Sunday, September 1, 2019


It was aliens!

Alternatively, we went and spent a bit of time in southern California for both business and pleasure and I cannot actually (don't know how) to post blog updates from my ipad and since I left my 42 pound laptop at home I made do with none at all. Then we got home and went to Carlisle for one of my uncles 85th birthdays. They are the closest thing we have today to family reunions of the clan that once existed and I try to go if I can. I made it to the 100th birthday party with just about 98% of the clan a few years ago and much fun and enjoyment was had at the last birthday party of the ancient uncles.

It was kind of a revelation to me that not one single one of those people uses a cane much less a walker of any type. All of them strolled about the estate like ancient 'trolls', yes, that's the word I'd use. We had a lot of fun, the company was great, meeting older relatives who we all remember each other as borderline insufferable teenagers......all good. The oldest were in fine fettle and still willing to take on all younger comers at whiffle ball. Unlike the party 2 years ago, there was no water balloon fight.

Regular ish blogging will resume. Tomorrow.

MD, Worked at St. Judes Children's Hospital for decades

Some really nice flowers

The beer must be here somewhere said the conclave of the wise. There was much debate.


SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Welcome back!

HMS Defiant said...

You know, it occurs to me now, I found the best seat in the yard and sat down and didn't get up again and let all those old pilgrims sit out in the sun with the younger pilgrims. It was a beautiful plan, well executed and carried out.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...


HMS Defiant said...

And none of them ever suspected. Evil genius that I am, they all came by to sit in the shade, quaff and talk.