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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.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


Teddy and I have a new roommate who has to come to live with us. He is quite small so won't take up much room. His name is Norm.

This is Norm

This morning I took Norm with me to
morning coffee to meet the guys.

Then Norm checked out
some of the clubhouse
pool equipment

Here Norm studies the
Lake Havasu City Map.

And he was quite interested in the goings on posted on the clubhouse bulletin board.

All in all he seemed to have a good time and the guys at coffee seemed to like him.
He doesn't talk much but as they say, "Still water runs deep!".

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Honoring George Blake

One of the "Snowbirds" here in the park, George Blake, is one of the few remaining living survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. George was a 19 year old soldier in the US Army stationed in Pearl at the time.
Last evening we, the residents of the park hosted a special surprise program to honor George. We announced it as an event to honor all of the former service men here in the park so little did he know that the main focus of the evening was for him. The Lake Havasu City VFW sent a color guard and the local newspaper sent a reporter to cover the event. We presented him with a special custom made shirt, photos, flowers for his wife, Helen and showed a short video produced by Brenda Bauldic, a talented videographer here in the park. I wrote the following special poem for the occasion and read it as part of the ceremony. At the conclusion we had all of the former servicemen stand and announce their branch and dates of service. We even have one resident, now living in Canada, who served in the British Army.

The program:

Havasu Falls RV Resort, Lake Havasu City, AZ
Jan 14th, 2010

6:30 PM Honor Guard…….………....Don Dingman
Invocation & Pledge……….……........Carol Dingman
Introduction of George Blake.….…..Pat Schumacher
Presentation of Gifts to George Blake
Presentation of Flowers to Helen Blake
Poem: "Out of the West They Came"…....…Larry Page
Video Presentation………………........Brenda Bauldic
Retire Colors
Conclusion………...…Recognition of past servicemen

Following the retiring of the colors we had a social hour with cake and ice-cream.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Once again we welcomed in the new year with snacks, music and dancing in the Havasu Falls clubhouse.
Unlike the New Years parties of my youth, no one got drunk, no one threw up, there were no fights, no couples went out to their cars to "make out" and most everyone had gone home by ten p.m.
After all, it was already the New Year in Nova Scotia and that was good enough for us.  ;-)