Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat Complete

La and Grace met us at our house, and we went to the event at Midland Plaza before a round of house to house trick or treating. Stew met us at Midland, but he's already headed back home. I think Sarah and her cousin had a fun Halloween experience this year. We even knocked on a couple of doors in our neighborhood when we got home.

Boris Karloff as the Mummy Im-Ho-Tep

Boris Karloff poses as Im-Ho-Tep, from The Mummy, released in 1932.

Happy Halloween from My Mummy, er Mommy

Tonight is All Hallows Eve, and things are getting scary. I've previously posted this photo of Mom dressed for a haunted house in our neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, when I was about six. I wish I could find the photo I have of Dad dressed as the Hunchback.

There is a big Trunck or Treat event at Midland Plaza in Alcoa, and we're going to hit it with La and Gracie. I'd like to take the kids door to door as well, but I guess we'll have to see how things go.

Earthquake in Maryville

We had an earthquake Blount County today! I was on my way back from Knoxville coming through Rockford at about the time it hit and didn't feel it. It was 2.9 on the Richter scale.

More Cabin Photographs

Grace reclines at the Camp.

Stew and Brian cut up the huge tree that almost hit the cabin.


La and Stew's friends, Brian and Barbara, refurbished the ramp and path from the driveway to the cabin during their stay there last weekend.



Chaney as the Wolf Man

Here is Lon Chaney, Jr., as the Wolf Man in the 1941 movie. Clap for the Wolfman, and enjoy some good music from the Guess Who.

Sarah and Grace

Sarah and Grace take a break from play at the Grahams' place on Canadian Thanksgiving Day.

Disneyland

My friend Mike Sheldon recently visited Disneyland with his family, and this is one of the photographs they took on their trip. Jake and Joey are 13, and Sarah is about to turn 5. Sherry and I have been talking about going to Disneyworld or Disneyland before the boys totally outgrow such things.

Restaurant Review: Trio Cafe

My friend Brent and I had lunch yesterday at the Trio Cafe on Market Square in downtown Knoxville. I had meatloaf, mashed potatoes and brocolli, and it was tasty, though pricey at $11.00. The service was good, and we got our food not long after we sat down.

Last Day of Conference

The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference ends at noon today. I've enjoyed the training, but my experience this week was similar to my experience at the National Association of Counsel for Children conference in August. I learned a lot of really interesting and useful information, but I'm ready to get back into my normal routine.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

On the Cover of the Rolling Stone

Angus and the boys are on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine that hit newsstands today, a first for AC/DC. There's a cool interview video on the Rolling Stone website, and here's a set list from the band's first show of the tour up in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Cuban Pork Chili

I found this recipe on the Coconut and Lime blog, which I browse from time to time. I would have to buy ingredients to cook this, or perhaps beg, borrow or steal some of the spices from Biff. I'd like to try this recipe, though. It looks like it would feed my crew nicely, though I'm not sure whether anyone but me would eat hominy, not having been brought up with it.

Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster

Here is Boris Karloff, who played Frankenstein's monster in the famous 1931 film.

Whistle as You Pass

Here's a spooky looking graveyard scene. Boo!

Restaurant Review: Tomato Head Knoxvegas

I have eaten at the Tomato Head restaurants, both in Knoxville and in Maryville many times, and I have always had their wonderful gourmet pizza. At long last, yesterday I tried their eponymous sandwich, the Tomato Head. I liked the sandwich, which was nice and fresh and tasty, but to me it is the pizza that makes the place special.

Curbside Recycling in Bellevue

Bellevue, the part of Nashville where we used to live, will begin curbside recycling next year. There's been talk of curbside recycling here in Maryville, which would be nice.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Angus and the Boys Open Tour


AC/DC has begun their tour in Scranton, Pennsylvania. We have ordered four tickets for the Nashville show in January, and are anxiously awaiting delivery of the other two.

Changes in the Law

I was interested to learn yesterday that a case I defended in Nashville has resulted in a second change to the law in Tennessee. I was hoping to see the lawyer who prosecuted my client at the conference I am attending this week. He was a worthy adversary, and a pleasure to litigate against. He told me about the latest change to the law involving our case, which resulted from the jury being unable to reach a verdict on one of the charges.

