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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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas 2007 revisited

We had a very nice Christmas here at Havasu Falls. Christmas eve afternoon we got together with several of our friends (there were 11 of us) for a small celebration. Our friends, Ross & Carol Peterson brought walleye filets from their home in Lake of the Woods, Ontario. The walleye was accompanied on the grill by crab legs, oysters, shrimp & stuffed mushrooms, donated by Laverne & Pat Schumacher, friends from Iowa. Teddy contributed a cherry pie made with cherries from the Schlueter fruit farm in Leelanau County, MI. Wine and other finger foods too numerous to mention made for a sinfully decadent (food wise) party.

Then on Christmas day the Park hosted a Christmas buffet dinner catered by us residents with over 50 in attendance.

The Park furnished turkey, ham and a grilled pork loin and the residents all bought a dish to pass.

Teddy made blackberry and pumpkin pies and I (of course) made my famous "Hot & Spicey Spanish Deviled Eggs Supreme".

Then tonight (the 26th) several of us met for leftovers followed by an evening of cards ("Pegs & Jokers").
My diet, which I have been religiously following since June, has been completely blown but I'll be back on it just as soon as we start the new year.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas 2007

Merry Christmas to all of our friends on this Christmas 12/25/2007. We hope that you are as happy and fortunate as we are and wish you all the best in 2008.

Monday, December 24, 2007


Nasdaq aka Nazzie likes to burrow under this rug runner to hide and pretend he is a black leopard hunting big game in Africa.
He couldn't hide from my flash though. ;-)
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Decorating for Christmas

The afternoon of Wed. the 12th we all met at the clubhouse to decorate for christmas

Teddy had a good time trimming the tree

Dick found this cute Santa soaking his feet.

Al seems to be puzzled over the light strings.

Shorty adds an orniment to the tree.

Linda set up a Christmas house display.

Meanwhile, Laverne, Rich and the two Rays strung some lights on the outside.

Afterward we all enjoyed a soup dinner (Chili and/or homemade chicken noodle)

It was good to the last drop!

...and then we were entertained by the Colomonde Chorus, a local glee club from Lake Havasu City.

Teddy talked to the director and is going to join them in January.
It was a fun day!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Early Morning Walkers

The rain failed to dampen the enthusiasm of these early morning walkers. It's about a mile for a full lap around the park and two to eight gals, depending on the morning, usually make about three or four laps and then stop into the Clubhouse for coffee.
The Guys, however don't see the point of walking in circles and every morning about six or eight of us head directly to the clubhouse for a morning bullshit session that usually lasts about two hours beginning shortly after six am. When the women come in, though we leave as we mysteriously become mute and lose our ability to speak


It doesn't rain much here in Arizona. Most days have clear skies and full sun and the wind is nearly always from the west, however lately we had cooler weather and some rain bought in by winds from the NE. I believe it to be associated with the same weather pattern that hit Oklahoma, Nebraska & points East of us so bad. Every cloud has a silver lining though, attested by this early morning shot of clouds over the Hulalapai Mountains to the SE

Saturday, December 01, 2007


On Wednesday evenings the local American Legion Club serves ribs and last Wednesday evening a bunch of us went there for dinner.Here we are, all ready to dig in.
Clockwise from front left are Carol Dingman, Don Dingman, Gayle Valentine, Ray Valentine, Jim Babcock, Ed Bristow, Gail Bristow, Carol Babcock (with only blue shirt showing), Gary Johnson, Shirley Johnson, my empty chair, and Teddy.

This was my plate just before I attacked it with knife & fork.

My self-imposed diet managed to survive the outing as I had skipped lunch...and as you can see, I opted for sliced tomatoes instead of baked potato w/sour cream. ;-)