Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas

Want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy!
I will be spending it with my family and especailly my grandchildren.

Here a couple of links of a nice setup provided by Office Max. Hope they work. Well I could not get them here. Got an error messaage about hemt or something. If you would like to see me and the grandkids doing a dance dressed as elves. Leave me a comment and i will email it to you. Bill

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Missed two shots

Missed two shots. In the one above the golfer is off the green by about 50 yards and 100 feet up. He made a bogey on the hole. It was the 18 th.

Below is the sunset off of Hilton Head Island. Lots of nice scenery down that way. Bill

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Golf Harbour Town, Hilton Head SC

Hi. all, I finally figured out how to get pictures on my blog. Only took me a week. The pictures are below this entry they got there before I could put words on the post.
My wife and I spent a week in Charleston, SC in early October, 2008 with my son and his wife. Had a great time being with them and enjoyed two great golf courses.
Firsts two pictures are from Sand Dunes Golf course on the Isle of Palms near Charleston.
Next four are from the Harbour Town Golf links. What a course that was. Did not play the best of golf but we both enjoyed the course scenery and the excellent facilities. Stayed in The Sea Pines hotel, real top drawer with a great view of the course. If you ever watch the Heritage tournament you will recognize the 18 th hole.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008


At last you get to see me. Now what do you think of this old man? He is still in 7 th heaven since the Phillies won the World Series.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Made the move
Well, some how I made the move to blogger.
As usual I do not have much of an entry but maybe I will be doing at lwast a weekly entry in the future.
I seem to have blogger adresses for most ot the AOL journals I have on alert. If i missed any one with a follower let me know.
Have a good week I am off to SC to see my son and play some golf. Bill

Thursday, August 14, 2008

It could happen to you

When will we learn?

Summary of My Last Year on the Computer

I must send my thanks to whoever sent me the one about
poison in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a
wet towel with every envelope that needs sealing.

Also, now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for
the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick
girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in the hospital for
the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once
I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are
sending me for participating in their special e-mail

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214
angels looking out for me, and St. Theresa's novena has
granted my every wish.

I no longer eat KFC because their chickens are actually
horrible mutant freaks with no eyes or feathers.

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I
smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

Thanks to you, I have learned that my prayers only get
answered if I forward an email to seven of my friends and
make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern, I no longer drink Coca-Cola because
it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gasoline without taking someone along to
watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl into my back
seat when I'm pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper since the people who
make these products are atheists who refuse to put "Under
God" on their cans.

I no longer use Saran wrap in the microwave because it
causes cancer.

And thanks for letting me know I can't boil a cup of water
in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face,
disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I
could be nicked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug
me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or FedEx since they
are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don't
support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to
dial a number for which I will get a phone bill with calls
to Jamaica, Uganda, Singapore, and Uzbekistan.

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I
now have their recipe.

Thanks to you, I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because
a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to
cause me instant death when it bites me.

And thanks to your great advice, I can't ever pick up $5.00
in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a
molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

I can no longer drive my car because I can't buy gas from
certain gas companies!

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in
the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on
your head at 5:00PM this afternoon and the fleas from 12
camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy
hump. I know this will occur because it actually happened to
a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's
second husband's cousin's beautician...

Have a wonderful day....

Oh, by the way.....A South American scientist from
Argentina, after a lengthy study, has discovered that people
with insufficient brain activity read their email with their
hand on the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now; it's too late.

Received from February

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


So here is a Meme from Dawn at carpe diem Carpe Diem - Seize the Day

The 5 List

5 things you collect = golf balls, golf towels, golf club covers, golf score cards and golf ball markers.

5 things about your hair = gray, thin, hard to part, falling out and brittle.

5 things about your pets = toy poodle, white with brown highlights, 14 years old, sleeps 20 hours a day, last pet I will ever have.

5 things in your junk drawer = five computer cables, four digital cameras, three microphones, two earphones and one CD labeler.

5 things you love to eat in summer = pretzels, watermelon, cantaloupe, butter pecan ice cream, popsicles.


