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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.

Monday, November 30, 2009


One of my favorite things
about Thanksgiving is
having turkey sandwiches
and leftover pumpkin pie
the next day.

So on "black" Friday several
of us met in the clubhouse
at lunchtime and set up this
mini buffet.

One of our camper friends, Marion Styczynski from Green Bay, WI made a big pot of turkey noodle soup. That, leftover casseroles and turkey sandwiches completed the spread.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

On Thanksgiving the park donated six roasted turkeys and the park residents bought dishes to pass for a holiday feast in the clubhouse.

Here we are, just about ready to dig in asTeddy makes a last minute adjustment to the serving table.

I made my famous
deviled eggs,
as usual

Thursday, November 19, 2009


I love bacon and eat it whenever I can despite all of my friends & family's health warnings vis-à-vis artery clogging fat & cholesterol. In fact when we grocery shopped I had to "accidently" buy it by claiming that I had no idea how it got into our cart; someone else must have inadvertently put it into our cart instead of theirs.
So a few weeks ago while surfing the web I came across this microwave bacon cooker (shown above) that drains most of the fat from the bacon while it cooks it. I ordered it on-line...not telling Teddy, and unsure of what her reaction would be when it arrived.  She was skeptical at first but now she loves it. It took a few tries to get the cooking time(s) right but now I am allowed two strips of bacon whenever I have eggs for breakfast. 
I am a happy camper!!!   Well...happier, I was happy before. ;-))

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Lake Havasu City

We are now in Lake Havasu City, Arizona at the Havasu Falls RV Resort. We have stayed here during the major part of the winter for the last three years. We like it here as we have made some lasting friendships with several other "snow-bird" couples that come back to this park annually.
We arrived here on Nov. 1 amid hugs, kisses and hearty handshakes from friends that had arrived before us. Teddy has, of course, resumed her daily walks from the park to either one of two small shopping malls each about two miles from the park in opposite directions and I and some of my early rising friends have resumed our daily coffee bull-shit session from ± 6 to 8 am. Because of the clear air and relative lack of light pollution I look forward to the amazing starry sky upon exiting the trailer each morning before sun-up. Makes getting up early worth it. Then after coffee I generally have breakfast, do my shower and then settle in for a nap to make up for my early rising lack of sleep, during which time Teddy takes her walk.
Works for us. ;-).