Thursday, November 1, 2007

Treats for Troops

With the holiday season approaching, Pat R. sent information about a safe way to send gifts to our troops. She has used the site personally.

Treats for Troops was founded in early 2003 by Denver business woman Deborah Crane, who was determined to make it safe and simple for every American to send packages and messages of support to our men and women in uniform year round.
Since the Treats for Troops Gift Shops opened in June of 2003, friends, family members, groups, organizations and individual sponsors have sent over twenty tons of treats to American soldiers through Treats for Troops.

Visit the website at

Fire Rainbow

Pat R. sent this awesome photo to inspire us. Here is what I learned about this rare spectacle.

June 19, 2006 It looks like a rainbow that's been set on fire, but this phenomenon is as cold as ice. Known in the weather world as a circumhorizontal arc, this rare sight was caught on film on June 3 as it hung over northern Idaho near the Washington State border .The arc isn't a rainbow in the traditional sense—it is caused by light passing through wispy, high-altitude cirrus clouds. The sight occurs only when the sun is very high in the sky (more than 58° above the horizon). What's more, the hexagonal ice crystals that make up cirrus clouds must be shaped like thick plates with their faces parallel to the ground.
When light enters through a vertical side face of such an ice crystal and leaves from the bottom face, it refracts, or bends, in the same way that light passes through a prism. If a cirrus's crystals are aligned just right, the whole cloud lights up in a spectrum of colors. This particular arc spanned several hundred square miles of sky and lasted for about an hour, according to the London Daily Mail.
—Victoria Gilman

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

5 Oaks Pool Yard Sale (from Don)

The yard sale for 27 October was cancelled due to weather. The new date and time are as follows:

Date: 3 November 8-12PM
Where: Five Oaks parking lot.
Cost: $20/space. Table space money will help fund a new playground for the pool.
Contact: Barbara at
Dianne Bettick at .

Additional info: No tables will be provided by the pool.

Peanut Pumpkin

Check out this new type of pumpkin, the peanut pumpkin. I broke my best serrated knife trying to carve it. The flesh of the pumpkin was 4 inches thick, a cross between pumpkin and melon flesh. Oh, one more thing, don't bring it really stinks!

Happy Halloween Home Haunts!

My neighbors Donna, Matt, Ryan, Nick and Katrina on our porch

Bill said several of Sam's crowd came by his haunted abode this evening.

Leatherface was very scary emerging from the fog.....

Happy Halloween!

Guess who? Bill W. didn't sit at his regular table because he
didn't recognize this gorgeous creature this morning.

Operation Welcome Home

Please take a minute to look at the above web site. If you have never gone to see the troops return home at BWI, it is worth the trip. Glenn

Also, check out the pictures/slide show, the 10th one is Max helping hold the US Postal Service banner. Later on toward the end, Zack and friend Gabe can be seen (OCT 27 pics).