Archive for March, 2016

Two More Drawings of Folks in the News

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Governor Kasich

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The Poet Reflects on One Lasting Memory

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One Lasting Memory

by Jimmy Simpson

Across the years now left behind,

These things still linger on my mind;

A horseback ride throughout the night,

With only moon and stars for light,

A swirling, spring fed swimming hole,

So cold and fresh it touched my soul,

A friend who stood beside me when,

I had nobody else back then,

A scene that took my breath away,

Upon a snowy winter’s day,

A sense that I was in God’s Hands,

On woodland paths and meadowlands,

A soft and sudden scent of spring,

That beckoned like a living thing,

A summer that was soon to bear,

The leaves that autumn trees would wear,

A freedom evermore embraced,

Long after youth had been erased;

Sweet years that on recall for me,

Are one long lasting memory.

JLS – 2/10/2016


High Flying Tim

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Tim going airborne, courtesy of his Aunt Linda.

(I was probably about to faint as I watched, but Tim was loving it!)

Just a Little Practice in Drawing From the TownHall Meeting CNN

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Have you seen the invisible man? He said. You are So funny I almost laughed, She said.

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I just finished reading HG Wells story called the invisible man.  Have you read it? Wasn’t there a movie made about it years ago? It is such a ridiculous idea that it couldn’t be scary right? Well… All I can say is  I had two or three nights of really weird crazy dreams after reading the story before I went to sleep. So I don’t recommend it for nighttime reading, however, it was interesting  and you might enjoy it for earlier in the day.  I read it on my my iPad on the app called Free Books. It’s a collection of classics of all genres. 

I’m trying to read more and play backgammon less, because my goal is to read 1000 books and I am just up to 550 since I retired.   How about you, read any good books lately? 


The Reagan Presidential Library

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs is the presidential library and final resting place of Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th President of the United States.

Designed by Hugh Stubbins and Associates, the library is located in Simi Valley, California, about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Construction began in 1988 and was dedicated on November 4, 1991.

The dedication ceremonies were the first time in United States history that five United States Presidents gathered together in the same place: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush. Six First Ladies also attended: Lady Bird Johnson, Pat Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan and Barbara Bush.

The Reagan Library is the largest of the twelve federally funded presidential libraries. The street address, 40 Presidential Drive, is numbered in honor of Reagan’s place as the 40th President.

Time is getting away from us . . .

March 29th, 2016 Comments off

Scan 22 Ah, summertime at home with my five year old son, July 1979.  Bill took our picture as we  snuggled in the backyard hammock.  At that moment we had no idea how quickly the next 37 years would zip by, and all the changes those precious years would bring.

Can you relate?

A trip to the doctor ( a few months back), Juliana feeling safe with Daddy along.

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JFK Presidential Library and Museum

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I have visited two presidential libraries, so I have eleven more to go.  One I would really like to see is:

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is the presidential library and museum of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.

It is located on Columbia Point in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, next to the Boston campus of the  University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Archives.

It was designed by the architect I.M. Pei.

The building is the official repository for original papers and correspondence of the Kennedy Administration, as well as special bodies of published and unpublished materials, such as books and papers by and about Ernest Hemingway.

The library and museum were dedicated in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter and members of the Kennedy family.



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