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Cedar, Leelanau County, Michigan (near Traverse City), United States
I am a 76 year old (born 7/4/1937) retired Public Radio Engineer from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Happily married to the love of my life, Teddy (nee Teddy Schlueter). Teddy is a retired Medical Records Clerk from Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, Wisconsin. Two children, Michael and Lon. Lon passed away in 1994. Michael is married to his wonderful wife, Toni and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin. For photos click on link below or visit our photo site http://www.flickr.com/photos/igboo NOTE: Click on photos for full-size images.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Goodby 2006--Hello 2007

Today is the last day of 2006. The guys have a morning coffee every morning from 6:30 to 8 am and I took this picture at about 8 this morning as I was coming back.
It is now about 5 pm and we just finished dinner. Yesterday we were at the grocery and they had these great looking NY strips. We wern't dissapointed, they were delicious.
Tonight we are going to have a New Year party in the clubhouse from 7 till......? Everyone is supposed to bring munchies, I'm bringing hot pork cracklins and pickled eggs (I love "bar food"). Teddy is bringing some little pizza squares.
"Till.....?" will probably be no later than 10 pm as most of the "senior" set here in the park are usually in bed by then. Now that I think of it, the ball in Times Square will drop at 10 our time anyway.

Saturday, December 23, 2006


Every Saturday from 7 to 9:30am we "Snowbirds" here in the park make breakfast in the clubhouse. We staff it with volunters and charge a $5.00 (donation) per person to cover expenses. We offer scrambled eggs, sausages, biscuts & gravey, pancakes, waffles, coffee and juice. From the profits we have been able to buy two restaurant style waffle makers, hold Christmas & Valentines dinners and sponsor other various activities. Ross Peterson (from Ontario) and I are the waffle makers. Here we are hard a work this morning. Photography by Teddy.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Country Music USA

Last evening a bunch of us here in the park carpooled up to Laughlin, NV to go to the "Country Music USA" show at the Ramada Casino. I think that there were 25 of us in five vehicles.

But first some of us went out to dinner. Teddy & I had dinner at the "Colorado Belle" casino with Jim & Irene Over (on the left) and Ross & Carol Peterson (far end and far right).

The show consisted of several sets featuring country music star impersonaters including...
Hank Williams

Garth Brooks

and Shania Twain.

Had a real fun time.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Morning coffee

Every morning from about 6:30 to 8:30 a bunch of us guys get together for a BS coffee session in the clubhouse. Conversation usually centers around trucks, fishing and lies about our sexual prowess. Clockwise from the Christmas tree are Jerry Brown, Michigan; Laverne Schumacher, Iowa; Larry Weber, Minnesota; Ross Peterson, Ontario; Jim Babcock, Oregon; and the empty chair in the back is mine as I'm taking the picture.
Wednesday morning the park springs for sweet rolls and the pastry of choice are these apple fritters. They are huge, loaded with grease and unbelievably good. I always bring one back for Teddy. She tells me not to bring one back for her but I notice that she always eats it.


Christmas is icummen'

Sunday afternoon some of us got together and decorated the clubhouse for Christmas. Here are a few shots of us plying our artistic talents.

Some of the guys hung lites outside

While the rest worked inside.

This was a long reach for Teddy
Afterward we all got together for a chicken (turkey?) soup supper.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Teddy has an uncanny talent for finding money. She enjoys taking long walks and usually takes walks of from three to six miles every day. She often walks round trip from the park to the Wal-Mart plaza which is about three miles south of us or about two miles north to Home Depot. Without fail she always comes back with money that she has found along the way. It is usually small change but twice she has come back with folding money. Once it was a twenty dollar bill and the other time it was a ten. She has been keeping track of her finds on her computer and so far this year she has found $57.21. She also sometimes comes back with various new items (towels, clothes etc.) which have apparently flown out of the back of pickups after they leave Wal-Mart.
Her secret...keep your eyes open and your head down!

Friday, December 01, 2006


It has been unseasonably cold here in Lake Havasu with nighttime temps dipping into the 40s. Fortunately becasuse of the cloudless sunny skys it usually warms up during the day. However.............................. Yesterday when I got up it was really cold! And today it was worse!
But I see on the TV news that folks back in the Great Lakes area are really getting hammered so I'm not complaing too loudly, at least I don't have to shovel snow.
???? Hmmm...come to think of it...I didn't much shovel snow back in Wisconsin..........TEDDY DID!