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Booker T. Washington said . . .

"There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs....There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

Could he possibly have had premonitions about people such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton?

Monday, October 25, 2004

23 years of wedded bliss

Today we celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. That's a long time, now-a-days. We both had to work, but we had a nice dinner. I got Shirley a live plant. She likes plants, and carnations, but doesn't like roses. Getting ready to settle down and do a bit of snuggling . . .

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Pictures of the 2000 Lincoln Continental

Here they are! :D (Clicking on the images will show a larger version)

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Got a Lincoln LS

Well, Shirley saw a 2000 Lincoln LS that she fell in love with, and now she has it.

Pictures forthcoming.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Back to work

It was a nice, long weekend. I don't get those very often, as I tend to like to work the holidays, mostly because of the money. But, THIS holiday weekend felt good! The reunion was wonderful. I saw people there that I had never seen before. Most of them that I HAD seen before, I had not seen for at least 15 years. Much can change in a relatively short period of time.

BEST of all, our son went. He doesn't do very much with us, anymore, so it's very much a treat for him to be with us for any length of time.

We left Saturday, after I got off work, and spent the night at a very nice Best Western in Campbellsville, KY. We had stayed there the last time we were in KY. It was a bit of a drive, but it's great place to stay, and the kids really enjoyed it.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Sallee Reunion and 70th Anniversary

We just got back from the Sallee Reunion and the celebration of the 70th wedding anniversary of Rollie and Irene Sallee (my mom's parents).

You can find the pictures here. It might take a little time for the album to load. It contains (currently) 101 pictures.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Wedding anniversary

We're in Kentucky, staying the night at a Best Western. Tomorrow, we will be going to my maternal grandparents celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary. Hopefully, I will provide a link for the pictures in a day or so.

Monday, August 30, 2004

Heart monitor

I had a portable heart monitor attached to me, today. I will have it removed tomorrow afternoon. The doctor wants to get a 24 hour reading on the minor 'fluttering' I periodically have.

My blood tests all came back normal, so there's no muscle damage.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Open house

Our daughter's school had an open house tonight. She's in 9th grade, this year, first year of high school . . . they certainly grow up fast.

Her classes are scattered from one end of the school to the other. Makes for a 'healthy' travel between classes.

Fat White Vampire

I read a book by Andrew Fox called Fat White Vampire Blues last year. It's a pretty entertaining book, and I recommend it for just about anyone. Now, there's a sequel, Bride of the Fat White Vampire. I picked it up last night from Walden Books. I will let you know what I think of it.

It STORMED pretty heavily last night. Our trouble load is up today, of course. Work, work, work . . .

Wednesday, August 25, 2004


We had a storm overnight, and everything is washed clean. What a great way to start a day. It's going to get hot, though.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


I think I want to become a Linux Guru. I think that Linux operating systems are probably the wave of the future. There's MUCH open source software out there, which offers good, workable, (usually) FREE alternatives to the more expensive operating systems such as Micro$oft.

Now, all I need to do is find a willing teacher. I have a few Linux operating systems on CD at home, already. I just haven't done much with them.

Well, it's almost time to start work.

If you want/need a VERY good alternative to the expensive MS Office, try OPEN OFFICE at the following link. It's fully compatible with MS Office documents, and it's FREE!! For full functionality, it does need Java Runtime Environment which can be downloaded at if you don't already have it.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Blood test

Today was the day I got my quarterly blood test for cholesterol, blood sugar, and enzymes. i will have the results in a few days. There's usually not anything extraordinary about the results. What IS unusal is the news that I learned today. The lady, Linda, who took my blood for the last few years died, following surgery, from a bloodclot. She was in her late 40's. That came rather unexpectedly.

2004 Indiana State Fair

We went to the final day of the Indiana State Fair. You can see the pictures here.

