Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Our World today

There's this...



Then there's this....
 


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Cabin fever

There he stood, transfixed, silently staring out the window. His wife joined him. They watched. Eventually, now looking at each other, they burst into laughter. So it has come to this. Mr. and Mrs. St. Paul gazing out the window with nothing better to do than watch the snowplow clear the lot. Cabin fever. We're in for a warm up now. Couldn't come at a better time.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Darkest Hour

These Brits enjoy re-enacting the exploits of the American Screaming Eagles, frequently joining others
to dress up, displaying memorabilia and doing whatever it is that re-enactors do.
We happened on these friendly guys on the green in Aldebourne on a recent trip to England.

Went to see "The Darkest Hour" yesterday at the Regal in Eagan. Noon showing, senior discount. Just a few in the theater. Perfect. Didn't even check for gum under the seats. Anyway, excellent movie. Particularly good acting. Liked Churchill, of course, but I got a much better understanding of the relationship with his wife (Clementine played by Kristin Scott Thomas). Her strength and support of a prime minister under pressure was epic. As a World War II buff (above, trying to blend in with re-enactors in jolly England) I saw it with my poor background, and it seemed a pretty accurate rendition of the times in 1940 when the island stood alone against tyranny. My kind of war movie, almost no action, fabulous sets, interiors.

Monday, January 08, 2018

Fun with iphone

We have no idea where this photo comes from somewhere in the cloud (we took it on Stonebrooke Golf Course some years back.) We're trying to learn our new iPhones and how you can post from them to blogger. So we clicked on something and here are these pictures. Chose one, it said. And there is snow falling for chrissakes. Who made it snow? We didn't. Much to learn. Plenty of time. It's winter in Minnesota. Might venture out tomorrow. Did our laps in the garage today. More interesting than a treadmill.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

From Jennifer

Photo by Jennifer Blethen
Jennifer's in Florida with her boyfriend. She sends this picture she took while visiting a friend in the Carolinas.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Old habits die hard. . .


Kathleen loves to shovel the snow. Always has. Even now, with everything taken care of for us, she keeps a shovel sharpened by the patio. So every once in a while these days, you hear a scrape, scrape, scrape coming from the frozen outdoors.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas 2017


Front row, Danny, Stan, Kathleen, Birdie; Second row grandson Max, Marcy, granddaughter Emily, Missy, Jennifer with her boyfriend's dog Breezy. Below, Nevin from Turkey with her second family, Emily, Jennifer, Stan with new Christmas baseball cap and neck warmer. Emily is now taller than her aunt Jen and surpassed Grandma long ago. The only way to get her to fit in the photo was to display her horizontally.