Friday, April 27, 2012

You tube treat.   Google Robert Goulet last tv performance
You'll hear Sunrise, Sunset   and   If Ever I Should Leave You      Good stuff.   Josh Groban is good, but not as good as Robert was.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thanks for the birthday greetings.   I had a mini-birthday party at dinner time.   The wife of one of the men who sits at the same table (she is there often at mealtime) brought some cup cakes.   She and others sang Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday Dad.

Love, Maureen & Scott
Happy Birthday Dad! We love you!
Megan and Steve

Happy Birthday Dad!

Hope you have a happy birthday.
Sally & Mike

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

I sent these pictures to Poppop and he asked me to put them on Truman's.  Hannah did a photo shoot for an agency in Nashville.  It is called the Icon series and, as is pretty obvious, she represented Lucille Ball.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Zero to Boston, Doin' it for Dad: Feeling the Love

Hi all, just got back from Boston.  Aside from the heat on race day, it was an amazing weekend. It was great to have Dad & Maureen up with me.  My legs feel alright at the moment, but they will feel like solid wood again when I wake up in the morning.  Just wanted to share my wrap-up post from the weekend:

Zero to Boston, Doin' it for Dad: Feeling the Love: Just got home after a whirlwind weekend.  I had a PW and a PR at the same time.  It was my slowest marathon ever 4:05, but that never bother...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Photo

We had the whole gang in for Easter and went to a photo studio. Here is one of the entire group.

Monday, April 9, 2012

I wonder if you read this account by Todd Richissin, Urbandale Patch Regional Editor for Iowa, writng about the day he brought Mike Wallace close to tears. He knew Mike had another son Peter who fell to his death in 1962 while mountain climbing at age 19.

"During our interview, with Chris at his side, Mike recounted how he hadn’t heard from Peter, who had been hiking around Europe, so he tracked down the youth hostel where he’d been staying. People there told him Peter had planned to climb a mountain near the Gulf of Corinth.So, Mike hired a guide and a donkey and found himself riding to the top of a cliff. I could see pain appearing on Mike Wallace's face as he recounted this story, and I could have interjected something, anything, to ease things for him just a bit, but I didn't. I'm not sorry for that. It helped me get to know him.“We sat down to catch our breath, and we’re sitting there like this,” Mike Wallace told me, hunched over, forearms on his knees. “I looked down, and about 150 feet down we saw somebody – and there he was.”

Quite a story.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Here's a link to Josh Grogan singing "To Where You Are". Katherine Jenkins danced to it on Dancing With The Stars Monday night in memory of her father.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Don't know how many of you I've told about a song I heard my father sing. Must have heard it more than once, because I remembered the words. Couldn't even guess how many times I sang it to Mom in the last few years - many, many times as I was leaving her side, morning, noon and night. Don't know why it never occurred to me to Google it. Probably thought it was too old. But I did today - just the three words, dear old girl, brought up two You Tube versions. One is by Jimmy Roselli. It's one of two "Saloon Songs", along with "Girl Of My Dreams". The other is a very old recording by Richard Jose and includes a long verse. I haven't been able to pick up all the words of the verse, but I'll keep trying.

Monday, April 2, 2012

I had read that Steve Martin had been playing the banjo. That seemed a little out of character. But last night on the country music awards show there he was, one of the banjo players with Rascal Flatts. No funny stuff - just straight playing. Sure something different for him. The singer of that group, by the way, is from Columbus. I wonder how he and Steve got together?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I don't hear many jokes here at Summit's Trace, especially one liners. Here are a couple I saw in today's Dispatch:

"A termite walks into a bar and asks,"Is the bar tender here?"

"I am an archaeologist. My career lies in ruins."