Saturday, May 21, 2022

Walla Walla Comes Up As Puzzle Solution

 Walla Walla, Washington apparently was the solution to a puzzle on Wheel Of Fortune.  I have no idea when this episode ran, but the picture is creating a good deal of "buzz" on Facebook.

Now, I have to wonder how many people who are contestants have even heard of the town, however, you would only really need a W, an L and an A to really get the answer. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

Apple Tree Blossoming

My favorite tree in the back yard, which we planted in memory of my father is now in bloom.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hey Jude. Paul McCartney Seattle May 3 2022

 It's hard to believe that it was over two weeks ago, but I found another great video from the Paul McCartney concert at Climate Pledge Arena.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Golfing Great Bruce Fleisher Passed Away Last Fall

 I was sad to just learn that former PGA golfer Bruce Fleisher had died of cancer several months ago.  In 2009, Fleisher was in town for the Boeing Classic, a senior pro golf tournament. He had come into The UPS Store in Crossroads to ship some of his stuff. I had not heard of him, but he gave me tickets to watch the action at TCP Snoqualmie Ridge.  

I got to watch such golfing greats as Gary Player and Hale Irwin.  It was really a lot of fun and I was always thankful for his generosity. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Seattle World's Fair Celebrates 60

 The Seattle World's Fair turned 60 last month   I touched on this on an earlier post on the Space Needle being painted its original color.    My parents took my sister and I to the exposition that summer, and I remember the Space Needle (of course), the monorail, and a clear elevator known as the bubbleator    I remember the next time we visited what was by then known as the Seattle Center, the bubbleator was sadly gone.  Many years ago, I was able to find a movie of my family riding the monorail. 

Jean Godden, former area newspaper columnist, wrote an excellent post on the history of the fair on the Post Alley blog.  You can read it by clicking here.

Monday, May 16, 2022

NBA Legend Bob Lanier

 RIP to retired NBA center Bob Lanier.  

 I remember watching him on TV when he played college ball for St Bonaventure, As I remember, it was a night game and on one of those independent networks that carried college basketball back then.  Either HSN or TVS.  I thought St Bonaventure was a cool name for a college and Bob Lanier was the dominant player.  

His NBA career took him to the Detroit Pistons and later to the Milwaukee Bucks.  He was a Hall Of Famer.  

Lanier died on May 10th. 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Pleasant Surprise--Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki With Fox Reporter Peter Doocy

 Outgoing Biden press secretary Jen Psaki poses with her seemingly archrival, Peter Doocy, who covers the White House for Fox News.   Of course, this picture may anger some on both sides, but in an increasingly polarized political scene, it is nice for me to see.