Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas!!!

DeBary, FL

57 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast = Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 83F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Not much has been happening around here lately, except getting ready for Christmas. Of course, that means getting presents, wrapping them and getting the ones for out of town shipped off.  Well, all of that has happened and now we're just waiting for the big day!! ;-)

Laura and Ashley came over one day and helped put up the Christmas tree and other decorations, so now the tree is decorated and there's presents under it, just waiting to be opened.

While they were here, Laura found a piece of wrapping ribbon and tied it around my neck. Don't I look festive???

Tomorrow, Christmas morning, Laura, Lindsey, Ashley, Chris and Anna will be coming over here to open presents. There will also be a breakfast, so Linda is putting out some goodies and Laura and the girls will also be bringing something to contribute.

It should be a fun day!!!

Both Jim and Linda are doing fine and I hope all of you are well also. Please be careful if traveling during the holidays.
Did you know that the world's tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950?


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Day That Lives In Infamy

DeBary, FL.

65 deg. clear, no wind.

Forecast tonight = A few passing clouds, otherwise generally clear. Low 54F. Winds light and variable.

I hope all of you took a little time to remember all those servicemen and women who lost their lives 75 years ago. Many never even had the chance to fight back.

Here in our Mobile Home park, right across the street from our house, there is a man named Bill. Bill is a great man who is keeps very active, cutting his lawn, trimming bushes and pretty much maintaining his home. Now, this is not too unusual, except for the fact that Bill is in his mid-ninety's!!!! He was also in the service on December 7th 1941 and was stationed at Pearl Harbor!!!

Bill doesn't talk much about Pearl Harbor, (like most service men who have lived through a horrendous situation),  but one day he did mention to Jim that he had indeed been there on the that terrible day.

There aren't many people alive today who were there and I'm so glad I've been able to meet and get to know Bill and I hope he'll be around for a good many more years. After all, who would watch our house while we're away for the summer?

Thanks for your service, Bill!!!

Did you know that over 3,500 Americans were killed or wounded in 2 waves of terror lasting 2 long hours?