June 25, 2011

A 30 Year Journey

Last week I flew to California with Georgette and my daughters to attend the wedding of someone who is very special to us.  As you may already know, Georgette and I have 7 children – Harry, Anna, Maria, Laura, Mary Rose, Christine, and Teresa.  The wedding was on Saturday, June 18.  The groom was my son, Harry, and his bride was Kathryn Neill.

June 11, 2011

A St. Louis Miracle

Last Sunday while I was at a graduation party, I spent some time talking to one of Georgette’s cousins, Tim Siedlecki.  Tim is in his mid 30’s.  About 13 years ago, he moved from Peoria to St. Louis after accepting a job at the Boeing Corporation.  Shortly after he moved, Tim bought a house in a residential area near the St. Louis airport.

June 4, 2011

A Near Death By Suffocation

During my first two years in high school, I was on the wrestling team.  My win/lose record freshman year was 50/50.  I was what was commonly referred to in the wrestling world as a “fish” – someone who usually ended up on his back flopping around until his opponent finally completed the task of “pinning” him.