Friday, December 21, 2012

From the Archives

Can't Resist

I've been posting a few photos on Flickr.  Here are a couple. Chicago is great for photos!

Hull Court

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Famous Grouse

Famous Grouse

During the summer we toured a whisky manufacturer. The Famous Grouse is a blended whisky which meant more to my husband than to me. I have never found much of a taste for hard liquor. The distilling process isn't that much different ffrom wine making and I've toured wineries before but the tour was fun.

The grouse is a bit tacky which makes it perfect for Photo Sunday: Man-made.

Reflective Materials

Reflective Material

Seen in San Francisco.

For See It Sunday:  Windows

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Happy Hannukah

Light the Menorah

Photo from last year--tonight's only the first night so there would only be one candle plus the center one.

If you celebrate, enjoy.  If you don't celebrate, don't wish me Merry Christmas.  Kidding, sort of.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Letter Home from Vietnam

Love, Kenny

I had a few days in New York City this past summer. While there I stumbled across a Vietnam Memorial which had letters home from soldiers etched into green glass blocks.
The words might be a bit hard to read so here is the transcription:

6 Jul 66 Dear Mom and Dad, When I think about the hell I've been through the last few days I can't help but cry. This was the worst battle as far as losses are concerned that this company has experienced. . . . I'm not able to go into details now.  I just wanted to tell you I'm OK. . . .
Love, Kenny

I've never had to deal with anything like going to war or worrying about one of my sons away at war.  How hard it must be.