Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day



Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Herd Of Elk

We were mesmororized by this herd of Elk that we saw on our way to our friend's house in North Bend.

Southern Rock Pioneer Greg Allman Dies

Greg Allman, whose music with the Allman Brothers Band was heard on both Top 40 am and progressive FM stations and whose Southern Rock sound influenced bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band, has died. 
Allman was the keyboard player and lead singer with the band.  He received tabloid attention in the mid 70s for his marriage to pop icon Cher.  A short lived marriage that produced one child. 
Allman lost two members including brother Duane Allman and bassist Barry Oakley in separate motorcycle accidents. 
Greg Allman was 69.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

From Last Weekend

The estate wineries south of Walla Walla are framed by the beautiful Blue Mountains.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The 12s Mourn Seahawks Great Kennedy

Hall of Fame Seahawk defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died.  Kennedy was found in his Orlando home.  His death is still under investigation.
In 1990 he was the third player taken in the NFL draft. He was known for being extremely quick in spite of being over 300 pounds.
 In 1992, he was named defensive player of the year in spite of the fact  that the Hawks were only 2 and 14. He was selected to 8 Pro Bowls.  Kennedy, known as "Tez" to the fans, played his entire 11 year professional career with the Seahawks.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Popular British Actor Roger Moore Passes

Roger Moore, who played James Bond through most of the 1970s, has passed away at 89.  Although the movie character was originally played by Sean Connery, Moore's persona was pretty much how I perceived the James Bond character. After all, the first few Bond movies that I saw, starred Moore in the lead role.
 The suave British actor also played Simon Templar in the TV version of The Saint which was viewed both in America and in England.  He also played the part of Beau Maverick in American TV series, Maverick.    He did the intro to Burl Barer's True Crime Uncensored, of course Burl has written of both Maverick and The Saint.
Moore was knighted  by the Queen in 2003


Oxarc

Oxarc bought our family business in Walla Walla in 2000. My brother still works for them. It makes me proud when I see the name on the fire extinguishers at the Best Western in Walla Walla where we stayed. 

Marts To seek House Seat

Democrat Tola Marts has announced that he will seek the nomination for Washington's 8th Congressional District.  The position has been held by former King County Sheriff Dave Reichert, a Republican, since 2005. 
Marts has served on the Issaquah city council since 2009.  He is currently the council president. If he faces Reichert, he would be the first Democrat opposing him that has held public office.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Funny Sign At El Corazon

Sign is actually friendly and welcoming and funny.  El Corazan is on South Palouse in Walla Walla.

Still Around Back Home

Located across the street from the Best Western where we stay,  Greiner's Radiator is one of the businesses that I remember from my childhood that is still around.