Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Someone was walking around the office singing this morning...

"A long, long time ago... I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while..."

Made me remember another song that I love...

It's so sad that he never knew how good he was... Only 1 of his paintings sold during his lifetime.

On another note, Don McLean is going to be at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside (yes, we now have our own theater!) this summer. I've heard he now sounds terrible. It's also sad when people get old, and their voices don't work good anymore.

Just felt like spreading some cheer today...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 4, 1965

45 years ago tomorrow,
my mom and dad met
at these apartments
on School Circle Drive
in Riverside, California...

My dad was living in this apartment, (below) and my mom was spending the weekend with her friend, Ginger. My mom was laying out by the pool in a lounge chair. My dad walked next door to visit Ginger, his neighbor. Her apartment overlooked the pool. They were standing by the window, when pops looked out and said, "Who's that?" 5 minutes later, my dad was standing on the diving board with his swim trunks on! HA HA!

My dad walked to the Dairy Queen that day and bought 2 banana splits to go. This is literally around the corner, but they must have been kind of melty!

They dated 1 full month before they got engaged.

About 3 months after that, they got married. When you know, you know. It was so fun to go to this place today to see where it all got started. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the best parents!!! I'm so blessed that you are mine!