Report from Conference

I enjoyed my first day at the annual meeting of Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, and came home with a nice CD case and a golf shirt with the TDAGC logo on it. They had "prosecutie" T-shirts for kids. I would have bought one for Sarah, but they only went up to 4-T.

I've been eagerly anticipating this conference. For years I've been aware of the DA conference and the public defender conference, and that the criminal courts would be quiet for a few days each year when the conferences were held. As a new assistant district attorney I am impressed by the programs and speakers from today's session

Several of my colleagues and I went out for lunch at the Tomato Head restaurant on Market Square, which made for a nice break in the day, especially since the day was rather brisk and sunny. Tomorrow I'm going to have lunch with Brent Nolan, a buddy from law school.

Laura the Lumberjack

She's a lumberjack and she's okay. She sleeps all night, and she works all day!



Homeopathic Soup Anyone?


Abraham Lincoln once ridiculed Stephen Douglas's use of the Popular Sovereignty doctrine as being "as thin as the homeopathic soup that was made by boiling the shadow of a pigeon that had starved to death." I've always loved that line, and have it on my bulletin board at work should I ever have an appropriate chance to wield it. It is probably too hyperbolic for legal writing.

Halloween Skeleton

It is best to fight a skeleton using a blunt weapon, such as a mace, morning star or club, rather than a bladed weapon like a sword. Of course, there's nothing that prevents an animated skeleton from fighting with a sword.

Going to Conference

I will be attending the annual Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference in Knoxville today, tomorrow and Friday. The Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference is being held in Nashville this week as well, so it will be relatively quiet at the justice center today. I'm looking forward to the conference, and an added fringe benefit is the comfort of blue jeans instead of suits for the next few work days.

Graham Fall Photos

Grace and Stewart pose with Barney Fife.

Laura and Grace are up to their ears in corn.

Grace selects a pumpkin.


Yesterday, La came into Maryville from her home on the Little River to vote at the polling place at Everett High School, which is just down the street from our house. As we are now a week away from the Presidential election, there was an hour wait to vote. La decided to try again during business hours instead of after work, and she dropped by our house for a visit. Here are some of her autumn photographs.




Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sherry's Volunteer Work

Sherry is donating some of her time to Fort Craig Elementary School, where we hope to enroll Sarah in kindergarten this summer. Sherry's assisting with some sort of a performance the students are working on. There's a festival of some sort at the school this Saturday, and Sarah is excited about going. I mentioned it to her in the car on the way home from school and work yesterday, and she said, "I love festivals!" I bet it will be a kid-o-rama.

Keith Richards in Nashville Today

The Tennessean reports that Keith Richards with be in Nashville today for an ceremony for the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Lugosi as Dracula

You can't find a better Dracula than Bela Lugosi. Creepy!

Chaney as Quasimodo

Lon Chaney, Sr., as Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

West Knoxville K-Mart Closes

The K-Mart store in West Knoxville, which I used to frequent when I was growing up, is closing. It is a shame, but I have to admit that I haven't been in a K-Mart in many years. For some reason when I think of K-Mart I think of crying babies and mad mothers yelling at them.

Cabin Report from La

Here's a report from La and Stew's trip to the cabin and to the funeral service for Fran's late husband, Carl.


Brian gave Stew a chain saw lesson and they cut up the fallen tree. Barb and I then split the logs and stacked them---we’ve got about a rick. Photos attached. Barb couldn’t resist posing me for the “Wonder Mom” photo! Ha! Baby in one hand and an axe in the other….just call me Rosie the Riveter! Ha! J Sorry, Steve, we never got the stove to the street, we shot our big guns and were beat! We do have a battle plan for returning and some ideas to share with you on the camp. Brian had some good advice as well.

In true Camp fashion, Barb and Bri fell in love with the Camp….don’t know what it is about the Camp that makes folks want to do things to it…I remember G-Mom always saying the same…anytime anyone went out there, they wanted to “play house” or do some little chore. Well, when we returned from Carl’s memorial service, B&B had cleared the ramp, which was slick as ice, and put down no-slip strips on it and bought gravel and graveled the path from the ramp to the front door! It looks awesome—they tried to replace the hand rail as well, but had some troubles…we’ll fix that next time.They had also chopped wood from the fallen tree and had a roaring fire going when we got home.

