Thursday, September 30, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
I’m not one to get bored of the vehicles I purchase. In fact I’m one who likes to enjoy the ride long after it’s been paid off. This beast hasn’t had a payment in over fifteen years as I used and abused her with hauling logs, Rocks, ATVs, and a Motorcycle. She pulled floats in parades, boats as well as pulling other cars from ditches and trees out of the ground. Off roading and snow was never an issue as she always took me home safe and sound. But like all good things they never last forever as we sometimes think they will.
Many of you know this white Ford F250 Super Duty very well and some of you have even had the privilege to ride shotgun on some type of adventure. But now I’m sorry to say goodbye to such a loyal vehicle. With nearly 300K miles it’s time she spread her love in auto parts to help others with the same truck keep theirs as I hope as long as I did with mine.
Her last day on the road was just this Friday afternoon. I neglected her by not pampering her with gifts. So, I drove with bald tires, nearly no front brakes, a transmission that wouldn’t shift into higher gears as well as fighting to get in to stay in park. Her exhaust system didn’t exist creating a signature sound that when arriving at my destination, everyone knew I was coming a few minutes before I got there.
This my friends is the last photo taken. She will be missed dearly that it shed a tear when I said goodbye!
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
During that hot, balmy evening on the 10th of August 1896, Anna's house was ambushed by two thugs that believed the house to be vacant. They were on the quest for fine jewelry they knew were hidden on the second floor. To everyone's surprise, when facing each other, the assault began as Anna desperately fought back to protect her only daughter.
"When it comes to my daughter, I will fight with the fangs of a Wolf and the claws of a Dragon. And no one, or nothing will stop me from protecting her!"
And she did just that as she protected her daughter until all her energy was nearly exhausted. Sacrificing herself, absorbing every brutal blow from the two thugs' wooden clubs. But, like a bear protecting her young, Anna swatted once to face of the attacker leaning over and ripped his eye practically out of its socket. Dazed and confused, he was assisted by his partner and crime and scurried down the staircase and out the front door.
They both lived several years after the incident but died together when a brush fire swept through the forest where their house sat. They were surrounded by flames and they burned together as they embraced each other.
An epitaph that read: "We breathe, pray and burn together. Now we are free together for all eternity."
Monday, August 9, 2021
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021
Today is National Doll Day, a day to celebrate the bond between a little girl and her childhood friends. What better time to celebrate as it falls on the first Sunday in August. That’s right, the first Sunday in August is also National Friendship Day.
Why not venture into your attic and find those dolls you cherished and adored as a child. It’s certain to but a smile on your face as you reminisce your childhood days when make believe became life.
Friday, July 30, 2021
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
The Angel was built as a summer cottage for William Weightman Sr. back around the year 1850. Weightman, a chemist from Philadelphia introduced Quinine to the United States as an antimalarial drug.
This beautiful Victorian single structure house was too far off the Atlantic Ocean in Cape May, New Jersey. Weightman decided in 1881 to move the house closer to the water so the large porches on the house would face the water intaking beautiful views. Being the house was so big, Weightman hired numerous local farmers to cut the house in half and roll each half over logs using horses and mules until it was at the desired location. Unfortunately after a long winter, the moving of the two halves proved unsuccessful and now sits as two separate houses.
After going through many transitions including abandonment, falling into complete despair since Weightman’s death in 1905, the house today is used as a bed and breakfast with authentic room settings of how it was decorated back in the 1800’s. With extensive renovations the Angel of the Sea opened her doors in 1989 and soon was ranked one of the top ten bed and breakfasts in the United States. The Angel also won the Historic Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington DC for its authenticity.
The house inside and out is absolutely stunning and the next time you’re in Cape May, New Jersey, stop by and pay the Angel of the Sea a visit and look around. Simply gorgeous!
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Monday, July 19, 2021
Simply driving in serenity which was not freedom from the storm,
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Saturday, May 29, 2021
A walk along a road with little traffic brings me to a path that leads to what appears to be a personal workshop for a motorcycle enthusiast. Remnants of motorcycle and dirt bike parts scatter the grounds and inside the barn. Personal belongings still remain on the upper level with a few vintage items.