Friday, April 20, 2018

Cruise Ship Crazy- (Panama Canal Cruise 2017)

On April 20th, 2017 we left on a 17 day cruise through Panama Canal. It started in Miami, and ended in Seattle.  With 3,000 people on board, you meet all kinds of people, hear all languages, and we experienced weather from 88 degrees with same humidity, to mid 40's- and even saw some rain. Passing through the Panama Canal was my favorite day. Getting home was a close second. (It teaches me to be thankful for our valley) Thanks Darcie for watching our house and "Mouse".  Thanks Karen for watching our birds. Thanks to Mark and Maureen for taking us to and from airport. Thanks to my work for letting me have the time off and for Journey Travel and tours for finding us a low price. We took off for this cruise the same date we got home from our 2016 Hawaii cruise.  This is our 7th cruise and 19  years ago we celebrated our 25th anniversary on our 1st cruise.  This year I figured we would just stay home and tip every other stranger instead of a cruise.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Little Star

Little  Star was first recorded by the Elegants in 1958 and written by two members of the group. The music was adapted from "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I think most members of that group are still alive. Dion recorded the same song in 1993, which is the song I used in this video.  Dion had 39 Top 40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s as a solo performer, with the Belmonts or with the Del Satins. I best remember him for the singles "Runaround Sue", and "The Wanderer", among his other hits.
Billy turns 5 next month and Its been almost a year since I made a video of him. Most of these photos were taken by his mom in the last year. I think I have 9 other videos of him and I think this is my 231st video posted on you tube that  I have made as a hobby. My computer files show 11 Christmas videos, 14 of Dennis, 19 of Dennis/Janice, 12 of DuCette's, 46 of grandkids, 28 of Hendricks, 11 of Janice, 35 of  Misc, 9 of safety, 26 of vacations,  and 40 of work.  Most of them can be found under label categories  on the left side of this blog. Some do not want their pictures taken, and the hardest part is finding a song I have not used yet. Not everyone enjoys my style of music but I do not know of a grandpa who does not think his own grandchild is "The Star" 


Friday, February 23, 2018

Stuck On This Highway With You

This weekend ends our winter shift in Wenatchee. This has been my 24th winter plowing snow with each one different and this one being very good. I work with some great people and they give us good  equipment to work with that we take care of. Our two new trucks still have not arrived, but hopefully by next winter. Thank you for your patience and for slowing down for us this winter. I added a few photos of the winter- the winter went faster than this song I think. It will seem different not going to striping this summer, but remaining in Maintenance- I am looking forward to the challenge and hope you will "give us a Brake" when you see us working.
this was our winter crew- Eric was hired as 2115 and did a great job- ok they all did a great job

I think this was the only snowman I built this winter- winter went too fast and not much snow
Hard to get entire crew together, this was our Christmas get together for area
I want to thank the Mechanics who did a super job as well



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Time Of My Life (2017 Review)

Someone said you can tell a lot about a person by looking at his checkbook? Feel free to look at mine- I have nothing to hide and it is pretty boring. I think you can tell a lot about a person by looking back where he spent his time last year. I took photos off my  phone, added the dates, and put it to a song to show you not only how fast this past year went, but to show  you how blessed I am. (some did not want photos taken- and you will notice gaps in dates) I have so much to be thankful for and am thankful for those memories that have turned to Gold already. I am also thankful for little wasted time- thankful I could spend time with those I love this past year.  This song was composed 30 years ago- but I can say "I've had the Time of My Life in 2017 and look forward to what God has for me next year. Happy New Year and may 2018 be the time of your life.
"(I've Had) The Time of My Life" is a 1987 song composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz.  It was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, and used as the theme song for the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. It was 30 years ago on Christmas Day we moved to East Wenatchee. That too has been the time of my life, and could be another video. It is the longest we have lived in one place and I am thankful for those memories as well. 

Sunday, December 24, 2017

30 Christmas's In East Wenatchee

December 25th, 1987 we moved to East Wenatchee on Christmas Day. Those 30 years have gone by so fast and we have so many good memories. I wanted to share some of those Christmas photos with you as well as share some of my favorite Christmas Songs. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and if your photo is not in our video, I hope it is in our hearts. 
My family picture taken Christmas 1966 in Tacoma, Wa
Christmas 1974 in Grand Coulee, Wa.