It will take me a few days to get them all uploaded to that site, so check back to see if there are new ones.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Google Toolbar Installed

Google Toolbar Installed

Migrating another blog

I am migrating another blog to this one. When I started out blogging, I wasn't sure that was what I wanted to do, but this, combined with the ablility to post pictures in it, is really an exciting thing for me. So, hang in there with me while I get it together.

A Glorious Morning!!

It's a BEAUTIFUL Sunday here. It's the last day of the Indiana State Fair, too, I believe. We haven't gone yet, so this is the day if we're going to go. I will try to take some pictures and post them here and on my OTHER blog,

I switch back and forth, but will try to keep both updated until I decide which one I like best (not that anyone reads them, anyway, but someone might).

Saturday, August 21, 2004

1954 heater was centrally located.

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Drivers door.

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Vanity mirror on the passenger side.

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Driver's view of the steering wheel and dashboard.

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Back seat.

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A/C was a luxury.

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Passenger floorboard.

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Front seat. The seats had covers put on them before the car was driven from the dealer.

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Friday, August 20, 2004

Dad's 1954 Plymouth

Below are some pix of dad's newest car. It is a 1954 Plymouth, with 25,000 original miles on it. It sat in a garage for about the last 4o years. I will post some pics of the interior in a day or so. It's in pretty good shape, except it appears the motor has 'seized' up from not being started.

Front view of dad's Plymouth

Dad's 1954 Plymouth

Dad's 1954 Plymouth


It's raining, today. Not just the 'little trickle' that most of the US (with the exception of Florida) gets, but it's REALLY raining.

Rain is a good thing, but it's difficult to work in it when one works outside.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

This is the first

Ok. THIS is actually the first REAL day of this 'blog. However, I will be merging entries from an older 'blog in the near future. So, you might check back to see if there are changes prior to this day.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Head on collision

Our son had a head-on collision today. Everyone was shaken, but pretty much ok. THIS is the reason ya wear seatbelts.

You can see the pictures here -->>

Sunday, April 04, 2004

Son's first tattoo!!!

Our 18 year old son got his first tattoo, today. It's a celtic cross on his right arm. I will try to have a picture of it soon.

Tuesday, March 09, 2004


Yesterday, we all saw Passion of the Christ. What a movie!! On it's own, it was a fantastic movie of man's treatment of what he fears. To the Christian, it was a VERY realistic portayal of the stories in the Bible. If you haven't seen it, I recommend you do, if you're not 'squeamish'.

Monday, March 01, 2004

Just a quick catchup

For ANYONE who's reading this, sorry for the gap in time, but I told you it would happen. I only have a few minutes, as I just popped into the local library to check out a book.
I discovered a blind spot in my eye last week. The eye doctor says it's a 'histo-lesion' caused by a condition called "presumed occular histoplasmosis syndrome". That's a fungus that most in this region of the USA have. It's transmitted by bird droppings, and our environment is ideal for its growth, spread, and survival. Anyway, the fungus isn't so much the problem as is the bodies way of dealing with it. The fungus can cause an inflamation in the retina, and that causes a part of the retina to be destroyed. I'm pretty lucky that it's in my periphery, where it's just an annoyance, vs being in the center, where it would REALLY affect my vision.
More, later.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Happy Valentine's Day

One of the annual days set to celebrate romance and love. It also happens to be Mom's birthday.
Nothing exceptional happened. The kids got their mom a HUGE frog-prince in a basket. I got her some Lindnor chocolates and a terrerium plant. Of course, the BIG topper for the evening was the romantic McDonald's carryout . . .

Burnout has arrived, I think

Friday, February 13, 2004

Early in the Morning

Early in the morning
I will celebrate the Light.
When I stumble in the darkness
I will call Your Name by night.
God of wonders beyond our galaxy
You are Holy, Holy.
The universe declares Your majesty.
Father, Holy, Holy.
Lord of heaven and earth.
Lord of heaven and earth.
Halleluah to the Lord of heaven and earth.
Halleluah to the Lord of heaven and earth.
Halleluah to the Lord of heaven and earth.

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