Friday, December 29, 2006

Links at last

As most of you know, I ain't none too bright when it comes to computer stuff. Ever since I started this dumb blog, I have been trying to figure out how to make links to other web sites, especially the blogs of other relatives and friends. Today, the light finally went on and I figured it out. It only took me about a year. Hooray for me.

More Faces at the Races

Stolen from Mary Jane's blog. BFT and Jackie in the clubhouse at the Fairgrounds on Christmas Eve.














Mary Jane and Jackie peering out the window at Randall taking their picture.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Faces at the Races















Faces at the Races are Mary Jane and Jennie Lane;







Abbi and Jackie;







Randall, Charlene, Nelson and Winston.

Abbigale Grace - handicapper of the ponies


Abbigale became our handicapper at the races. Out of ten races, she picked eight winners. Here she is showing off some of her winnings. It was amusing to see all of the adults around her asking her advise on which horse to pick in the next race. She finally got tired of it and said she was not going to give out any more of her selections. BFT begged her for a tip in the tenth race and she relented. Tom made his big killing of the day and went home a happy man after donating $1.00 to Abbi's college fund.

The Reynolds Family Race


Christmas eve was spent at the Fairgrounds where a race was dedicated to Nelson and Charlene Reynolds, Betty's brother and sister-in-law. Nelson returned home to Rhode Island in October from his second tour of duty in the middle east

We all wished we'd had some money placed on the winning horse. It paid 70 to 1 which would have been a very good payday.

Grace Amelia Reed - Betty's new granddaughter
















Betty's new granddaughter, Grace Amelia Reed, was born December 21, 2006. Mother Danielle and Father Jay are doing well.

Monday, December 18, 2006

It Ain't Al Copeland's But It's Lights


Well, I put some lights on the house. Granted, it ain't like Al Copeland's house (the creator of Popeye's Fried Chicken and well known Christmas lights person in the New Orleans area for those of you who don't know who he is), but there are lights. So, yes, Kim, I do decorate, sort of.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Jennie in the Neighbour's Yard


This is Jennie Lane in my neighbour's yard. Since I haven't decorated yet and the kid across then street, Adrian, has decorated their yard, we took Jennie over to take her picture. She did not care for the way Winnie The Pooh felt, though.

Friday, December 01, 2006

In the Clubhouse at the Racetrack

Here are several pictures from inside the clubhouse while we were waiting on our food. Barry appears to be looking at the horses but I don't know if there were any horses running at the time.














Betty and I were actually laughing at something Kristen said or Jennie did. I can't recall, but we were enjoying ourselves, that's for sure.









Kristen and Barry are having a good time but Jennie is not too sure if she likes this or not. Wonder just waht's going on in her mind.

At The Racetrack


On November 26, 2006, Kristen invited Betty and me to join her, Barry and Jennie at the Fairgrounds Racetrack for the races. It was a great day. One race was named for Jennie (a.k.a. Taterbug) and Betty got to present the trophy to the owner and the jockey of the winning horse. I had bet on the horse to show but I won $.80 (yes there is a decimal in front of the 8, it was 80 cents but at least I didn't lose). We all had a good time and Betty and I will go back again.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Friday, November 17, 2006

Having a Smoke In Albuquerque

Bobby, Sam and Lisa having a smoke outside the house in Albuquerque. They won't smoke in the house which is good for the boys.
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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Jack-O-Lanterns Made by Kids

Here are the results of the three boys' endeavors at carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns. As Bobby said, they look like jack-o-lanterns made by three kids. Don't try to tell me that that boy isn't observant.


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Carving Jack-O-Lanterns


It was almost Halloween, so, of course, the boys had to make jack-o-lanterns. Here they are at work carving out the pumpkins.



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Sam and Christine

Bobby's friends and neighbors, Sam and Christine (Merick's parents) stopped by for a visit, pizza and some drinks. Sam had burned both of his hands when he grabbed up a flaming lamp and threw it out of his mother-in-law's house to keep it from setting the house on fire. He sustained first and second degree burns on both hands and missed a week of work. He is now the hero of the block.

Christine is a happy go lucky pregnant mom.


Here Christine feeds her hero, Sam, because he can't use his burned hands. Isn't she sweet?

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Playing Games in the Arcade

The boys each got a cup full of tokens and played games in the arcade. They all seemed to enjoy themselves. Morgan and Merick gathered a bunch of tickets and turned them in for some good old plastic "made in China" toys.


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At the Hinkle Family Center

Bobby and the boys wanted to go to the Hinkley Family Center in Albuquerque (well, the boys did, any way), so we got the boys and Morgan's friend Merick and went to have some fun. Here are three photos of the "boys" in the bumper boats. Merick was too short to ride by himself so Bobby "had to" drive for him. Hmmmmmm.


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Owen Lewis Wilson-Cathers

While In Albuquerque, I tried to get some photos of my grandson Owen, but it is hard to do because he is always mugging for the camera. Here are three that I got of him. He's a cute kid.



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