Sunday, November 30, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving November 27, 2014

We ate, and drank and laughed all day. We ate and drank and laughed all night.  Another wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  There is a very unifying thought that across the country and even across continents so many celebrate this day by being with loved ones, eating very similar meals and acknowledging and being thankful for our many blessings in life.  This is how we celebrated Thanksgiving 2014:

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Friday, November 28, 2014

A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Yesterday Mike sent this email to the kids. A new Thanksigiving tradition has been born in our family.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Barb took the attached picture last year.  I bought the shirt at Mark's for a couple of dollars.  I decided to imitate Rock, but take it to the next level.  I printed this picture and I am going to take it to our dinner, and take the same picture with the same shirt while holding last year's picture.  I am going to do this every year for as long as possible.
It was in the 80's today.  Does not seem right.
Tomorrow  I am making my garlic mashed potatoes.  As Grandpa Nate would say, it will be a feeding frenzy, or maybe better yet:
mangiare e dormire
After I load up on tryptophan and fall asleep during the Lakers game,  I will be dreaming we are all together.
And then will have a turkey sandwich.
With Love,


Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving 2014


“Overeating at Thanksgiving is a case in point.

It's a national tradition.”

― Eric Samuel TimmStatic Jedi: The Art of Hearing God Through the Noise

Long-distance Thanksgiving Humor

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving To All

We give thanks on this day for our many blessings.

Painting by Normal Rockwell

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

What Is Life?

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” Chief Crowfoot.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

There Is Always Hope

“It's silly not to hope. It's a sin he thought.” 

― Ernest HemingwayThe Old Man and the Sea


Ernest Hemingway Passport photo 1923

Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

When Things Don't Work Out The Way You Hoped

"Hard to get at the time, but you will find the Universe has bigger and better things in store for you." -unknown

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Share and Share Alike

Lemon Drops on the Rocks

For a grown-up lemonade, turn to this vodka-spiked version.

  • SERVINGS: 12
Directions: Combine vodka, lemon juice, and sugar, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.
Transfer to an ice filled pitcher, add lemon slices, and serve.


  • 3 cups vodka
  • 2 1/4 cups fresh lemon juice (from 10 to 12 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons superfine sugar
  • Ice, for serving
  • Thin lemon slices, halved, for garnish

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Don't Waste It

Rainy day Los Angeles 1950's

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice." -Steve Jobs

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Only The Beginning

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." -- Nido Qubein

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What We Can Do

"We shall meet in the

 place where there is no darkness..."

Catholic Charities volunteers are thereto work with our clients, often being a friend and simply someone to talk to. If you understand and would like to help out others in your community, volunteer with us here at:

Monday, November 17, 2014

More Family Party Fun

Celebrating Barb and Mary's birthdays 

On Saturday November 15, 2014 we celebrated my sister in law, Barb and my best friend Mary's birthdays.  We hosted a Greek themed dinner.  Always wonderful to be with family and dear friends to celebrate these special days.  Here's a little slideshow of our dinner on saturday evening.

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Never Behind

Sunday, November 16, 2014


"For the things which are seen
are temporary
but the things which are not seen
are eternal." - unknown

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monkey Boss

"I've always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific."-Lily Tomlin  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Let's Live A Little In A Big Way

Photo by Guy Bourdin

"in between goals, 
is a thing called
life, that has to be
lived and enjoyed."
-Sid Caesar

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Luck

"It was my luck to have good teachers in my youth, men and women who came into my dark head and lit a match." -Yann Martel

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

All The World's A Stage


"All the world 's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts" - (Act II, Scene VII). "As You Like It" Shakespeare.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Celebrating Ann & Judy's Birthdays

We had a lot of fun celebrating our cousins Ann and Judy's birthdays on sunday Nov. 9, 2014

Here's a little slideshow of our fun night together.
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I Am Not Bossy

Sunday, November 9, 2014

What Endures


"The work goes on,
the cause endures,
the hope still lives,
and the dream shall never die."
-Ted Kennedy

Saturday, November 8, 2014

No Other Reason

 Life Magazine photo

"I love like love loves.  I know no other reason
to love, but love.  What do you want me to tell you, besides I love you,
if all I want to tell you is I love you?" -Fernando Pessoa

Friday, November 7, 2014

Old Friends

"Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends." - Hafiz

Wonderful…unknown author…

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rock n Roll on a Train

Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger train to Bangor 1967

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Just a Reminder

"Chin up!
Chest out!
Back straight!" - American slogan circa WWII

this is for sure one of my beauty/health goals. feels so good when you do it, but is so hard to do

Monday, November 3, 2014

It Takes Two

From the Soul, tango dancers in Buenos Aires, black and white photo, interior art, 12 x 18 inch print.
Tango dancers in Buenos Aires
"Let's face the music and dance." - Irving Berlin, American Songwriter

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Mat!

Cupcakes that will make sparks fly at winter weddings.

This one's for YOU!

Wishing you a great ride throughout the coming year. 

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