Monday, January 15, 2018

We Ruined Their Wedding Photos

Good Evening,
Generally my wife and I were the scapegoats of most conversations. Most folks except us as we are but folks like Trump (for example) will be cruel with their speech and generally shun us. They will say, "At least I am honest."
" You know that you Ruined our Wedding Pictures!"
That always makes the mind feel " not wanted" and maybe lets you think maybe they should of did something at our birth?
Sometimes people remind us that we are the black sheep; our wool does not make white shirts.
I realize that is not right and my grandmother in Pasadena knew right from wrong and taught me well but it hurts when the mind goes there oh.

"Hello in There" by John Prine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfwGkplB_sY

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Good Morning,
I do not know much about my mothers mom Aurelia Chavez Arellanes and her half sister Epigmenia (Mena) Chavez. Mena was a nun that came to our home every Christmas (there was a picture of Mena in the entryway right next to the piano on the wall. She had long Indian braids in the photo) and Grandma and Mena would make Buñuelos (pictured at left). Aurelia Chavez Arellanes, had been well-educated in a convent located, we believe, in Pinos Altos near Chihuahua, Mexico. She had a half-sister, Epigmenia Chavez Hurtado.Don't know much about my mother's family.

My grandmother read the bible constantly in bed and she always had the Watchtower there close by to read. She took me to a tent revival in Los Angeles in the 1940's. It was a series of huge tents and the picture of the event is pictured below.  (my aunts and mom went to the Methodist Church in Pasadena.)
This photo looks exactly how I pictured it in my mind. We went by Pacific Electric Trolley to the events and it always made me car sick (I was always car sick, I stuttered badly and constantly wet the bed).
This is also how we went to see my aunt Virginia in the two story housing projects of Los Angeles.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Good Morning.
I watched a program on drones with four props.They seem to be inexpensive as do the 3D printers.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas Morning

The estate of the mind is in our brain; just like everything else it can be trained to do good for the mind and body; it is a place to place our being; we see outwardly at the world about us and we think; inwardly or outwardly I am not sure.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Warm Muffins and Mittens

Good Morning, 
I see a spectrum of Color here at home; my standard of living does not permit me to live elsewhere.

I can live anywhere peacefully as I see the spectrum of color wherever I go. My home is a big planet called earth. Kentucky offers me the soil and the 4 seasons, The U.S. Constitution, fast women and beautiful horses. Water is in the air here. The cost of living is reasonable in Kentucky. The only way I could live elsewhere is to inherit a home or sell a lot of books.



Monday, December 18, 2017

Good Morning,
I spent the entire day drawing or doodling. I line draw for the kids; then I duplicate it;I color it and check for mistakes; edit it then maybe enhance it; look at it from different points of view then maybe place it on line. If t is good enough to be online to view I may place it on Face Book.




Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tomorrow we will be Married 49 Years


Good Morning,
Laurel and I met about 49 years ago in Chicago IL. Later in the year we got married on a Sunday, December 15th at Brother Herron's Home in Cynthiana, KY.
The home was full of antiques and we got married in his living room in front of a fire place and mantle.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Door Stuck Open

Early Morning,
We went to bed early; we did some Christmas shopping in Paducah, KY. But our day started our very strange. I will go back a week or so.
We noticed on occasion our doors on the red truck would lag a little when trying to open them. Well yesterday mom was getting ready to go to the hospital to do some volunteer work (never mind that we are just getting by from day to day).
Anyway, I went out to warm up the truck as it was windy and cold outside; The doors were locked on the truck and I got out my keys to open the door and the door would not open. I tried and tried, and the door would not open; I went and got the remote fob that most of us have with our keys and I tried, and the doors would not open. I pushed the fob button with the key turned in the door and the door opened. I had the door open and cleaned all I could see with some silicone spray. I tried to lock the door to see what the problem was? Well the door locked while it was open, and the door would not shut because it was locked. Well I tried the key in the door with the button on the fob pressed down and it would not open the door. I came in the house and told Mom what was happening with the door. She called the hospital and told them about the truck. She also called the dealer about maybe calling a locksmith. They said to bring it in and we will look at it. I thought for a bit and said maybe by 10 AM I may have it open and I will bring it in.
I tried and tried and then mom said that when it warned up the other day it worked; she said to try the hair dryer?  I got and extension cord and the hair dryer and I blew in all the holes with heated air and it worked. I thought to myself (moisture and freezing weather). I told mom to call the dealer and that we are headed that way after a shower.
The dealer inspected the doors and found the mechanism fouled with heavy gunk and goo; he cleaned it out and now it works fine.


Monday, October 16, 2017

LP's and Kittens


Good Morning

I have been converting some of our LP's to MP 3's. I found out that the one I wanted to convert was too far gone to do anything about it.  It was the album John Wesley Hardin by Bob Dylan. "All Along the Watch Tower" is one of the reasons that folks say that Bob won a Noble Prize. I can listen to it all I want on Amazon Prime so if you have Amazon Prime you can listen to it too.
The records that are worn out I just need to replace or just listen to them on Amazon. My new turntable is adequate but I have to fix things software wise.
The kittens are ready for new homes and they are a handful at this time.
Some of our Albums that are worth listening too on Amazon Prime are:


Spellbinder Gabor Szabo

In my Life 
Judy Collins

Wildflower 
Judy Collins

Leonard Cohen 
Songs of Leonard Cohen

Santana
Santana
Jefferson Airplane
Surrealistc Pillow

Big Brother and the Holding Company


Cheap Thrills
Big Brother and the Holding Company

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Simon ans Garfunkel

Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits