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Leighton Hamilton Playing the Blues

Posted: October 29th, 2015 | Filed Under: About Him,Music

An old beau of mine has been on my mind a lot lately. Maybe because this is the fifth anniversary of his death at the young age of 56. Or maybe as I myself grow older, nostalgia kicks in. Anyway, he spent his last years back in his hometown of Dalton, Georgia, and Tuesday nights […]

This Old House

Posted: October 25th, 2015 | Filed Under: Annoyances

Lately for some reason, I’ve been trawling (Houston Areal Realtors). Not because I want to buy a new house, because I love my house and plan to be carried out of it feet first in a pine box. Possibly just curiosity and a love of older homes (like mine). Old 1930s-era bungalows and Art […]

Watermelon Man

Posted: October 18th, 2015 | Filed Under: Music

I used to know a very talented blues musician out of Austin who played at Ski Shores there back in the mid-1990s. His name was Leighton Hamilton and he was also a blues historian and had a great collection of guitars, but his most cherished was his Style O National Steel. He passed away about […]

The Nose Knows…

Posted: October 17th, 2015 | Filed Under: About Him,About Me

and so does he. After reading a post about nice smells, Rob decided to turn the tables and post his list of the smelliest things on earth. Did he get his inspiration from that old cult classic, Pink Flamingos, featuring Divine and the Marbles vying for the title of The Filthiest People Alive? The list […]

To Herbert on Father’s Day

Posted: June 21st, 2015 | Filed Under: About Him,About Me,Holiday

I was adopted at birth and never had a father. At least not a birth father that I knew. But I did have a father figure. A friend of my mother, Thelma. His name was Herbert Grannis. He was around as long as I can remember. He read the Sunday comics to me until I […]

It Happened So Fast…

Posted: February 13th, 2015 | Filed Under: About Him,About Me,Widda Hood

I am spending the last day of my week-long vacation cleaning out my email inbox and came across something I wrote to a close friend the evening that Robo died. I thought I’d share it with you. It happened so fast this afternoon; EMTs, cops, medical examiner … I guess with his constellation of health […]

Christmas Dinner 2014

Posted: December 25th, 2014 | Filed Under: Menus

Pumpkin Seed & Cheddar Crackers with White Cheddar Cheese Standing Rib Roast Vegetable (zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes) Tian (from Ina Garten) Fruit (watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, banana, pineapple) Salad with Honey Coconut Cake

Thanksgiving Dinner 2014

Posted: November 29th, 2014 | Filed Under: Food & Drink,Menus

Roast turkey breast (Honeybaked Ham Co.) Butternut squash soup Roasted vegetables (purple onions, zucchini squash, fennel) served in a pumpkin pot Cranberry conserve (from Ina Garten) Apple pie

The Last Best Thanksgiving

Posted: November 17th, 2014 | Filed Under: About Him,About Me,Food & Drink,Holiday

I am remembering Robo’s last Thanksgving, our last Thanksgiving together. I recently spoke to a friend who is going through a rough patch with a dying relative. She told me, I keep thinking of things in terms of “last” as in last birthday, last Thanksgiving, last Christmas, etc. I told her not to thinnk of […]

Hate-Oh NATO

Posted: May 31st, 2014 | Filed Under: Serbia

From Ilic Branko: On this day 30. May, 1999.: NATO committed a horrible crime on a bridge in Varvarin, Serbia In that attack were killed 10 civilians, while 16 of them sustained serious injuries. The first attack killed three people and at least five wounded. A few minutes later, the aircraft returned and fired two […]

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