Can't believe this one is so short. Hate it when she puts up a thirty or more lines Meme.  


Thursday, July 17, 2008

I am hooked.


I got this one from, I think I am getting addicted. Bill


If you came to my house… 

You would see: That my back deck is right on the 7th tee of the golf course I live on. It is where I spend a lot of afternoon time when the sun goes around the house.

I’d probably feed you: Peanuts, chips cheese and crackers, since we probably had lunch or dinner at the golf course after our round. 

And offer you this to drink:  A Manhattan since that is what I drink most of the time. If you wanted something else I would hit up on one of my neighbors who could probably supply what you desired.  

I would  undoubtedly ask if you have read:  any good books lately and would offer the opportunity to go through the five large boxes of books that I have read over the last ten years to see if you like any of them. Wish someone would take some to them since I can't lift them up to get them out of the basement. 

I would d want to play this music for you:  Sorry I ain't got no music in this house, you may bring your own. If i turn on the radio it will be tuned to 24 hour news station.

I would want to tell you about:  My best golf shots.

I would probably suggest a game of: golf the next morning.  

I would definitely show off:  latest or newest golf clubs or props.

I might get on the computer and show you: the other golf courses in the area that we could play. How I chart and analyze my golf rounds and score.

If it was a long enough visit, we might watch:  go to see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and Betsy Ross' house and many other historical sites in or around Philly. But since you came to my house you must be a golfer so I guess we will just play another 36 holes.  

I would share my. anything except my favorite driver.

If you want to give this a try feel free and leave me a linkto your journal. Bill

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Meme from Donna

Reaponding to Donna, Nightmare Mom.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Not at all, never did and it got worse.4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Liverwurst on rye with onions, No mayo
.5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes, four and four grandchildre..
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Tough question. I guess I would 90 % of the time. 
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? All the time it is my forte.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS No lost them 72 years  and never missed them.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Would like to but I fear I am too old to survive a jump.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Rice Krispies for lunch.Coffee..
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes but mostly wear shoe with no laces.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?  No I am a flabby old man. But i do have a nive tan.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Pistachio, always has been. 
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their smile or lack there of. 
15. RED OR PINK? Red
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST My paremts.
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? Yes why not I rarely do these but for Donna I generally make an exceptiom. Anyone who reads will probably know more about me than my family does.
19. WHAT COLOR  SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? black slipper type shoes.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? ice cold pears in sweet syrup for desert. 
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The hum of the ceiling fan. Nice and cool 70 in the Philly area right now.
22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?  Pink my granddaughter favorite
23. FAVORITE SMELL?  Woods, fir trees wet with rain or dew. Reminds me of my Boy Scout Days
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Allison Schwartz, a local politician who invited me to  atown hall meeting.
25. FAMOUS PERSON YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET?  Any President including the two probably nominees. I have questions for them all.
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?  Donna, one of my favorite Jlanders. 
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?  Golf, Use to be NFL football.
27. HAIR COLOR? Salt and pepper.
28. EYE COLOR? Brown
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No reading glasses. Optometrist says next time bifocals or no driving.  
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Fried Oysters which I only get three or four times a year. Second oyster stew, wife won't cook it so when she is away I do it and love it with a Manhattan as I cook it and two beers to wash it down.
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy Endings  Either will do. The last movie I went to see was Saving Private Ryan
32. I screwed up and erased most to this questionIE YOU WATCHED? I think it had to do with TV movies or shows and I never watch either except for the news. 
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Nice white golf shirt with blue stripes, One of my favorite shirts. 
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Give me summer with the heat and humidity. I love it. 
35. HUGS OR KISSES? Been a while but now I take a hug from the grandchildren any time they are not much on kisses unless I am clean shaven.
36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Pineapple upside cake.
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? I trust all who happen to stumble onto my journal.
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?  Certainly not my best friend Dan.
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Just started "One Lasr Read" by a Philly newspaper sports writer. I read about two books a month. 
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Picture of me teeing off on the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island in SC. My son had it made for me Thanks Bill
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? Nothing after the 6 PM news. 
42. FAVORITE SOUND? "Hear comes Grandfather" coming from any the grand kids when I am at their door.
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?  Probably Hawaii or Italy. I am not sure which is further. Never thought about it.
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Blowing smoke rings.
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?  Upper Darby PA at home
I must be really be getting senile. I think I might have enjoyed doing this.
If you complete this meme leave me a link, Bill

Thursday, July 3, 2008

At the request

At the request of a number of Jlanders whose journals I read and comment on I have decided to put another entry on my journal.

