Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friends and family - So sorry to be such an infrequent blogger. 2009 was a wonderful year: Granddaughter Katelyn was born in August. Our baby Audrey graduated from high school. Donna loves job at Deseret Book. Wes, Trent, and Mitch completed two more semesters at SUU. Rachel and Audrey each got in one semester. Wes' children's book "The Best at Nothing" was illustrated and is submitted for publication. Had a wonderful family vacation at Midway, Utah. See pics for samples of fun in 2009.
Monday, November 24, 2008
There come those times when blood is chilled;
A shiver shakes your spine;
You sense there’s something’s now amiss,
There’s something out of line.
Our home has been a constant din,
For more than twenty years;
Crescendoed kid cacophonies
Of slams and shrieks and tears.
‘Til now, at last, all children grown,
I’m bothered by the sound
Of silence as it screams at me
With not a kid around.
I gave my wife a “hello” kiss,
She asked me for my name.
This house seems so familiar
Yet nothing feels the same.
I can hear the door not slam;
And the stereo not blare.
The bathroom does not hiss and buzz
From blowing dry their hair.
My razor sits unstolen
Right where it belongs;
The fridge is unmolested
By human-locusts throngs.
My feet can feel the floor not thump
As bumps and stomps are gone;
Though not a single rattled dish
How clatter lingers on…
The quiet somehow echoes harsh;
Upon my deafened ears.
How creepy to find switched to off
The racket heard for years.
I never dreamed I’d miss it all,
Life’s constant audio feed;
When, suddenly, nothing happened here,
It was something else indeed!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
HURRICANE IKE SURVIVORS PROVEN RIGHT – THE DANGER WAS ALL IN THEIR HEADS!
Survivor Blain Gotnowitz spoke with reporters after first responders, comprised of rescue crews and personal injury attorneys, risked their lives pulling him from the churning waters of
Initial estimates for Mr. Gotnowitz’s neighborhood showed that the hurricane had inflicted over 10 million dollars worth of improvements. When told that the island would have no running water for weeks to come, Gotnowitz was unconcerned. “Heck, we don’t need no hot showers to clean up. Why, the sheriffs department just told me that my wife and kids have already washed up on the beach!”
So far, the EMTs, firemen, and attorneys had been unable to locate all victims but greater help is on the way. Tomorrow will bring the chilling howls of the cadaver dogs among the dead and of Jessie Jackson among the survivors. The hurricane winds are gone. The hot air has only just begun to blow.