Saturday, April 24, 2004. It was overcast with a temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit. The predicted high for the day was 60 degrees Fahrenheit with sun and clouds. On the way to the train station, we saw Albert picking up his mail, and Berit cutting tulips and forsythia. Her uncle and cousin from Norway were flying in. They would be here at least a week. The Norway flag was up. We spent the day at Thun. It was market day.
During one of our many train trips, I had…Continue
Posted on February 17, 2014 at 8:30pm
Eleanor and I have been trying to practice German words and phrases for our trip to Switzerland. This morning I said "Here's a phrase you should remember "Sehr erfreut" which means "Pleased to meet you." Eleanor said "I'm not going to remember that." I said "I'll probably say it first. So you just repeat what I say." Eleanor: "I'm not going to remember the pronunciation." Bill says to Eleanor: "Okay, just say DITTO!" Eleanor says to Bill "What's the German word for "Ditto." I don't…Continue
Posted on January 27, 2014 at 10:08am
An Untours Moment. 2010 Paris Untour. It all started with escargot. Admiring the food of our table mates led to a friendly international conversation. Bistrot de la Place, Place du Marche Ste Catherine, Paris, France. May 1, 2010.
Posted on January 25, 2014 at 5:07pm
50 years ago on a Friday, it happened.
A few years later I was stationed at Dyess Air Force Base, Abilene, Texas. It was November, 1967. I had just received my discharge from the United States Air Force. My plan was to take a bus to Dallas and see where history was made. My camera that day was a simple Kodak Instamatic 124. Included in the video are photos of Dealey Plaza that I took on November 8,…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2013 at 6:00pm