Founded December 17,1912 Ceased Publication Thursday February 1, 1951
Saturday, May 29,2004
7:20 AM 48 deg at LVIA and 50.5 in the
It is a beautiful day to begin a new week for this web page. It is sunny and cool this morning. Today the pool [PMPA] opens for a new season.
This morning my blood glucose is 141 and the weight 202. As soon as the coffee is ready Butternut and I will be heading out to check for ourselves.
<7:39> It was chilly and very breezy sitting up on the park bench this morning. I saw Marlene and Lee on their morning constitutional.
Here is an old wartime picture of Girl Scouts collecting aluminum pots and pans during WW2I got an e mail from Bill Danneberg this morning regarding the life guards at PMPA in the 1950’s. It is as follows,
Regarding the PMPA lifeguards in 1952, Dave Haslam's sister was [I believe]
Elizabeth Haslam. She persuaded me to put my head under water for the first
time...and eventually taught me how to swim.
We went for
our walk this morning. It is quite brisk this morning. The pool may
10AM but they won’t find me there this morning.
I got my notice from the Miller Blood center this morning that my cholesterol is 198 and the liver function enzyme test is 32. I am glad that all of my readings well within normal. That is good news.
This morning there was a lot of activity next door. Jim Burnhauser was out here cutting grass. George Ashman and another man were here on some other project.
Sunday, May 30, 2004 7:22 AM 45 Deg at LVIA and 45 deg in the bus stop.
This morning the blood glucose is 153 and the weight 200. It is downright chilly out there this morning. I am sure a night like last night cooled the water in PMPA considerably. <Sigh> A jacket felt good this morning sitting up in the tent with my 8 O’clock coffee.
We got a phone call from Mary and Jim and they would like to come today with Lillian Rau for a visit and meal. George is supplying the meat and Mary is bringing a watermelon. It will be good to see everyone again.
Seen in the picture below is the area up the street from us on the former Duris lot where they are preparing an entrance from Columbia Avenue for the new house being placed there.
afternoon we were all sitting on the porch and observed the chipmunk
multiple trips across the street to Steve Kun’s house. We could see him
on a table over there on which he placed whole peanuts. Then he would
over here and stash them out in the east patio somewhere. He must have
trips or more. Each time he returned with his cheeks stuffed with
should eat well this winter.
Monday, May 31, 2004 7:21 AM 57 Deg at LVIA and 55.7 in the bus stop.
It is quite a bit warmer this morning. It does look like showers. Thundershowers are predicted for all day off and on. It looks bad for an outdoors day today. <sigh>
This morning the blood glucose was 148 and the weight 200. I will be going out with my coffee and my dog in a moment.
Before she started to wash Queen and I went to K-Mart. I needed some peat moss and she looked for something for herself. While we were there we saw that they had a special promotion on hanging baskets. We got all our flowers but we figured it would be nice to finish filling the hangers on the fence posts. Yep you got it!! We got five of them!! Golly, no hope for us!!!
This morning Queen and I took the flower plant we made to our cemetery plot.
It is a wet looking day today. It isn’t cold but it isn’t swimming weather either. I saw and waved to Marlene and Lee Bollinger this morning as I sat up in the tent.
After Queen came down we went for our walk. Since this was the 2nd day of the month a lot of folks on the other side of the street got nailed with parking tickets. I completely forgot about it. Queen got downstairs just in time to call neighbor Gary Kovacs and spared him a $5 parking ticket. I saw him move his car but didn’t make the connection or I would have warned some of the others. Golly!!This from friend Mike:
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight
Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts,
Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
Be ALIVE while you are alive.
Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's
keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is
unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
Don't take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country,
but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Golly but it has been a busy day today. Now at 10:47 PM everyone has gone home. We had guests today. Belva and Fritz arrived about 2:30 PM for a visit and dinner. George, Kathy, Andy and Jason along with his “friend,” Christine were here also. Tommy was invited and we all had a great time. George brought a London broil, Belva an excellent tossed salad and we made buttermilk biscuits. We had an excellent dinner and all sat around the table afterwards telling stories and just having a wonderful time visiting together. It is always a treat when all are together. We had to put two extra leaves in the dining room table to accommodate the gang and I forgot to take pictures. <Groan>
It is times like this that make family so important. In some households it has become a lost art.
During the course of the afternoon and evening my crew of technical experts helped me clear up a lot of lingering problems. I am starting to use my new backup computer for writing these things. The old one is scheduled to go back to Delaware for a refurbishing. Andy is going to install a second larger hard drive which will enable me to clear up lot of problems with space. Pictures take up a lot of disk space. Then I shall have a convenient place to store much more. Also the fan on the power supply is making louder noises and I suspect is due for replacement. There are a lot of files on the other computer that I use regularly that I have copied and moved over here with the network. But I know I will have forgotten something. My God but that network is so handy and useful.
Wednesday, June 02, 2004 7:15 AM 54 Deg at LVIA and 54.3 in the bus stop
This morning the blood glucose is 135 and the weight 198. Good news in that department. It is a cool day today. Queen was already downstairs when I got up at 7 AM. I presume we will be going for a walk soon.
