New York as the coldest air of the season moves in from Canada. Buffalo could get a foot of snow, and areas to the south could get double that. Carthage, Watertown and Tug Hill is in the path of up to 20 inches as the wind sweeps in from the west. Wednesday commutes could be slippery and dangerous in both spots, the National Weather Service says.
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Outside is green grass, leaves and the Bird Feeders are clear,  Saint Francis under the tree is ready for possible a good storm.
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We have to go to Syracuse Thursday and that is in part of this Winter Watch !!
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This my Idea of Winter but having been in the Hospital and at the Doctors Office and in Cardiac Rehab for the past 2 months and waiting to see what the Doctor says tomorrow about today's Nuclear Stress Test. 
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You stay Warm down there in Deltona Jack and Sherry !
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Don't Forget, Remember our Vets, Past and Present !
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

THANKFUL

I am Thankful to have enjoyed another Thanksgiving with my Loving Wife, we both are Thankful for each other !!

I am Thankful for all my Friends out there in Blog Land and Face Book.
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I am Thankful that I can remember most things, I cannot remember what I had for lunch yesterday, but I can remember I graduated on June 26 at 4PM and who was all there !
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Enjoy Life, Live every Day !!!!!!
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Don't forget our Veterans, Past and Present !


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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