Mar 23, 2011

Dunk Contest

Joel, #21, and his team mates dunk contest.

Mar 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom

I was away from the computer on your birthday so here it is a little late.
March 18th was the day.

Mar 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Chad

I should have bought him some of this St. Patrick's day stuff I saw on my way to lunch but instead I just took his picture.

Mar 15, 2011

Mar 14, 2011

Bobby Payton

No animation today so you can stop looking for it.

I found this in the pile Dad was recycling. It was really dark and I couldn't make it so I thought I would scan it to see what it was.

I played with it in Photoshop for awhile to even make out what it was.
It is from an airplane so I think I took it the slide.

I rotated the picture around a bit trying to figure out whose house it was.

I then noticed something.

People waving at me.

Then I recognized the place.

It was my friend, Bobby Payton's, house.

I meet up with him last year and he is now a pilot.
I tried to reminisce with him but he didn't remember hardly anything from high school.

He said he had a horrible memory.

Bobby this is What I remember and how I know for sure this is your house.

The barn.

This is where you held up a conibear trap and said "I think your punch is fast enough to make it through without smashing your hand.".

It wasn't.

The golf green.

Bobby and his brother worked at a golf course in the summer.
Each time they sowed the greens they took a pinch of seeds home and they built their own green.

It was nice. They had a nine hole course in their yard. We shot form nine different places in the yard and they all ended up on the same green.

The electric fence.

I had a golf ball land against this fence.
We thought my club had a rubber grip and was insulated. I took a swing at the ball and got the biggest shock I have ever gotten. I can still feel it. I can still hear Bobby laughing.

The garage.

Bobby boxed golden gloves and he would have me come over and spar with him.
He said it was because I had such a long reach.
I think it was because I had an open face.

Mar 11, 2011



Chad fishing in 1972.

He looks a little nervous to me.

Mar 10, 2011



Mom and Chad practicing diving while a lady blows bubbles. 1973

Mar 9, 2011

Double Bubble


The famous Double Bubble shirts.


I have the must have leather bracelet of the 70's.


ChadAll grown up!

Mar 8, 2011

IACS State Champs

We spent this weekend at the IACS State basketball finals.
My son's team one!
Here is a highlight reel.

Here is where my wife talks about it.

Mar 4, 2011

Sink Hole


Chad getting ready to explore a sink hole/cave. 1979

Mar 3, 2011

Disney World Alien Abduction


I salvaged this slide from a pile that Dad was tearing the paper off the slide to recycle.

After I scanned it I was looking at it and was trying to decide what to animate in it.
Then I noticed that guy.

I looked back in the pile and found another picture taken at the same time and the same guy was in it too!

Look for yourself.Click on image to enlarge

Goofy guy looking like he is posing for Dad, right? Funny.

Now look at the other picture I found in the stack.

Same guy but now he is totally creepy.

Is he checking out Mom?
Maybe he is looking to abduct one of us kids? Dad was always warning us about this happening.

Then it came to me as I concentrated on the slide.

What is that expression of his?
What was he thinking?

Then I found myself looking where he was looking and thinking what he was thinking!

Does Disney World have a nursing home day?

Mystery solved.
CSI's got nothing on me.

Mar 2, 2011



Brett and Uncle George mowing in 1972.

They both seem to be really enjoying it.

So does Chad. Maybe he was told that he gets to ride the next round.

Notice the Cat?

Cousin Trina was sunbathing or maybe this was when they had a pool out back?

Someone else is hiding in the edge of the frame.

Looking at the picture I can hear my Uncle George's laugh.

Mar 1, 2011

Chad 1974


Chad sitting in the football stands at Indian Creek High School. 1974