The memorial service was wonderful…a true celebration. Carl was really quite something, I had forgotten how elite he was—his life story was quite impressive…I will share some wonderful stories with you. Of course Jim and Fran and everyone had a fit over Gracie—they couldn’t get over what an “Ogle” she was! Fran said, “She looks just like Bill!” Jim said, “She looks just like Phil!” Kelly and Kinsey said, “She looks just like Steve when he was a baby!” Of course, they all thought she looked like me too.

Kinfolk

Above are my cousins Fran (my first cousin once removed), her daughter Kelly (my second cousin) with La and Grace. Below La and Grace pose with our cousin Jim (also my first cousin once removed).


Monday, October 27, 2008

Home and Hearth

Laura sent me this photo from her trip to our grandparents' cabin in Estill Springs, Tennessee. I love that place, especially on a cold night with a good fire and warm blankets!

The Monster Squad

Here's another old monster show in honor of Halloween. It was corny, but I made a point to watch The Monster Squad every morning. Fred Grandy later went on to play Gopher on The Love Boat, and he later served in Congress. Here's a You Tube clip of The Monster Squad.

One of my favorite lines from the show involved some sort of bad guys who were interfering with the country's milk supply. Before the Monster Squad set out to get the bad guys they asserted, "We'll cream them!"

Recycling


We've been recycling at our house for several weeks now. I wanted to be sure we'd really taken to it before I announced it publicly, but I'm pleased that we are able to recycle many household items without too much trouble and to feel good about it. A nearby grocery store, Food City on East Broadway, has recycling bins for just about everything you might think about recycling.

We started just recycling newspapers, magazines and cardboard, and I've always tried to sort these things anyway just to save space in the kitchen trash can. We added in aluminum cans and household plastics like milk jugs and water bottles about three weeks ago. They also have bins for glass, but we don't use a lot of glass containers.

Zombies Invade Downtown Nashville

Yesterday 150 to 200 zombies gathered along the riverfront in Nashville and gathered canned food for the needy. There was a similar event in Savannah when I was down there for a conference in August.

Roasted Asparagus and More Pumpkin Bread

I tried to roast some asparagus yesterday afternoon, but I think I overcooked it. It tasted great, but was a bit mushier than I meant for it to be. I'll try again.

We had enough ingredients for four loaves of pumpkin bread. We took one to Uncle Fuzzy's birthday, and kept one at home. I'm baking two more loaves this morning so that Sherry and I can each take one to work to share.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Recipes from the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board

I was not aware that asparagus is an important crop in Michigan, but I was looking for asparagus recipes yesterday and discovered Asparagus.com, the home of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board. I think I shall try roasted asparagus today, and I thank my friends from Michigan for their hospitality.

More Cooking in the Ogle House

I just got through with some kitchen duties. I started by storing the Santa Fe soup in Tupperware containers and cleaning the crock pot I cooked it in. Then I washed the pork loin and put it in the crock pot with half a jar of peach jelly, several tablespoons full of coarse Dijon mustard, some water, some chopped onion, and Tiger Seasoning, salt and pepper. We'll let it cook on low for a few hours and see how it turns out. I have also prepared our cheesy potato casserole, so it will be ready to go into the oven later in the day.

Sherry took Sarah out to Target to spend what's left of Sherry's birthday cash from Grams. I'm homebound for the rest of the day, though I may perform a few household chores before I become completely lazy for the rest of Sunday.

Facebook

Sherry and I joined Facebook last weekend, and we've both found old friends using it. There's a Facebook icon under my photograph on this blog, and you can click there to check it out. I joined a similar site, LinkedIn, which is for professional networking, several months ago at the invitation of my cousin Elena, who I discovered is also on Facebook. There's also a LinkedIn icon here you can click on. Both are cool services and great ways to stay in touch with people.

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Hmmmm. We still have a batch of pumpkin bread to make. I wonder if we can pull off these pumpkin cupcakes with a muffin tin.

