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A happy Friday and Beatles show pictures

Greetings, readers. It is a gorgeous August … I mean May day. It is sunny, and today’s high will be 85 degrees F. Love it, love it, love it. The only thing that is a small minus in this situation is the fact that if I have my blinds open during work hours, my air conditioning unit is virtually useless. By tonight, however, I’m sure I will be comfy once again.

I’m planning to have a relaxed weekend, not worrying about any upcoming inspections. LOL. This evening I will watch some TV or listen to some music and turn in early. Tomorrow is laundry day, as I finish up the last little bit of the bedroom. Either today or tomorrow is vacuuming day. As you can see, I’m trying to get down to a clean up schedule of some kind. Back in the day of the happy homemakers, women and men wouldn’t think twice about which chore to do on what day to keep their homes clean. With me, I practically have to make a chart and tape it to the fridge. How lame is that?

Sunday afternoon’s plans are going to include a pre-Memorial Day party thrown by one of my good friends here in the apartment building. Scott and his wife Cathy always throw wonderful gatherings.

On to other news, thanks to Rebecca and her many talents, as she was able to figure out how to transfer pictures from my cell phone to the computer. She put some of them on the Performance Pictures page. Also, at the end of this blog entry you will be able to see four or five snapshots of me performing during my Beatles sing along show which took place on May 13th here in Addison Court. I hope you enjoy them and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to leave them here or on my Facebook page. I did have other photographs taken and they are beautiful, but I am having problems getting them on my computer. If we are able to figure out how, I will share them with you then.

Lastly, I would like to let all my WordPress readers know that I am starting a vlog on my YouTube channel. I have seen people who have 50,000 subscribers – I have ten. Within the next week or so, I shall provide a link to my channel and anyone who wants to visit me there is more than welcome to do so. Subscribe and give those videos a like; it will help me out.

Well we are going to leave time now for Rebecca to put the pictures in, so I bid you a fantastic weekend, we will see you on Wednesday, and happy reading.


Poster for Joe's Beatles show May 13, 2016
Poster for Joe’s Beatles show May 13, 2016
Joe singing at his Beatles show on May 13, 2016.
Joe singing at his Beatles show on May 13, 2016.
Joe doing air drums at his Beatles show on May 13, 2016. Please ignore the yellow mop in so many of these photos.
Joe doing air drums at his Beatles show on May 13, 2016. Please ignore the yellow mop in so many of these photos.
Joe doing air guitar at his Beatles show on May 13, 2016.
Joe doing air guitar at his Beatles show on May 13, 2016.
Joe's girlfriend Traci enjoying his Beatles show on May 13, 2016.
Joe’s girlfriend Traci enjoying his Beatles show on May 13, 2016.
Some people in the crowd, enjoying Joe's Beatles show and some afternoon snacks on May 13, 2016.
Some people in the crowd, enjoying Joe’s Beatles show and some afternoon snacks on May 13, 2016.
Joe singing and performing the Beatles at his show on May 13, 2016.
Joe singing and performing the Beatles at his show on May 13, 2016.


Getting ready for camp is filling my brain

Greetings, readers. Another Thursday blog entry. With all reservations made early this year, I find myself wanting to dig out the list and begin to put things for camp in a special spot in my apartment. When I was little, my mom would always put everything by the closet doors in the foyer. That was her special spot. The night before the car got packed, that area was so full of stuff that we couldn’t even open the closet doors. With my small apartment, I don’t have that big an area, and it is a little too early anyway.

I do have my list on the computer and it’s already updated. Things I’m taking include a flashlight and batteries, an umbrella, a radio, and a GPS unit. And, of course, my clothes neatly packed.

This year’s side trip, if I can find it, is going to be a certain street in Portland, Maine called Commercial Street. I have seen a representation of that street all year in the Train Simulator computer game. To my happy surprise, when I did some research on Google Earth, everything was exactly as the computer game depicted. I can’t wait to see it. I’m going to purchase at least two disposable cameras. I’ve been keeping up to date with the weather in Maine and it has been good. Hopefully that trend will continue through my vacation. Something I’m going to add to my list, which I’ve never brought before, will be books from the library in case it rains.

