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Archive for April, 2008

Born on a Mountaintop in Tennessee

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

mt9.jpgAfter Chris and I got ready and gathered all of our belongings in virtual darkness early the morning of Sunday, March 16, 2008, we left Ryan and Becki’s house in Pooler and bid farewell to our three-day Savannah, Georgia getaway. The ride home was fairly uneventful after stopping for breakfast at McDonalds, the car lighter that charged the iPod transmitter dock died, and Chris realized that he had left with one of Becki’s bags in his trunk. That is until we made our way into Tennessee… Read the rest of this entry »

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Houston, We Have a Problem

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

hou5.jpgBob and I began the morning of Monday, March 31, 2008, quite leisurely. Although our motel, the Guesthouse Inn & Suites on the northern outskirts of Houston, still had no internet service, I guess they make up for it with an amazing continental breakfast that actually included eggs. Mom would have been proud. Our first stop of the day was at the Minute Maid Ballpark (formerly Enron field), home of the Houston Astros. The first scheduled tour of the day didn’t begin until 10am. Read the rest of this entry »

George Bush and Me

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

georgehwbush.jpgAt the time that George Bush was our 41st President of the United States, I didn’t really care for him – but the more I learned about him later (mostly from his book All the Best, George Bush), the more I liked about him. He was a true patriot, having served in World War II and then later going on to hold public offices as Ambassador to China, Director of the CIA, and Vice-President of the United States; he brought a real sense of loyalty and values with him when he entered the office of the President from 1989-1993. Read the rest of this entry »

Anthony Quinn

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

quinns.jpgI’m not sure exactly where I got the photo of Anthony Quinn – maybe at a movie memorabilia show in the mid-80’s – but I do know that I held onto it for a long time without doing anything with it. Finally, during my autograph surge of 1997, I sent it off to two-time Academy Award winner Anthony Quinn. He responded in kind by adding his brilliant and handsome signature to this still from Zorba the Greek, perhaps his most famous role – surpassing even the fame of his Oscars for Best Supporting Actor in 1952 (Viva Zapata!) and 1956 (Lust for Life). Read the rest of this entry »