Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Election - Vote

I don't know about you, but this election seems to have been going on forever!!!  How can you be undecided at this point?  I saw some people on TV this morning that had not decided how they were going to vote.  These two guys have been everywhere for the last 20 months - what is going to make up a mind? What could be left to find out?

Just get out and vote!  Oh and if you don't vote - do not complain about the state of the country for the next four years.  If you don't care enough to get out and vote I don't want to hear anything you have to say.

How do you know?

My friend door dyke informed me that she was not going to post on her blog until I posted on mine.  How was I too know?  She did not tell me, she was just going to wait until I posted.  DD what if I never posted again?  Now the challenge is on.  I told her for every post I make, she also had to make one.  Keep an eye open and let her know if she is falling behind.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

No on Prop 8!

Remember to get out and Vote this election.  So many things to think about, put don't forget to vote No on Prop 8.  Equality under the law, that is all that is being asked.  

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The Most Haunted Place in the US.

No, not the White House!  We just returned from a week in Charleston, SC.  Not only is it the birthplace of moi, it is the location of air craft carrier The Yorktown - well actually it is across the river in Mt. Pleasant.  My beloveds father was a sailor in the mid 50's on the Yorktown and we brought him to a reunion of the men that served on her. 

It was very nice to be able to bring Pete back to a place that meant so much to him.  He enjoyed his time on the ship.  We walked that flight deck and he told us all about what he did and things that happened.  He really enjoyed his time on that ship.

While Charleston is the place of my birth, I have not been back since we moved away when I was about 1.  My Mom, the Colonel and his wife and kids drove down for the weekend.  It was great sharing Charleston with them.  We drove around North Charleston looking for the house we lived in.  We found it, we think and lets just say I would not be living there now.

We took a carriage ride around historical Charleston, heard great stories and saw such beautiful buildings.  We also took a couple of other tours - a ghost tour and a tour of the old jail.  They were both fun and a little spooky.

If you ever get a chance to go to Charlston - GO!!! 


The metal work in Charleston is just wonderful.  It is everywhere.  On gates, fences, windows.   This example is from the Slave Market.  Contrary to what I thought, Slaves were NOT bought or sold here.  It was run by Slaves - they could have booths here to sell products.

This is the Huguenot Cross.  It is in the French Huguenot Church in Charleston, SC.  This is the only remaining Huguenot Church left in the U.S.  Since French is not as widely spoken in Charleston anymore, they offer services in English - it was a big deal at the time.  Now once a year you can hear the service in French.  How lovely that must be.

Graveyards!  Charleston is full of graveyards.  I love graveyards.  Take a haunted tour if you ever go.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Going to the Chapel

Door Dyke and her beloved got married on Friday. I was honored to be a witness at the wonderful event. Who would have ever thought we would be celebrating a marriage between two woman that love each other. Spouse A & Spouse B (actually says that on the marriage license) have been together for 16 years and plan to spend the rest of their lives together. Standing in the beautiful rotunda of San Francisco city hall was really a treat.

Let's be real, where else in the entire world would you have seen the following:

Two men in kilt being married.
A young couple with a baby getting their marriage license.
A kinda weird guy giving out little stuffed bears to the couples being married.

And two women with love in their eyes exchanging rings surrounded by friends and family.

Happy Life J&P!!!

The Hills are alive!!!

I could not resist this! Who could? So for my next birthday....