MY LIFE -- FOR MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

KOOKA'S GRANDFATHER -- PART II

He was quite a character. A product of his times, and yet independent of them. If I'd been among his peers in school, I personally probably wouldn't have associated with him intentionally. However, he became my Father. A much better man than my biological father, who left a wife and 6 children to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 12, 2007

KOOKA'S GRANDFATHER -- BORN 100 YEARS AGO THIS YEAR

My Father. The only one I've every known. His birthday is the same as Kooka's sister, and Kooka was born 2 years and 6 months later to the day than his sister, 20 minutes apart in time of day. Quite a coincidence, don't you think? My Father (adoptive, but the only one I ever knew) was born on a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

surgery on 2nd knee coming -- AND YOUR CHANCE TO OPERATE

Gotta have it or else I'd be unable to get around. Let's take a minute to reflect on this. On my surgery, life, etc. It's all part of one big picture. I look at our dog (you can see him in my "about me" page) and other animals, and think, "how can they be so forgetting and forgiving and so accepting... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

THE PRIMITIVE COUNTRY LIFE -- BETTER FOR YOU

When we moved to the country, I was basically a skinny kid that couldn't do much -- 16 years old, dumb, etc. some of that didn't change. however, because of the physical work i had to do: chores, etc., I became stronger and developed a healthier physical condition altogether. I attribute this -- and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

FROM TRAILER TRASH TO HARDSCRABBLE FARM BOY - PART 1

The trailer court across from the St. Louis Airport held some interesting people. There was Kit Carson (his real name -- maybe related to the famous scout) for whom I mowed grass with a push mower. There was the guy at the back of the court who had the bicycle with the gas engine on it, where he... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 9, 2007

GUYS -- LIFE IS FULL OF SHIT -- LET'S ADMIT IT

it's what people are made of. they throw shit at other people. let's admit this fact. not everyone is that way, not being totally full of shit -- but there are enough. why do you think this world is the way it is? we also have to stop and admit that every one of us is just about as full of shit as... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

DARN I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RUNNING OF THE BULLS

It would wreak havoc with my new knee replacement. seriously folks, the knee is coming along quite well thank you. I almost said "Smashingly", but that seemed a little out of place. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

MOVING FORWARD ON MY KNEE

actually -- can 't be on my knees any more -- new knee -- that's out. -- that's good -- never was one for kneeling much anyway. but -- it's been almost 3 weeks since my surgery. after having someone cut you open, pull off a knee cap, saw off bones and drill holes in them and then place metal in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

MY KNEE WAS OPERATED ON AND I AM BACK

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

AM NOT TO BE ON BLOGIT FOR A BIT

gonna have total knee replacement surgery tomorrow -- be in hosp 3 -4 days, then rehab for a bit -- ability to get to the key will depend on ability to get out of bed. Sign in to see full entry.

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