Report from the Camp

La and Stew met some friends of theirs out at our cabin in Estill Springs this weekend, and La set me a photo of the living room with a cheery fire aglow in the fireplace. Their friends brought a chainsaw and started cutting up the huge tree that fell near the house, and I hope that the menfolk will haul the burned out oven up to the street for the city to haul away for us.

We don't get out to the cabin nearly enough for me, but it is geographically problematic in the sense that when we drive to Middle Tennessee it is usually to see Joey and Jake in Nashville. I suspect that when the boys are old enough to drive and have some driving experience under their belts, we'll have more cabin trips because they'll be able to drive down and meet us.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Saint Crispin's Day

Today is Saint Crispin's Day, which I know about from Shakespeare's Henry V. This speech by King Henry V to rally the troops before the Battle of Agincourt is perhaps the most famous battle speech in literature.

WESTMORELAND
O that we now had here

But one ten thousand of those men in England

That do no work to-day!



KING HENRY V
What's he that wishes so?

My cousin Westmoreland?

No, my fair cousin:

If we are mark'd to die, we are enow

To do our country loss; and if to live,

The fewer men, the greater share of honour.

God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.

By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,

Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;

It yearns me not if men my garments wear;

Such outward things dwell not in my desires:

But if it be a sin to covet honour,

I am the most offending soul alive.

No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:

God's peace! I would not lose so great an honour

As one man more, methinks, would share from me

For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!

Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,

That he which hath no stomach to this fight,

Let him depart; his passport shall be made

And crowns for convoy put into his purse:

We would not die in that man's company

That fears his fellowship to die with us.

This day is called the feast of Crispian:

He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,

Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,

And rouse him at the name of Crispian.

He that shall live this day, and see old age,

Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,

And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'

Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.

And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'

Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,

But he'll remember with advantages

What feats he did that day: then shall our names.

Familiar in his mouth as household words

Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,Warwick and Talbot,

Salisbury and Gloucester,

Be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd.

This story shall the good man teach his son;

And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,

From this day to the ending of the world,

But we in it shall be remember'd;

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;

For he to-day that sheds his blood with me

Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,

This day shall gentle his condition:

And gentlemen in England now a-bed

Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,

And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks

That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

Back From South Knoxville

We just got back from Frazier's birthday shindig. Mom left at the same time we did, and she took Sarah home with her for an overnighter.

Happy Birthday Uncle Fuzzy!

My brother-in-law and namesake, Steve Frazier, celebrates his 55th (I think.) birthday on Monday, October 27, 2008, and we are also celebrating it this afternoon over at Stately Fuzzy Manor. The pumpkin bread smells delicious, and we are taking a loaf to the festivities. Sarah helped Sherry make the pumpkin bread, and she also helped me put together the Santa Fe soup, which we have in the Crock Pot on low. It will smell very good here when we get home.

What's Cookin'?

At our house pumpkin bread is baking, and I'm about to brown some ground beef for Santa Fe Soup, one of our comfort food favorites. Tomorrow's menu includes pork loin, cheesy potato casserole and asparagus.

Grape Ape

Grape Ape goes out for ice cream.

More Old Cartoons

Sarah's back on You Tube watching old cartoons. She watched one of the Groovie Goolies songs several times before I diverted her to an episode of the Pink Panther. The music by Mancini is much better.

Couch Potato

Molly's been watching entirely to much television recently.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bugs Bunny

Sarah watched a few Groovie Goolies cartoons on You Tube this evening, and then I let her watch a few Bugs Bunny cartoons, including this classic. You gotta love Bugs.

Halloween Retro: The Groovie Goolies

As we near All Hallow's Eve, it seems appropriate that my retro cartoon blogging should spotlight The Groovie Goolies, who were the denezins of Horrible Hall. I'd almost forgotten about this show. Larry Storch was the voice of Drac, the pasty faced vampire on the left.

Magilla Gorilla

Magilla Gorilla hit the airwaves in 1964, when I was just a baby, but I remember seeing him on television, no doubt in syndication.

Lunch Break

I had a a long docket this morning, and still have cases left to take care of at 1:30 p.m. During the lunch recess I had time to run to the bank and to grab a burger, but I've got to head back to the justice center shortly. I am still really enjoying the ability to come home for lunch in the middle of the day.

