Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Jerry turns 76

My good friend Jerry Tiemann turned 76 on April 7th....We've been frinds for over 40 years...In fact...Jerry was one of my first bosses when I first moved to Columbia...In 1960, Jerry headed up the SCETV Art Department...In those days, ETV was just emerging to become the finest ETV in the Nation if not the World...I went to work for Jerry in 1962...He was the most vibrant art dirctor I have ever worked for...And he is also one of the finest men I have ever known...Here is a little video of Penny and I singing "Happy Birthday" to Jerry...This the first video I have put in my blog, so bear with me... video

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Brother John goes to Washington

My brother John went to Washington last week for one day...He and several other Veterans were flown to the nation's capital for the purpose of viewing the War Memorials which have been built there...He was accompanied by a young Carolina student who made sure he didn't miss a bus or trip up some stairs or stumble in a fountain...While he was there he met Congressman Jim Clyburn...(who  by the way is an old friend of mine)...Govenor Sandford was at the airport to see them off...He also got to spend some time with his grandson Jake who works in DC...He said that he couldn't believe how many different monuments and places of interest you could see in just one day...




Sunday, April 25, 2010

Daily Photo

Hi again...

Today I had the priviledge of spotting a Painted Bunting at my bird feeder...What a marvelous bird...I didn't have my camera handy so I didn't get a shot of it...but...tomorrow...I will be ready...trust me!

Movie Moral...

I just finished watching a movie last night about... us...






we...






everyone...






It's called "Up in the Air" with George Clooney and Vera Farmiga...It's about a guy who has thousands of air miles and who's job it is to fire people at companies around the world...for the man who owns these companies and is afraid to do it himself...(Sounds petty disgusting doesn't it?)






I won't tell you any more so not to spoil it for those who have not seen it...but the moral of this film is important...And it concerns all of us...






When all is said and done about our lives...regardless of who we are...what we are...where are we going...who do we love...who loves us...






the important thing is...










WHAT IS IMPORTANT?






Think about that...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Natalie Brown and Friends

Natalie Brown  is a serious belly dancer and teacher...She and her troupe put on a very memerable performance last night at the Vista's Art Bar...I can say as a self proclaimed belly dancer afficianado that this performance was one of the best I have ever seen and photographed...Truely remarkable talents... 





































Friday, April 23, 2010

Daily Photo

How many of you out there remember George Mears...George lives at the coast now...He was the owner of one of the greatest bars in Columbia's Five Points...It is called "Group Therapy"...I took many a photo in here and many made it to the wall...Even a few of myself...check out the bottom pix...Group therapy holds a "Chili Cookoff" for charity every year and I have participated in several of them...(Check out one of my earlier blogs...)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Daily Photo

It's time to get the pontoon boat out and head for the lake...hehe

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Daily Photo

Here's a shot I took at Folly Beach some summers ago...I particularly like the way both the girl and her dog have their foot and front paw suspended above the sand..and their ensuing shadaows as well...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Daily Photo (or is it Weekly ?)

Some "lucky guys" get all the hugs...
at the Sea and Sand Festival in Folly Beach last Saturday...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Beware of folding chairs...

Attending a Co-op Meeting at a local high school gymnasium ...I was sitting in the last row listening attentively to the speaker when my chair disentigrated beneath me...and...I ended up on my back looking at several folk looking down at me...Did I hurt myself?   I don't think so...Those lovely folks helped me up and found me another chair...Was I humiliated ?  You might say that...
It's about time for that diet I guess...

Friday, April 2, 2010

NO SMOKIN

Hooray...I came home last night from the pool room and my clothes didn't smell...(from cigarette smoke)...That's right...That awful nicotine smell that permiates your shirts, jackets, pants, whatever you have on...I quit smoking about 30 years ago and never looked back...that means I never have wanted another cigarette ever again...I could remember when I did smoke and became highly incensed at a restaurant whose owner decided to post "No Smoking " signs on his tables in the rear of his place..(that's were I usually sat) ...I said to him..."You're a smoker...where are you going to smoke?" He replied that he was going to smoke out the back door when he needed one...I told him he was crazy...That was 30 years ago...

And now my pool playing, cigarette smoking friends are incensed that they have to go outside to fulfill their need..."Times are achangin" Bob Dylan

(for the better...I hope)