Friday, February 27, 2009

Army Navy Game Dining Out

Our contact at the Union League just sent these pictures from the military dining out we attended before the Army Navy game last December. I was representing the Air Force. From the right, there is a Marine Lt Col, the Chief of Staff of the Army, retired Adm. Hare (chair of the Union League Armed Services Committee, me, and a Coast Guard rep.
The room is the Lincoln room. The Union League was founded in 1863, and the building was dedicated by President Lincoln. See if you can find Maureen and I in the two crowd photos. Hint, we are at the circular table near Lincoln's portrait.

Monday, February 23, 2009

1977 Williamsburg; Chris, Andy, and Katy

The pictures of Williamsburg made me want to find when Mom, Dad and I went, and it was in 1977. Dad and Mom are in the stocks! I do remember it was very hot.
I couldn't resist also including pictures of Andy and Chris, and Megan holding Katy (on Megan's 14th birthday).

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I thought I would post a few pictures of me during my pregnancy. The first is me at 38 weeks and the second one was in October/November when I had lunch with some girlfriends. Everything is going great and we are just waiting on Jack’s arrival. Soon we will be parents!

Friday, February 20, 2009

I asked Mom to marry me 66 years ago today. Commissioning ceremony was on the 17th at Riverside Church. She had been in New York for that and a big dance on the main deck of the USS Prairie State. We also had danced to Jimmy Dorsey's band at the Cafe Rouge of the Hotel Pennsylvania. I had orders to report to the destroyer base in San Diego. In Mansfield, before I headed west and she went back to DePauw, I asked her to marry me. She said yes and I went with my father to buy the rings. We were married at the first opportunity that presented itself after that when I had my first leave off the Aulick and she had graduated.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I thought I would add one more photo so you can see the whole group.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Scott & Maureen met Sally and me in Williamsburg Sunday afternoon. We toured Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. In case your history is rusty, Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement on this continent, and the first Thanksgiving was celebrated in Virginia at Berkley Plantation not far up the James River, not Plymouth. Williamsburg was the first capitol of Virginia, and of course Yorktown was the place where the battle took place that virtually ended the Revolutionary War. Photo is Sally, Scott & Maureen in front of a statue of Pocahontas.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Amazing Grace

I just got sent this video and it gave me chills. Il Divo singing "Amazing Grace" at the ruins of the Roman Colosseum. WOW. Hopefully my link will work here.http://

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Two items of interest to the family:
Mike, Tara, CC, Kyla, Michael III and Andrew visited me Friday evening. Tara took a picture she may post later. Mike came back twice on Saturday and went to see Mom right before her dinner time along with Scott and Maureen, who got here about mid-afternoon Saturday. They ate dinner with me. We spent some time with Mom before, during and after her dinner then came back here. Nice visits, and the weather was decent for early February.

At the resident information meeting Thursday evening we learned the new owner of the Care Center and Courtyards will be Peregrine, a company that operates 15 other facilities, some in this area, so we should be able to find out quite a bit more about it. I'm sure, also, that Merry is familiar with the company - at least with some of the people involved. I'm waiting to hear her comments.