Monday, August 31, 2009

Uncle Tony

Megan failed to mention "Uncle Tony". Our waiter's name was Tony, and when he found out that Whitney was from Nebraska and this was her first time in New York, he asked,

"You got a boy friend in Nebraska?"

Whitney responded "Yes", and Tony said, "You tell him you got an Uncle Tony in New York, and if he gives you any trouble, he'll have to deal with your Uncle Tony." Of course this was all said with a typical New York accent.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Thanks for the latest postings and the great pictures. As usual on Sunday, I spent a lot of time with Mom. After her noon meal, she spit up some liquid, and Ernie said she probably should have stayed up a while longer after eating. So after dinner, we toured some of the halls. When she did lie down, I turned the TV on, and we watched part of a show about Tony Bennett. Part of it stressed how much the song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" had meant to his career, so we heard parts of it quite a few times, sung at various times and places. I had the feeling that the name of the city was familiar to her, as well it should be. There also was a portion of a very early (maybe the first) Johnny Carson show when Mel Brooks and Tony were guests, and then part of a much later show when they were guests again - both by that time much better known. Mel, as usual, was very funny and at one point I laughed out loud. Mom did too. Not as loud as I, but definitely vocal. That was good to hear. The show wasn't over when I left, and that reminds me that I want to move my "Skype availability" time from 7:30 to 8:00 PM each night except Saturday, when I don't go on Skype any time.

Friday, August 28, 2009

New York City

We enjoyed our trip to New York City last weekend. Scott and Maureen came into the city, and we spent Sunday with them. We saw South Pacific and ate at their favorite restaurant in Little Italy.
We also took Steve's Uncle Bill to dinner and a performance in Lincoln Center - the first time he's been out like that since he's been in the retirement facility. He really enjoyed it.
We saw lots of sights, but there's much more to see - I guess we'll just have to go back!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

We were at the Philadelphia Zoo recently with Chirs's family. In the petting zoo, Danny decided to have a one-on-one meeting with a goat.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thanks for all the recent postings with some great pictures. Had a good visit with Megan, Steve and Whitney. Megan and Whitney got here mid-afternoon on Friday. We visited, had dinner, went to see Mom at her dinner time, then came back here for a while. They had been up since 5:00 AM Kearney time. On Sunday they came at 10:15 AM and went to church with Mom and me. After church they went to pick Steve up at the airport while I was eating and going back to 600 to be with Mom while she ate. The three of them got to 600 just about when Mom was going to sleep, so Steve got to see her. Megan and Whitney ate at the airport, and they brought Steve's lunch here. They stayed until about 4:00. Steve didn't come with them, because he was spending some time with land owners trying to explain why his company wouldn't be erecting turbines on their land. They had signed leases with Third Planet, but another company got the business, so those who signed with Steve were out of luck. It's a complicated tale, but the other company practically had the business handed to them. You can ask Steve for more details if you wish.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Myrtle Beach

Here are a few photos from Myrtle Beach. Fun time this summer!