Rainy Friday Morning

I hear rain on the roof this morning, and a rainy morning is a good morning for working, at least if you work inside like I do. I have General Sessions Court this morning, and then I have the afternoon at the office before closing up shop for the weekend. Uncle Fuzzy's birthday party is tomorrow, which should be fun.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sherry's New Car

Sherry bought a new car today, a Volvo S80 sedan, and it is a very nice car. Les went shopping with her, and we all took a ride to take Les back over to her car at La's house. We got to at visit a bit with the Grahams, and then beat a path for home.

Shorpy Photo Archive

Dave Myers sent me a link to the Shorpy Photo Archive today. It features old photographs from the late 1800's and thereafter. Check it out.

Space Ghost


Here is another retro cartoon character, Space Ghost, who was recently brought out of mothballs for a Cartoon Network spoof talk show.

Miscommunication

Is aware that we have bought some of her birthday and/or Christmas presents and hidden them, and on the way home last night she cross-examined us trying to learn where they are. I told her they were at the justice center in the storage closet where we keep materials for demonstrative exhibits, which are tools lawyers do to help illustrate points to a jury. What Sarah heard was that I was going to put her presents in a closet at the justice center with a monster, which she feared would eat not only her presents but her cake. I'm glad we don't keep a monster in that closet.

Free Breakfast at the Police Department

I went to a class this morning at the Maryville Police Department, and they provided breakfast for us, which was nice. I was there most of the morning, but went back to the office for an hour or so before breaking for lunch. I'm planning on doing some office work this afternoon, though I may end up assisting one of my colleagues who has a particularly heavy docket this afternoon.

I can definitely feel the effect of not going to sleep until after 11:30 last night and being back up at 6:00 this morning. Sherry is even more sleep deprived than I am since she woke up at about 3:00 a.m. excited about buying her new car today. I will be surprised if she does not show up at home this afternoon with new wheels. I suspect we will all rest well tonight.

New Trek Flick

When I visited my dentist's office this week I saw a magazine that reminded me that there is a new Star Trek flick in production.

Scooby Doo

Sarah has taken a liking to one of my favorite cartoons from my childhood, Scooby Doo. I was into ghost stories, haunted houses and the like as a child, and so I loved the early Scooby Doo cartoons. Sarah recently started watching some of the new episodes, and she really likes them.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Can't Stop Lawyering


After a full day of lawyering and attending a reception this evening with quite a respectable gathering of lawyers and judges, I can't stop lawyering. I'm still winding down cases from my private practice, and couldn't resist revising a court order so I can present it in the morning, as it involves a fee. (And my wife is going shopping for a car tomorrow, Lord help me.)

Past My Bedtime

We just got back home from the reception the Blount County Bar Association hosted for a group of judges from the Kyrgyz Republic. We were privileged to have the Chief Justice of the Kyrgyz Supreme Court speak to us in addition to Justice Gary Wade of the Supreme Court of Tennessee and Judge D. Kelly Thomas of the Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee. The highest military judge of the Kyrgyz Republic and at least two trial court judges from that country were also our guests. All but one were women, which I thought was pretty cool.

Sarah behaved herself nicely, and she danced to the live band that was playing within the event facility, much to everyone's amusement. Unfortunately, while she was dancing she missed Justice Wade's discussion of the history of the United States Constitution, which I would have liked for her to hear.

Sherry and Sarah are both in bed already, but it will take me a while to wind down after a long, busy day.

Virtual Pumpkin and Cat Bowling

Sherry sent me this cool virtual pumpkin carving website. For more Halloween fun, try virtual cat bowling. (There was no actual harming of gourds or felines in the production of this blog post.)

Glad to Have My Tooth Fixed

I had a filling replaced in one of my back teeth about a week before starting my new job in September. A day or two before my first day at work at the new job, the new filling came out. I delayed having it repaired for about a month, and finally got to the dentist yesterday. Dr. Battle had me out of there in half an hour and didn't charge me a dime. The hole in my molar made it difficult to enjoy my meals, so I'm glad to have it fixed. I actually enjoyed my lunch today.

