Sunday, January 22, 2017

It's Patriots Vs Falcons In The Super Bowl

This year's Super Bowl will feature the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.  Super Sunday is February 5th at Houston's NRG Stadium

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jonathan Walker--KALE DJ From The 70s

Our friends at sent me the aircheck of Jonathan Walker, the midday man at KALE, the top 40 station for the Tri-Cities in the mid 70s.  Even though it's been 40 years, it sounds so fresh.
 KALE was popular in Walla Walla because at the time, there was no music on the radio stations that school age people could listen, except at night.  The station was owned be SRO, which also owned KZOK in Seattle as well as theatres and bowling alleys throughout the Northwest.
  You can hear Walker on by clicking here.

Tragic Shooting As Controversial Figure Speaks

Demonstrations and counter demonstrations on the U-Dub campus resulted in a shooting last night.   The protest were over the Trump inauguration and the guest speaker for the evening.  Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos known for inflamatory rhetoric and attacks on Liberals, spoke at Kane Hall.  The speaker, upon hearing of the shooting paused briefly then continued his speech.  The Women's March on Washington is scheduled for today, hopefully free of violence.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Leonard Street Parade

Don't know if I was in this parade, but I do know that I was at least one year. Leonard Street in Walla Walla would have a parade every year.  We lived on the corner of Leonard and Modoc at the time this picture was taken.  This picture is from the Bygone Walla Walla blog.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SI Writer Jaffe Builds Case For Edgar Martinez

He is one of the most popular former Mariners. Edgar Martinez delivered the double that beat the Yankees in the 1995 playoffs.  Sports Illustrated writer Jay Jaffe presents a case on why Edgar Martinez belongs in the Hall Of Fame. You can read the article by clicking here.  Until now, there had been very little national attention guided to Edgar's candidacy.  Many say that although his hitting credentials are solid, the fact that he didn't play in the field in his later career diminish his chances.  I believe that he does belong by the fact that he is first among equals.  Reports have been that Martinez has gather more support through the years.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Aaron Paul In Walla Walla Wine Country

My Wa-Hi classmate Bill Kelly poses with nephew in-law Aaron Paul in rural Walla Walla. Paul, famous for starring in the TV show Breaking Bad, was visiting  his wife's grandparents.  I reconnected with Bill at last year's 40th reunion.  Paul is married to Lauren, the daughter of Bill's sister Debra.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Farmiliar Face On CNN

Our friends, the Scolas, got to see their daughter Lindsay on National TV last week when President Obama delivered his farewell address.  Lindsay, who worked in the Obama administration during his first term, is in the black top on the president's left.

Dasher Relaxes

Dasher went on a hike with us on the Harvey Manning Trail on Cougar Mountain in Issaquah.  The weather was sunny.  The trail, however, was icy so use caution.