Monday, July 25, 2016


Chimo is off to camp with Troop 324. Nice group of boys attending this year. Yes, I've been letting him grow out his hair.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


On 3 June 1959 my father served as best man for Ensign Donald James Henry Wallace, who had been his First Class Year roommate and good friend. was Senior Naval Academy Episcopalian Chaplain, Captain Bennett. Dad is in the middle.

Sunday, July 3, 2016


The last home Dad owned, along with Sharon, was a gorgeous log cabin in the mountains of Kodak, Tennessee. They really loved it there, and I know it was with heavy heart they had to sell it. Here are a couple pictures of the homestead, somewhat early in its existence, because they changed the rooms up a bit, but it gives you a sense of the place.


My Dad loves to dance. I think he caught the bug at the Naval Academy. I still remember him doing polkas. I have many shots of him on the dance floor. Here he is with Sharon, late 1990s.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016


In this shot from early 2005, we have Patty Tidd with Essie in the New Port Richey home. If you can see, dimly, standing behind Essie is Steve Peterson.

Friday, June 24, 2016


Did God install a back-up switch,
In case of devastating glitch!
To one’s soul, like memory stick,
When the mind turns off in click,
With Alzheimer’s or just old age,
In times the brain fails to engage;
And when the end does come at last,
Does some reboot reclaim the past?
And send the soul on its last flight,
With all memories then made right?

[If we are not our memories, then what are we? What goes on in the soul, that will make sure one connects with loved ones in the afterlife? Alzheimer's is a cruel disease.]

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


A way back picture of my sister Bobbie (bet she hates that she is taking a bite of cake, unawares), and her daughter Brooke, It looks like they are at a wedding reception, perhaps. Although undated, I think this is 1990.