Fortunately ours......

Fortunately ours......

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010 !!!!!!


Happy Anniversary Elizabeth and Robert...

What a beautiful wedding and fun reception that was.
We love you guys.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Mary in Mexico...

The Sacred Toltec Pyramids of Teotihuacan
(Pictures from the internet)
looking forward to Mary's pictures!!!!
She visited pyramids yesterday...

In November of 1968 Dad and I visited the same pyramid..
we were on a 12 day vacation....
click to enlargen...
In spite of the heat we still "dressed up"...I wore long stockings and skirts and blouses or cotton dresses. Dad sometimes even wore a tie!!!! However around Acapulco we wore shorts and bathing suits.

I had the starburst pin on this day...our first day in Mexico City.
Had the same outfit on later MINUS the pin...the cleaning ladies
had swiped it and my girdle!!!! Read my blog...
"the real Mc Coy"

the real Mc Coy...

Because of Mary vacationing in Mexico, today I am remembering our 12 day trip there in November of 1968. We had a great time visiting Acapulco, Taxco, Cuernavaca and Mexico City doing all the touristy things, like those pyramids and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. We actually never went inside the church because we "ran out of time"....arrghh....but I won't explain that here...better in my "memoirs" !!!!!

In Mexico city and other towns Dad and I actually "dressed up"... me wearing a skirt and blouse or dress and a girdle and long stockings, and Dad a suit or sweater and tie. One day when I was wearing casual clothes, the women who cleaned our room stole my girdle and a lovely star burst pin which I dearly loved. It was my favorite piece of jewelry......and it looked like "the real McCoy"..... So today as I was thinking about that pin and that expression and I thought I'd look up the origin of "the real McCoy" here it is

"The real McCoy" is an idiom used throughout much of the English-speaking world to mean "the real thing" or "the genuine article" e.g., "he's the real McCoy". It is a corruption of the Scots "The real MacKay", first recorded in 1856 as: "A drappie o’ the real MacKay," (A drop of the real MacKay), and this is widely accepted as the origin. How it came to be "McCoy" is unclear – it is first recorded in this form in the US in 1908 and the phrase is the subject of numerous fanciful folk etymologies Rum-runner William S. McCoy Captain William S. McCoy was a boat builder and excursion boat captain in the Daytona Beach, Florida, area from 1900 to 1920. He was also a non-drinker. With the start of Prohibition Captain McCoy began to bring rum from Bimini and the Bahamas into south Florida through Government Cut. McCoy became famous for never watering his booze, and selling only top brands."

No we did not think we were the "bees knees" or the "cats pajamas" as Grandma Orr would say but rather we "dressed to a tea"...We were not too "long in the tooth" to "cut the mustard" but never got "three sheets to the wind". However I was "under the weather" one day because of turistas and never did get to the Ballet Folkorico!!!

We've never lived "high on the hog" but have been Blessed all our lives!!!!

don't complain about your job...

Claire Ollinger R I P

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Laura's children, Clint 19 yrs and Stephanie 17 yrs 2009

San Miguel de Allende

Is this your hotel Mary???? Posada Carmina Hotel

Is this your room Mary???

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

virtual piano keyboard...

Click Here: Check out "The Virtual Piano for Songwriters, Singers, Producers and aspiring musicians"

You can play chords and melodies on it. It also shows you how to play all the chords (triads) in twelve keys. Its an excellent tool for you to learn to play piano, to transpose songs into any key or for writing songs.
To play single notes just click on the notes. To play chords, click on the numbers 1 to 7 just under the piano keyboard or press the 1-7 keystrokes on your computer keyboard. Choose a different key by clicking on one of the twelve key selector buttons.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

the play last night...

It was AWESOME!!!

The kids had so much fun doing it...and I forgot my camera!!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009