Being in my thirteenth year of my retirement I really live and enjoy a very quiet un eventual life.

My wife, children and grandchildren all do their best to keep me active and entertained and they do it well. I enjoy my mornings reading the paper from back to front starting with the cryptogram, crossword puzzle and the jumble. I always complete the crypto and about ninety-five percent of the crossword. That takes me to noon when I go to my computer and read about thirty or forty journals and comment on five or six. Then I do an online cryptogram and complete about ninety-eight percent of them. On to a jig saw puzzle. Then to my message boards AOL Golf and The Golf Channel Discussion Board. Time for dinner and maybe a cocktail. Them back to the computer to catch up and then play an hour of Slingo. Then if I have time I will play some Tiger Woods' golf. By 10 PM O am in bed and read for an hour or two and then sleep soundly for eight plus hours.

Now isn't that exciting? See why I rarely do a journal. I am not bored but I sure you would be if I told you what I did with my day.

Only exercise I get is a weekly round of golf, usually playing alone, and the few "honey do" chores that my wife requests. I enjoy golfing even though I am not very good at it. Most fun I have on the course is when I play with either of my sons or my good friend Dan.

Couple of times a week and every weekend we visit our children and their kids who are the joys of my life.

Living on a golf course with an association most of the chores outdoors like grass cutting, shrubbery trimming and painting are the responsibility of the organization.

I do take digital pictures and videos mostly of the grand kids. Take a trip or mostly a cruise every two years and visit my son in SC a couple of times a year.

Will try to add a picture of the new bridge in Charleston, SC that I took from the boat that was taking us to Ft. Sumtner in the spring of this year. I think it is one of my better photos. It got added but it is up the top ^.

Well that it for now I probably won't have another entry for anothe six months.

Hope you all have a Happy Fourth of July and enjoy the day and fireworks.

Friday, January 18, 2008


Your mission, should you chose to accept it, is to complete Pumpkin's Meme!

Here it is: (no answers filled in because she already knows mine!)

(By the way, her favorite color is purple)

Pumpkin's Meme - Who are you?

1.   What is your name? Bill
2.   How old are you?  77 would you believe I have underwear older than you.
3.   Where are you from? Outside of Philadelphia the City of Brotherly Love

4.   Do you smoke? Yes, sorry to say
5.   Do you drink? Yes at least a can of beer every night It helps me sleep
6.   Do you have a family? Yes, Three sons and a daughter a wife and four graandchildren, The joy of my life Please explain, if yes.
7.   What are your hobbies? Golf, reading and this stupid computer
8.   What is your favorite ice cream? Rarely eat it but like vanilla on my pies.
9.   What is your favorite animal? Muskrats
10.  Do you wear glasses? Yes to read up close
11.  What nationality are your ancestors from? German and Irish
12.  What color is your hair? Gray
13.  What are you wearing now? Pajamas, going to bed after i finish this and read for an hour or so.
14.  What is your favorite color? Blue
15.  What teacher do you remember most from your childhood? Sister Francella 7 th grade
16.  What are your pets and their names? Toy Poodle Samantha, we call her Sam
17.  What is your favorite food? Oysters raw, steamed, fried or in a stew
18.  What is your job? Been retired 13 years my job now is to keep my wife happy and ahead of her with the chores

So, there you have it!  Inquiring 10 year olds want to know.  And, so do the boys.  lol 

OK Pumpkin now you have my answers. Let me know how the results of the survey come out. Bill





Saturday, January 5, 2008

Would like to add this to my side bar but could not find the way to do it.

I miss Kim and her wonderful sense of humor and strength. Bill