Saturday, June 27, 2009

FB Friends

Facebook....Yes, it can be addicting....but, you can reconnect with people you have not heard from or seen in years!!

The other day, I noticed my friend Wendy had a friend Melissa Otis...Well, I had a friend, Missy Otis growing up...Do you think it is the same person??? Well, last night I sent a friend request with a note on who I was. Guess what??? It WAS her!! I think she was as excited as me to find each other!! I have not seen her since we moved in 1980 from that house!! She is still in the old neighborhood. Can't wait to get together and talk about old times!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Vacation

I have not blogged about the vacation yet....We went to Washington, DC and then onto Pennsylvania a few weeks ago. We had a great time seeing all the monuments and museums in DC. I was at the Holocaust museum two days prior to the shooting. In fact, our original plan was to go at about 1PM on Tuesday, after our White House tour. Steve and Will decided to go to Air and Space, so I went by myself, and arrived there at 1pm on Monday, and a nice security guard opened the door for me....I think it may have been the man who lost his life. It is sad that such a thing happened at this museum. I left really thinking about people in general. How could everyone have done what Hitler and his associates asked of them?? Why didn't someone stand up and say, NO?? It just left me wondering about humanity and made me appreciate what we have in this country. As we look at Iran, and see what is going on there, and they can see, through media what our lives are like here, it is no wonder that they want democracy.

When we were in Pennsylvania, we went to Gettysburg. It is amazing that the soldiers would march miles and miles a day. Many had barely any food and their clothing and shoes were worn out. Thousands were lost during the fighting at Gettysburg....I find it hard to imagine being one of the residents of the town and being left with the remains of the war to clean up. The bodies, etc were just left in the fields....Today, bullets are still being found in the fields!!

We also went to Lancaster, PA, where many Amish live. It is weird to think that people still live in these circumstances-no electricity, no TV, no computer, no phone...But, they will ride with you in your car!! The fields were so beautiful and green. We bought fresh produce and brought it home-yummy!!

All in all, we had a great time!! When I figure out how to post pictures, I will post a now post about the vacation.

Becase He Made Me....

William just made me log on and blog about Michael Jackson. I think it is a dare to see if I can write on demand....Well, here you go Ratboy!!

I remember listening to a 45 of Rockin' Robin when I was a kid on my phonograph. (Do you know what any of this is??). Nanna would send us a box of 45s from the jukebox in the tavern, whenever the man would change out the songs. One box had this record and "Puppy Love". Was I ever happy!! I am sure we listened to that 45, until it was worn to nothing!! By the way, I wonder wher it is???? Maybe it is worth something!!!

Hopefully, the kids of his will have a chance in life now. It is sad to think of how they have been sheltered, but maybe they are better than we have been lead to think. I heard an interesting comparison on the radio yesterday between the Jacksons and the Osmonds. Interestingly enough, the Jacksons have all parted ways and the Osmonds are still together as a family. The older Jackson brothers were able to get away from the strange dad, and you don't hear alot about them. Do you think the Osmonds beliefs have anything to do with it???