Month: May 2011

  • Buddly's three day weekend




    Our daughter Carly came home from Omaha for her daughters graduation and Memorial Day.

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    Her daughter Jasmine, Carly, and son Ethan.

    Since she would be leaving Sunday morning, we had a cookout fot the kids and grandkids on Saturday.

    I grilled some weenies for burnt weenie sammiches and Karen made a big skillet full of Manwich, put out some chips, watermelon and cantaloupe, and some 2 liter bottles of sodie pops.

    I didn't take any pics of the cookout fare, but most of you have seen my weenie anyway. Don't wanna over do it!

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     It was just Karen and I on Sunday, so we picked up some nice hefty filet mignons and some stuffed crabs at Walmart that morning.

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    Mmmmmm! Medium rare filets, a couple of crabs, half a baked potato, and rolls. Don't get any better than that!

    Just a nice quiet Sunday at home.




    Karen's mom, two of her sisters, a nephew and grand niece came over around 4 for dinner.


    Grilled pork loin

    Steamed asparagus

    Boiled and fried new potatoes

    Fresh tomatoe, cucumber, and onion medley tossed with Italian dressing

    My world famous shrimp and macaroni salad

    Fresh watermelon and cantaloupe tray

    Sister's Parker House rolls

    And, oh yeah, Key Lime pie!


    Started with a 5lb pork loin, marinated overnight in Coca-Cola, garlic, and salt and pepper.

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    Browned him nicely on all sides, then moved it to the back of the grill and turned the rear burner off and the front to medium heat.

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    Made a little sauce to baste him with from 1/3 cup of apple juice and 1/3 cup of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce. Slathered him up and closed the lid. Went out about every 15 minutes, turned it, and rebasted.

    After about and hour and fifteen minutes,


    Pork perfection!

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    Everyone showed up on time (thankee Lord) and we sat the table.

    Karen was busy while I was grillin'!

    Boiled and fried new potatoes.

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    Steamed asparagus.

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    Cucumer, tomatoe and onion medley.

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    Shrimp macaroni salad, that I made yesterday.

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    Sister's rolls.

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    And the headliner, grilled pork perfection!

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    It's time to eat!

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    All in all, a very nice three day weekend.

    Hope everyone had a safe, happy, thankful and grateful weekend.

    Happy Memorial Day to one and all!



  • Black and White



    My Ohio River Heritage.

    I'm 63 and so far have spent most of my life living on the banks of this old river.

    She's home to me, and hopefully always will be.

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    The Ironton/Russell Bridge


    Same bridge on a foggy morning.


    Tugboat idling in the fog.

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    The Ironton, Oh docks.

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    At the foot of my yard.

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    Taken while mowing the yard.

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    Catlettsburg, Ky floodwall mural.

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    These were all taken behind the floodwall.

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    Gotta be careful where you walk!

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    This old river works 24/7. It never stops.

    Hope it never does!


    Seedsower has invited us to post in color themes,
    check out her Painted This Town Red post for the schedule if you'd like to join in!




  • Jumping on the Paint it Red Bandwagon



    The Paint it Red Bandwagon

    So, here we go, in no particular order, and with no rhyme nor reason whatsoever -


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    This last one has to be the best of the bunch!

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    Seedsower has invited us to post in color themes,
    check out her Painted This Town Red post for the schedule if you'd like to join her!




  • A VW Bus for Jill, and some foggy river pics.



    Saw this parked down on the corner on Easter Sunday.

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    Soon as I saw it, I thought of Jill! Had to walk down and get a closer look.

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    Looks like it just rolled out of the showroom! Haven't seen one that pristine in years. By the late seventies it seemed every one you saw was covered in peace signs and flowers. lol

    They're still out there Jill, don't give up on those dreams!

    I'm thinking it was the next morning around 7:15 when I went out to start my truck and saw this tugboat idling in the high waters of the Ohio.

    Made this one my new wallpaper.

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    After about five minutes he powered up and slowly headed on upriver.

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    Karen liked this bridge shot, so I set it as her new wallpaper.

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    It's been a lazy weekend here, hoping it stays that way.

    See yuz sometime tomorrow guys, it's beer thirty!

    If you get a chance, go over and check out my buddy Randy's weekend threefur!

    You won't regret it!





  • Dan must have really liked my last post!



    Can you say glitch?

    I've seen someones recs on the same post be listed in my UI 2 or 3 times before, but nothing like this.

    Six recs to the same post, the comment, then one more rec.

    Weirdness, Xanga.

    Every time I try to rec more than once I get smacked with a little warning notice!


    Or what if it's not a glitch? Maybe Dan wields more power with the Xangateam than any of us mere mortals even suspected?

    Scary thought!

    I'ma so hoping it's just a little glitch!




  • Osama's Facebook status





    Yeah, I had to.



  • Moments of Zen


    In light of all the ObamaOsama controversy on here today, I think we can all use a little chill time.

    Jumping on the SaintVi and Doahsdeer bandwagon here.

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    *peace out*