Happy Birthday Cop!

What a great week we've had enjoying Chuck's Birthday!  The family always tries to get together and most of that time is spent eating good food and enjoying each other's company.  
Join me for a birthday week with our "Cop"!....

Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!

That's what little boys are made of!  Maybe add a little bit of dirt, mud, water, fish and lots of sweetness and then you have it!
Aren't they adorable?  Yes they are!  Today I share our boys and their fishing adventures in pictures....

Peaceful Unexpected Mini Vacation!

Hazy Morning

I'll be sharing in pictures today and hope you find them as restful and peaceful as I did.  We went on a day trip that turned into several days at the beach.  I thank the relatives that invited us into their beach vacation!  A beautiful home, dock, waterfront and a short walk to beach access.  Saw some fish caught, including sharks, enjoyed family!  It must have been THE place to be because the neighbors and ourselves couldn't stay away! 
If you haven't been to South Carolina's Beaches do yourself a favor and come on down!  We like it down at Garden City.  Peaceful, secluded at times with plenty of activities for young and old!
Come on in and see the pictures......

Fratelli Carli

Oneglia is the year of a bountiful harvest of olives.  E' on this particular occasion Giovanni Carli, one of six children of typesetter Carlo Carli has the idea of offerering the olive oil produced from the groves of the family, not to local merchants but to nearby families from the nearby Piedmont. Riding his Bianchi Bike part to the houses of the first customers who immediately appreciate the quality of this oil.  His vision and determination are the foundations that have allowed us to Fratelli Carli today. credit
Join me as I tell of these excellent products and the wonderful family company that bring them to us....

We Americans Owe so Much to These Men!

Do you ever give any thought to our founding fathers?  I mean really.  I can truthfully say that I don't give it much thought anymore, not since school anyway.  Oh yearly I'll think about it around July 4th. but that's about it.  
I never knew how much each of them gave up when they signed "The Declaration of Independence".  We should never, ever take our freedoms for granted.  To the ones that started our country, to the brave men and women who have fought and continue to fight for that freedom we give our thanks!
Join me in a little history...



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.