Greetings from Boston.. I’m here at my folks. I’ve come down to see them and (hopefully) watch the First Robotics championship tomorrow.. We’ll have to see about that. I just spent a really nice evening hanging out with Ma and Pa.. sitting around talking about all the things we remember from our past.. and all the things we don’t..
It was a pretty lazy evening.. I caught this picture of them… they seem pretty happy….
OK.. now to sleep.. ore tomorrow..
nite all- nite sam
Dang.. just realized that my camera with the days pics is hidden somewhere up in our room.. and diane is asleep. I’ve just finished a couple of hours of home work.. and before that about 4 hours of painting. We’re still in the process of painting the bell tower (aka my office). It was wonderfully mindless work.. i you call balancing on a small platform of wood 12 feet in the air mindless. But it was just what I needed to process the rest of last week and this weekend. My folks were up here which was fun.. It was a very good visit.. we ate and drank and did quite a bit of nothing.. which is a treat We do a lot of reminiscing these days.. Old memories, new memories.. some that have gotten away. It’s very interesting hanging out with the only folks that have known you longer than you’ve known yourself. I always learn a little more about them and about myself every time I’m with them these days. .we spend much of our time repeating our stories to each other.. many family favorites, some from when I was little.. some from when they were little.. some which never happened..
Your parents define you in many way.. what you are and what you’re not.. what you will become.. all in all it’s comforting..
Greetings from Sherborn.. I’m down visiting my Folks for a few days and giving a couple of talks at BUI tried blogging last night, but managed to loose my wireless connection before I was able to annotate these pictures..
I spent an hour going through old papers with my dad.. He’s collected a ton of stuff through his life tracking some of the stuff he’s done. One of the things he’s done over the years.. One cool thing we looked at was his ’7 for Safety’ series.. A set of 7 safety promotion movies he made in the early 1960′s as a volunteer contribution for the US Department of Public Safety. I remember seeing them as a kid.
THe series was narratoed by Raymond Burr.. TV’s Perry Mason !
THe first was a mock trial on ‘the people vs. accidents’ where Burr.. as Mason, put accidents on trial ..
I gotta find a copy of that .. The second was on seat belts.. which were not standard equipment for cars at that time..
THe third was on pedestrian safey.. (sadly prophetic….. not sure what to say here)
the forth was on safety steps ?
the next was on fire safety.. there were several letters in the stack from a fire marshal in the mid west that credited this movie with saving the life of three young girls.. Their house was burning,.. and because of seeing the movie, they new not to open a door who’s doorknob was hot.. It was so cool to see that letter !
the next was on falls
then there was one on water safety
One other thing we found was my grandfathers birth certificate.. in Spanish.. from his birth i Bluefields Nicaraagua..
and of course.. there’s lots of stuff here on Sam..