Sunday, December 4, 2016


I spend a lot of time on the road at times and I especially like to see Volvo tractor trailers because i think they are the best looking ones on the road. Now this Sheetz rig is special because of it's paint job from nose to rear end. I wish I could have found a photo of the complete rig but after a long search this was all I could find but I wanted you to see how beautiful it is with the vivid colors.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


With Thanksgiving happening tomorrow I wanted to note my special thanks to the wonderful people at the Durham VA Medical Center for taking such good care of me on the 16th of November.  I had my right eye operated on and my lens was replaced with an artificial one. I went into surgery not being able to read a sign on the wall in the preop room and a little while later I was rolled back into that room and I could instantly read that sign so clearly. What a miracle. Now everything is so much brighter and vivid. Soon on December 23rd I will be having the same surgery on my left eye and I cannot wait to have both eyes seeing clearly again. This surgery is for seeing off at a distance and I noticed a problem seeing small print up close. I happened to see this pair of glasses I had for a long time and tried them and instantly the small print was clear as well. What a miracle having what I needed to correct the other issue. This is one happy man and I am so thankful.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

3 - 2 - 1 Cake Treat



This is a very simple and delicious treat you can have almost immediately. Just get a box of Duncan Hines Angelfood cake mix and a box of any other flavor and mix together. Select a coffee cup or small microwave save dish and put into the dish 3 tablespoons of the mix, 2 tablespoons of water and microwave for 1 minute and you will have a great piece of cake you can eat as it is or with ice cream and it will last you a long time.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Sausage Balls


Another of my end of the year favorites is of course sausage balls and they are so easy to make and are so tasty.All you need is 2 cups of biscuit mix, 1 lb. of sausage and 12 oz. of sharp shredded cheddar cheese. Mix all together and form into balls and bake at 375 for 12 to 15 minutes. Enjoy and happy holidays.

Bacon Roll Ups


Odd but it seems I only think about these delicious treats near Thanksgiving and Christmas. I need to change that way of thinking because I love them so much.
All you do cut the edges off all the sides of a slice of bread and then cut that bread into 3 equl strips. Spread cream cheese with chives on the bread strip and roll it up and wrap it with a half strip of bacon putting a toothpick through to hold it together. Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes checking to make sure they don't burn. So you make as many or as little as you want.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


What you see above without the all too familiar mirrors that you see on all North Carolina school buses now. You see about 60 years ago just outside the town of Nashville, NC my cousin Jerome was getting off his school bus like this one and about half way across the front of the bus he remembered he had left something on the bus, turned around and started to get back on when the bus driver thought he was gone and started forward knocking Jerome down and running over him with the wheel of the bus killing him. It was after this that all buses were outfitted with mirrors so the driver has a full view of the front of his or her bus. I still remember playing with Jerome and miss him today as I know his mother my Aunt Doris Fisher does as well.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Remembering the children


The Gen Rang orphanage in Qui Nhon, Vietnam was one of the places that brought me joy while serving a year and a half over there. Mostly these children were products of relationships between GI's and vietnamese girls and like the picture above some even had blonde hair and were considered outcasts. After being in country 13 months I went home for 30 days and while there I received donations of clothes that I carried back with me. On the day I was to take the clothes I was amazed that my commanding officer and some of his other officers went with me to see the children.  All this happened in 1969 which seems so long ago but not forgotten.