Constitutional Law Lesson

I have long admired this paragraph written by United States Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson in the Court's 1943 decision in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette. It is important to note that this was written during World War II, when the Nazis were still a menacing threat to democracy and the rule of law.
Struggles to coerce uniformity of sentiment in support of some end thought
essential to their time and country have been waged by many good as well as by
evil men. Ultimate futility of such attempts to compel coherence is the lesson
of every such effort from the Roman drive to stamp out Christianity as a
disturber of its pagan unity, the Inquisition, as a means to religious and
dynastic unity, the Siberian exiles as a means to Russian unity, down to the
fast failing efforts of our present totalitarian enemies. Those who begin
coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters.
Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard.

What Gives It the Rum Flavor?

My Grandmother and Granddaddy Ogle only very rarely came anywhere near alcohol. Once, when a friend stopped by with a bottle of wine, they were sitting around their kitchen table sipping wine, and of course that is when the preacher from their church came calling. I'm sure they were mortified, and that it was the talk of Winchester, Tennessee, for weeks thereafter.

One Christmas when we were there, Laura and her ex-husband, Hal, brought ingredients to make hot buttered rum. Granddaddy famously asked, "What gives it the rum flavor?" To which Hal replied, "That would be the rum Granddaddy!"

Granddaddy also admitted to having once sampled beer. His analysis was, "You can put that back in the horse."

Long Wednesday

I am scheduled for office work this morning, and have quite a heavy docket to help dispose of this afternoon in General Sessions Court. At 7:00 p.m. we are going to a reception for four judges from the Kyrgyz Republic. The reception is at Royal Oaks Event Facility in Maryville, and Justice Gary Wade of the Supreme Court of Tennessee will be the speaker. It should be a nice evening, and it includes prime rib, so I don't think we'll leave hungry.

The Munsters

I was a big fan of the Munsters as a kid. Sarah saw the show on television recently and was perplexed that is was in black and white. Here's the intro to the show on You Tube.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Carnival of Chicken Recipes

I give you the humble chicken, and the Carnival of Chicken Recipes.

Sarah Eats a Ladybug at the Salon

Sherry went to Hairvoyant, her favorite hair salon, for a new hairdo on Saturday. She and Grams went to the bakery on the way to order Jake and Joey's cake, and Sarah got a ladybug cookie, which she'd devoured about half of by the time this photograph was taken.

The Creature from the Black Lagoon

I always found this guy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, to be pretty scary. He probably ended up in a tuna net somewhere and got canned.

More Halloween Goodies

The Amazon Al Dente blog has more cool ideas for Halloween goodies like the treats pictured above. We will, of course, buy a bag of candy at the grocery store.

Sarah with Long Hair

Sherry and Grams went to the Dollar Store in Nashville this weekend and found a headband with long hair on it for a dollar for Sarah, who envies one of her classmate's long hair. Sarah loved it and wore it to school yesterday.

Countdown to Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and as we close in on the big day, this blog will become increasingly haunted. I see that the phantom already made his appearance below, and I expect more creepy creatures to follow soon.

Sarah is on a Tinkerbell kick, and naturally she picked out a Tinkerbell outfit for Halloween. Unless we have a warm October 31, this Tinkerbell may have to wear long johns under her pixie outfit.

Luna

I just went out to the car to fetch Sherry's camera and to carry out some files and Sarah's bedding for nap time, and there's a lovely half moon shining above East Tennessee. I admired it for a few moments before scurrying in from the cold.

Monday, October 20, 2008



In an effort to promote understanding between our two countries, I submit this website, which purports to offer wisdom as to the difference between what I know as bacon and what I know as Canadian Bacon. Having visited England, I know that they have no idea what an English muffin is, and I somehow doubt a Parisian restaurant would know what I wanted if I ordered French toast.

Molly McGoo, Who's No More than Two

Well, she's not even one yet, but that doesn't rhyme. Sherry loves it when Molly lays with her furry arms extended like this.

Chaney as the Phantom

This handsome devil is Lon Chaney, Sr., the "Man of a Thousand Faces," in the Phantom of the Opera from 1925.