Monday, August 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse Today

Protect your eyes!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Grand Finale For Jerry Lewis!

Sources have reported the death of veteran comedian Jerry Lewis.  He was 91.

One Year Since The Flood

It was one year last Friday since coming home from work and discovering that our house had flooded.  At this time last year, we had began a two and a half week stay at the Silver Cloud in the Eastgate area of Bellevue.  It was a very pleasant stay considering the circumstances.  I used the gym and we would occasionally catch a cocktail in the lounge.  I wish I could say the same about the Kent Howard Johnson's.  That place was miserable.
  We also spent a couple of weeks at Deb's parent's new house while they had left town.  One night with Deb's sister and brother-in-law.
We could not be happier with the results of the remodel. 
Thank you to Farmer's Insurance Group for all the help to find a place to stay and supporting our fixing the house.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Maple Valley Will Celebrate 20

Maple Valley will have a celebration this month of 20 years of incorporation.  On August 28th, a street will be dedicated to the city's first mayor Laure Iddings.   The celebration will continue at Lake Wilderness Lodge after a brief city council meeting.  A formal ceremony will begin at 6:30pm.  There will be awards and speeches.  There will also be kid friendly activities and the Lions club will hand out hot dogs.   Maple Valley incorporated only a few months before we moved here in 1998,
Maple Valley's neighbor, Covington, will celebrate it's 20 year as a city on August 25th.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Go Walla Walla Little League

Walla Walla's Little League team, now known as Washington, will start play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport tomorrow (Friday August 18th). 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Dasher Time

We have now been back from the Oregon Coast for a week, but I've been happy to keep the trip going through pictures.  Here is a selfie that I took of Dasher and I in Cannon Beach.  It's easy to get him on the bench. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

How Seaside Prepares For Volleyball Tournamet

We left Seaside last week a couple days before the huge annual beach volleyball tournament, but got to watch the preparations.   The tournament concluded last weekend.

A Tribute To Glen Campbell

Ken Levine does a great job of paying tribute to Glen Campbell who passed away last week.  I agree that social media embraced Campbell in the way it did, being that he may have been on the North side of the so-called generation gap of the latess1960s and early 1970s.
Of course, much of that is probably due to the grace in which he faced Alzheimer's Disease.  You can read Levine's tribute by clicking here.

Sunday, August 13, 2017