Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Best of Birthdays to you......sorry I (we) can't join you but know you will have a grand time! Next year is the big one.........I can't wait to hear Serena's celebrating ideas! Roberta who is writing in the dark since I can't find the small light switches.....

Monday, January 28, 2008


patent number:US863047
To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, CECIL J. UIBLE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Westboro, in the county of Clinton and State of Ohio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Molds for Making Cisterns, etc.

The above is copied from the web page that is linked in the title of this post. I did make a few changes of the text to clean it up a bit. (I would guess that it was originally just scanned in and not much cleaning up was done.) Anyway, vaguely interesting tidbit.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


Wallpaper, that is! The kitchen looks totally different...I stripped the wallpaper on the main walls and painted them a light beige/string color. I haven't decided what to do about the walls around the counters, but some type of back splash. Whatever I do, more stripping will be necessary. Whoever invented of wallpaper should be shot.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Eating Out

We (Kings, Sara, Parks and I) are going to Morton's Steak tonight - in large part to celebrate Cynthia's birthday (January 7) and, of course, Sid's. There is a link to Morton's website here and a review here.

Then on Tuesday for Catherine's big day - we are having a slight change of pace - at the Persian Garden Cafe.

I'm really looking forward to the food and company, of course, at both.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


And if we change all the "1" decorations to "53" we could use the left over decorations from KC's party for Serena. Happy Day--Week--Year--Life, Serena!

Oregon map quilt

There was a link to the Oregon map in the comment field of the post to which Catherine linked below. I can't imagine putting the work in that this quilt obviously required.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Roasted Pecans

Mary, we have been enjoying the roasted pecans you gave us while you were here. They make a great snack! We think of you all and your visit here when we eat them -- thanks!

Getting Moving

Have painted the laundry room this morning with Christian's help and thought you folks might be interested in this clipping from the Courier Herald, the local newspaper that appeared while we were gone to SCW:

Mom and Dad (and even RUK/HSK) may remember our friend, Mark Boles, pictured in the foreground. Promise of Hope is where Don is part-time Chaplain and Mom/Dad have been there on Sunday morning with him I believe.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Day the Internet Stood Still

Cute piece on the New York Times website about what happens in homes when the Internet goes down. The link is in the title or here.

By the way, MV, your parents are talking about going to see Steel Magnolias this evening. I'm not too convinced they will like it, but who knows. What part did Ginny play?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ohio Quilt Map

In honor of our home state, here's a picture of a quilt that is on display in a store called Sew In Style: School of Sewing in Beavercreek OH. I found it on a blog called

Cartophilia: Maps and Map Memorabilia

where it was seen by someone who belongs to a boardgame playing group that meets at the Sew in Style. Monopoly anyone?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Granddad's belated birthday

July 1941. Cadillac parked on a Chicago street.

When did Granddad start driving black Cadillacs? I can imagine him driving around in this one.

Happy 115th Birthday, Granddad!

Friday, January 04, 2008

First NBA Game for Crowsons

Phoenix Suns 104

Seattle Sonics 96

Thanks to Ken and Wendy for

accompanying the Crowsons to the

thriller game!

Flight Status

Did you know that if you enter the flight number and airline in the Google search box it will give you the flight status.

For example if you enter "Delta 1508" it will tell you that today's flight, at least at this point, it is on time. In Firefox you can also enter it in the address box and get the same results.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Interesting NYT obit

I found this NYT's obit particularly interesting - it is about an obituries writer from the Telegraph of London.

One of the phrases he used was "Relished the cadences of the English language” for "An incorrigible windbag".

Items from Uible photo album