I sat up on the park bench for awhile after breakfast drinking my coffee. Soon the grass will need another cutting. As I sat there I savored our last evenings family meal and visit. Of course Tommy had many stories about the people he deals with every day at work. Some of them are really funny and some outlandish!!
Queen is out cutting off the excess growth down at the sidewalk from the honeysuckle that has spread rapidly. I was out and changed the mulch that was around the tomato plants. Jim told us that the hard wood mulch would sap the nitrogen from the tomato plants. Therefore I removed it, fed them, and re-mulched them with peat moss that we got Monday. Hopefully that should help. It was darn hot in the sun.
I am trying to get this computer set up properly for use when the other one goes out for repair. I was able to re-establish the network so the now this computer will be the primary source of signal on the network. I still need help from my “experts” to get the printers to configure properly.
My “experts” were here today and got most of the stuff straightened out. About 1 PM they arrived to re-install the satellite dish. It took a while to get it properly configured, but I never got a reading as high as they did. The signal meter went to 94. That is excellent. I had to call the company and they re-authorized it from their end. Now it works very well. We had a thundershower shortly after they finished and then Queen and I took a very short rest. At 4:30 I called the pool and found the water temperature to be 71, so I went and swam 10 laps then quit.
Tonight for supper Queen had chicken legs, cauliflower with a bit of cheese on it, green beans and cottage cheese. Then for dessert we had a rhubarb crisp she made earlier today with some ice cream on it. That with some coffee completed an excellent meal. We ate out in the bus stop and with Queen’s suggestion took an umbrella along out. We needed it. Another thunderstorm came upon us quickly. We did finish though.
Lafayette Avenue Elliston’s arrived for a visit. George and Andy
work needed to get this computer running properly for the time the
goes to their shop for refurbishing. It will be gone for a month. I
using it to write this thing as I am now. Certainly
I realize that more and more as I get involved with
this web page the importance of their help. It is a very humbling
see how much they know and are willing to share their expertise with an
geezer who every day realizes that he is in this stuff way over his
Everything comes harder now. I have to write a list of how to do it.
Step1, 2, etc. That is a bummer. If I were much younger I realize how
I could be capable of learning. I am missing or forgetting many of the
points so necessary to make this all work cohesively. The road to Hell
paved with good intentions. It is broad with no turns. Golly!!!
Then we all sat around and gabbed. It was a great way to end the day. But we are really pooped out tonight. A hot shower will feel good tonight.
Thursday, June 03, 2004 7:21 AM 59 deg art LVIA and 57.3 in the bus stop
The blood glucose this morning is 149 and the weight is 200. It looks like a lovely day this morning.
We will be going
<Much later> We got back about noon. The stores were not crowded and it wasn’t uncomfortable heat wise. The grazing at Giant was especially good. Queen has suggested that they didn’t get a chance to pull the sample trays back when they saw Bobby enter. Ha!!
We took a
rest this afternoon then about 2:45 PM I went out and cut the grass.
hope Queen will cut my hair then I will go for a swim.
I am back. I sat
and talked with George Ashman who was also there. He said several
volumes of the original The Palmerton Press have been microfilmed and
received by the library. I want
to look at them when they have all arrived. Ones of particular interest
to try to photograph with my digital camera and see if I can use them
Today 10 laps were enough. The water had warmed all the way up to 72 deg. Ha!!
“Ways To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity
At lunch time, sit in your parked car with
sunglasses on and point a
hair dryer At Passing Cars. See if they slow down.
2. Page yourself over the intercom. Don't disguise your voice.
3. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask if they want fries with that.
4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."
5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone Has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch To Espresso.
6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Sexual Favors"
7. Finish All Your Sentences With "In Accordance With The Prophecy."
8. Don't Use Any Punctuation
9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.
10. Ask People What Sex They Are. Laugh Hysterically After They answer.
11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."
12. Sing Along At The Opera.
13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme
14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play Tropical sounds AllDay.
15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In The Mood.
16. Have Your Coworkers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock.
17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won! I Won!"
18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking Lot, Yelling "Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!"
19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go." (I love it!)
And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity:
20. Send This E-mail To Someone To Make Them Smile . . Its Called THERAPY”This evening I went outside and took these pictures. Everything has been so beautiful this year. After supper we sat up in the tent and savored the beauty of the place. It is such a lovely quiet place to enjoy a nice time with my best girl. The little wren was singing up a storm. I presume those eggs will soon hatch.
Friday, June 04, 2004 7:18 AM 52 deg at LVIA and 50.9 in the bus stop.
This is a great looking day today. Butternut and I were out perusing the property. We saw Marlene and Lee Bollinger walk down Columbia Avenue. We exchanged waves. The weather forecast for Saturday stinks again with rain heavy at times on the docket!! <Groan>
This morning the blood glucose is 139 and the weight 200. I see Dr. Nicholson this morning to have my earwax removed. Perhaps that will improve the performance of my hearing aid. I hope so.
Then I must go to Radio Shack to get a ground rod and wire for the satellite dish. George tells me it is important to make sure that a static charge does not build up on the dish. The LNA doesn’t like static charges. So we will also be looking around elsewhere.I got this from Bob Green
the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a
would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once
a year killing
Robert Cringely, InfoWorld
“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately, it kills all its pupils.”