Fortunately ours......

Fortunately ours......

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mary and John in Morro Bay

On a bicycle ride

 Mary Lisa

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lunch at John and Sue's

A delightful lunch and home tour.
What a beautiful place.  Also enjoyed the little movies
John took going down his path to the lake.

Lee Silva

Lee came by yesterday for a visit. He was in town for his Lincoln High School reunion.
Nice chat about old times. He left us a copy of his latest book..... continuation of his first book.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy birthday Fred

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hardwood floors

In our bedroom
On Tuesday and Wednesday the Cheims, Michael, Marie and Martin
totally cleaned out and moved furniture from our bedroom getting
ready for the floor finishers.  The bed frame was a huge task as
it is so cumbersome and heavy..they did it.

into bathroom

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dan, and boys

Were here today for lunch..and go swimming. No photos so am putting some from the beach.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Combined Operations WWII

This letter was written to us by the fellow who put together the web page about Dad and the Normandy invasion and Dad's ships.  Interesting.

Dear All,

On Thursday, July 4th 2013, in the presence of Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, CBE and 200 guests including 25 WW2 veterans, 6 Standard Bearers, a bugler and a piper, the Combined Operations Command Memorial was unveiled by General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE ADC Gen, Commander of the Joint Forces Command and dedicated by the Reverend Prebendary Tony Wood.
No greater honour could be bestowed on the service personnel of yesteryear, than for the Commander of their modern equivalent Force to honour their memory and achievements by his presence.
The event is described in photos and text on the Combined Operations Command website. Just log on to and click through the ‘Memorial’ link in the page banner to the memorial sub web. Select ‘Dedication Ceremony’ from the list of available pages.
The memorial is on the north bank of the River Tame in the grounds of the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire, England. The memorial is a 15 minute walk from the visitor centre but electric scooters, wheelchairs (recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment) and golf style buggies are available for the less ambulant. Entrance to the Arboretum is free but visitors are very welcome to make a donation towards its upkeep and development. There is a charge for parking.
You are included in this mailing because you have previously contacted me about Combined Operations. If you do not wish to receive further very occasional newsletters, please let me know and your name will be removed.
Thank you for your support and interest.
Kind regards
Geoffrey Slee
Combined Operations Memorial Fund

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First day of school

 Marie is the first grade class helper

Annette's class

Monday, September 2, 2013

John Sue and Christina at Dana's point

Mary sent me these pictures and am passing them on
John says "We visited Christina where she works at the Westin in 
southern california. We were able to stay at the very fancy St. Regis
for less than half price because its a sister hotel to the Westin and 
Christina gets a big discount! Xo

Sunday, September 1, 2013

5 colors

One of the blogs I follow entered this photo contest the other day.  Sponsored by Travel Supermarket, a British online travel seller, the contest is open to anyone around the world who has a blog.

These are my entries.
yellow, blue, green white and red 

a yellow rose from our garden (I named it Lady Di)

 I took a Lismore water goblet and poured
water and blue food coloring to get this shot.

 The letter F
The Fortune tree after our name
this is on our street at the cabin

 a dull day almost white at the lone cypress
at Carmel, Ca

my grand daughters red shoes