Thursday, December 25, 2008

Photo Flashback - Young Married

I do not know the exact date of this photo, but my guess is late 1974. Barb and I are married. I can tell by the wedding band on my finger. (If you enlarge the photo you can see it.) Barb's not giving the photographer the finger, she's fiddling with her wedding ring. From left to right are Mike and Brenda Gans, Linda Rodgers (later to be Smith), Barb and Harold Rodgers. I don't look half bad in this photo. This photo was taken at my parents home on Eagle Lake in Edwardsburg MI.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Photo Flashback - YFC Campus Life

It was the early 70's when I worked with Youth For Christ in Elkhart County. This group was from Concord High School. It shouldn't be too hard to identify which one of these free spirits was me.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Case of the Missing Camera

It was Saturday October 25th when Kodak was last seen. Harold had taken him to Schlafzimmer where he could re-charge. Kodak was going to have a gig the following day and wanted to be fresh and full of energy. Harold had given him a couple of Double A's to hold him till the next morning when he would get a fully re-charged set. There by the dresser was the last time Harold remembers seeing Kodak.

The next morning things were a little hectic and Harold decided not to take Kodak to the gig that was planned. Later Harold retrieved the set of Double A's that he was going to give Kodak for the gig. But Kodak was no where to be found. Since Kodak was dependent on others for transportation, he couldn't have gone far on his own. There have been numerous searches in the immediate area where he was last seen but with no avail. Kodak's normal hangout was even searched thinking that perhaps someone may have returned him there. It was empty. It's unsure whether Kodak has taken any sensitive data with him. He does have identification on him, but it may not be easy to find and he won't give it up willingly. It will need to be forced from him.

In the six weeks since he's been missing, his companionship has been noticeably absent. He was able to show us things about ourselves that we enjoyed. We don't suspect any foul play, but who knows.

Kodak, if you're out there and reading this, we want you to know we miss you. Please come home. Christmas without you just won't be the same.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Over Medicated

Over Thanksgiving I started coming down with a cold, at least that's what the symptoms seem to be. So I start taking vitamin C, Zycam and green tea. I thought that I had dealt it a decent blow.

Saturday I picked up some Zinc lozenges and some menthol cough drops. The Zinc to reduce the effects of the cold and the cough drops to hopefully to help clear my sinuses or as the packaging says "cool nasal passages". I popped a Zinc in and then afterward a cough drop. Shortly thereafter I began reading the packaging for the cough drops.
Adults and children 5 years and over: Dissolve 1 drop slowly in the mouth. Repeat every two hours as needed.

I have to confess. I did not wait two hours for my next dosage. In a two hour period, I may have taken anywhere from 3 to 4 cough drops.

It's now a few days later and the cold, if that's really what it is, seems to be dealing me a decent blow.