May 23, 2009

Somewhere Over the Rainbow with Bobby McFerrin

Actually, it is the whole Wizard of Oz, in about 5 minutes.

Back in the 1980's when Bobby McFerrin was first popular, I worked evenings and Daddy Senior worked nights. One night when I got home, I found candy with a sticky note: 'Don't Worry, Be Happy, Low Calorie.'

May 22, 2009

Graduation, A Look Back

An Elementary School is closing in the town where I went to High School, one of the last of the schools we knew as children. The rest have already closed, or, as the person who sent me these photos said, "We've been swept into the dustbin of History." If you crossed the railroad and traveled south on the street in front of the school in the photo, our High School was in the next block.

The teachers had the children spell out 'Goodbye Goodyear' and one teacher's husband flew over in a plane and made these pics.

Our Graduation was nearly 50 years ago. I knew everything. Too bad I didn't know enough to keep my mouth shut, listen to voices of experience and follow advice. Life would have been a lot easier.

Thanks to Tim, and Doug, and Jimmy, and Mrs. Lanier's husband, for the Goodyear pics. My photo was in an old box here.

May 17, 2009

Never Forget

It took 36 years for us to fail to observe that a certain day in May is significant to this family, thinking of it some few days late.

May 15, 2009

Family Outing

The Old Dog loved to ride. Buffie is not so sure and resists getting on board. Since Buffie is reluctant, Ikey the Cat has decided he loves to ride because he gets attention. Then Buffie gets aboard because Ikey is there. These pics are the only two I got, pointing the camera back toward us, before Buffie jumped ship.

May 08, 2009

In Search of Desperadoes

There have been burglaries in our community of late. Sheriff's Deputies stepped up patrols and visited homeowners encouraging everyone to be aware of strangers in the neighborhood.

A household near us has a police scanner on, 24/7, even when they are not home. The lady who cleans their house was there doing her usual work recently. Suddenly she heard her own name called over the scanner. She looked outside and Sheriff's Deputies were surrounding the house. She ran outside with her hands in the air, calling out, "I clean for Miss Lorena!" They verified that she was who she said she was and explained that her vehicle was very similar to one they were looking for.

It's funny now, but she must have been terrified. Better to be surrounded by the Law than the unlawful; we know they're on the job.

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