Speaking of books, unfortunately no new pages of the Dickens book I’m reading were read this morning. I wanted to try to read some of it every morning. But my sinuses said no. I told Rebecca to come late so I could have a nap. I am 50 years old, I’m entitled.

Yes, there will be a blog entry tomorrow, but I had this idea and I thought let’s do it. I realize we have been blogging a little bit more than usual the last couple of months, but inspiration strikes. Rebecca and I continue to set aside Wednesday and Friday as our blog days.

This morning I awoke to a wonderful sight. It was something called blue sky and no clouds. It had been cloudy and rainy pretty much since this past Sunday. After work hours, I’m going to go run a couple of errands and fully enjoy the sunshine.

If you have good weather then enjoy it, do take care, and until tomorrow happy reading.

From Rebecca: Joe performed a good show last Friday, and has a cold this week

Yes, Joe has a cold now, after having many busy days last week, so this will be a quick entry. Joe is probably over the contagious part, though I am still using my hand sanitizer while using his computer.

Joe performed his show of 70s and 80s music last Friday to a full room. There was disco, and singing along, and a good mix of different styles. Joe has eclectic tastes in music! To name just a few of the artists Joe sang along with during the three-hour experience: The Beatles, Tony Orlando and Dawn, and Van McCoy.

There was video taken that Joe plans to put in YouTube if he can get a couple of glitches figured out. A lot of people took pictures, and I took some with both my cell phone camera and Joe’s. With Joe still a little under the weather right now, we will wait until another day to move the pictures from his phone to the computer. When we do, we will do a blog entry with pictures from the show.

As Joe would write, until next time have a great day, take care, and happy reading.

Photos of my father in the Gallery

Greetings, readers. Today was spent finding and uploading photos of my dad. Several people have asked for them and I think putting them in the gallery of this blog is the easiest and best way to oblige. This is only a first step. For those who wish to have actual copies, I can still get them scanned and sent to you; except for the photo that melded to the glass and would rip beyond repair if we tried to remove it.

I apologize that this has taken so long but hopefully you will all agree that it was worth the wait. Please chime in with questions or comments and we shall respond.

I know that I intended to do a R.I.P. on Nelson Mandela, whom I admire greatly, but I feel that by now everything has been written about him already. I would like to say that it would have been so easy for him to lead his people to oppress the former oppressors, but he united the nation instead. He was a great man who changed that country for the better.

Until next time, with one of our usual longer blog entries, enjoy the day, take care, and happy reading.

Talking turkey

Greetings, readers. As I prepare for the holiday season, there is much to do here at my apartment. Ever since childhood, the holiday season began on Thanksgiving morning with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Even though Mom and Dad are gone now, kitty cat Keekee and I will partake of the parade together on TV, keeping the tradition alive. I have already set my alarm for 8:45. The parade is on from 9 until noon here on the east coast.

At two minutes until noon is when good old Santa Claus turns the corner in front of Macy’s on 34th street; when I was a kid, that is when the Christmas season began at my house. Today, I more or less hold to this equation because it isn’t too long after Thanksgiving that my Christmas lights go up around the apartment. Last year my “Christmas tree” was my big coat rack. Yes, I have pictures. I also got creative and strung up lights around picture frames and bookcases. As a matter of fact, here are a few pictures.

My version of a Christmas Tree


Lights around snowy scene painting
Lights around bookcase


As for the weather for late November, it is glorious. Not a cloud in the sky with a high temp of 54. I’ll take that every day that I can get it. I do like cold and snow around Christmas, I must say, but being someone who just hates being cold, sunny and warmer always makes me smile. One of these day when and if arthritis sets in, I will probably have to scootch to the Carolinas, Florida, or perhaps Arizona. But for now I am content with State College, PA. Before I turn it over to Rebecca, happy Thanksgiving to all, do take care in your travels, and happy reading.

From Rebecca: Happy Thanksgiving everyone. My family is meeting my step-dad in Mifflinburg, so I really like the warmer weather for tomorrow too. We will have good conditions to drive in. Have a good holiday.