We adopted Luee from the Humane Society in 1996. He was 2 years old, but still a pup. He has slowed down a bit; his age is catching up to him. He is the best dog anyone could ever have. Luee had to be put to sleep on April 15, 2009. Rest in Peace Pup.
Christmas Eve 2012
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Jeff, Sam, Nina and Ian
Ian's Graduation from Kindergarten
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Little GQ 12/12
Joey and Elizabeth
Nina June 2013
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMER TIME
Happy Hump Day Guys and Dolls:
June the 20th and officially “SUMMER” begins today. Here in Florida it is summer every day and now that summer is here the temperature will only get hotter. What did you do on summer vacation when you were a kid? I shared my time with my Granny O. when I was younger. When my Grandfather passed away she started working at my Mom’s place of employment I was old enough to stay home and do chores around my parent’s house. When I stayed at my Grandmothers we had the Boy’s Club, swimming at Junior 4, and at times the firemen would open the hydrants and we would have fun in the streets getting soaked and cooled off for about an hour. I remember the guys in the neighborhood and I played army at times. One summer the city was repairing the sewer lines and tore up the entire street making it look like the real war trenches of WWI. We boys had fun, got dirty as rascals but it sure felt like a real war background to us. Nights were spent sitting on the front porch talking to the neighbors or going for ice cream at the Burg Diary on Home Ave. or waiting for the waffle truck to come by. There were carnivals and the sidewalks were filled with people and the streets were safe to walk. Those are the good days I’ll never forget.
It is also “Ice Cream Soda Day” a treat not only refreshing in the summer but all year long as well. My favorite was a vanilla cream soda but we made it at home with French vanilla ice cream and Kerns cream soda. Loved root beer floats as well. There was an ice cream place on Route 33 in Mercerville, NJ called the Parfait House, besides ice cream and all those other great dairy treats their sandwiches and meals were very good. My favorite ice cream treat there was a cherry parfait. I don’t know if it is still in business, maybe one of my local Trenton readers will let me know.
It is also “Plain Yogurt Day.” I can take yogurt once in a while but it has to be flavored with fruit. I remember seeing George Carlin talking about foods that sound yucky like YOGURT, SQUASH, EGG PLANT catch the idea just stretch out the sound of the word. Well enough for now once again have a great day recall your summer days and nights and maybe later have an ice cream soda.