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08/20/19 01:25 AM #1216    

 

Mitch Wise

Always glad to read your latest thoughts


08/20/19 01:26 AM #1217    

 

Mitch Wise

Having dinner with Steve and Kayreen Braden this coming Saturday


08/21/19 08:09 AM #1218    

 

Richard Maurer

Greg, the boomer selfie is great.  Next time I visit pay telephone booth (right), I will try it.


08/21/19 08:18 AM #1219    

 

Richard Maurer

Mitch, the latest vacation photos you posted are great.  A lot of really nice images.  You have a good eye for composition and colors.  Thanks for posting.


08/21/19 06:03 PM #1220    

 

Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

That is wonderful Mitch.Sending love to all!

Linda

 


08/24/19 02:00 PM #1221    

 

Richard Maurer

The Portland International Rose Test Garden is a very large public garden which is administered by the city of Portland.  A lot of care for the roses is provided by volunteers.  More than 10,000 individual rose bushes bloom in the Garden from late May through October, representing over 610 different rose varieties. The majority of roses in the Garden are commercially available. About 10 to 20 varieties are replaced each year with some of the best new roses released onto the market.  There is no admission charge.  If you visit Portland during the summer, the Rose Test Garden is a great place a visit.

I took these pictures in the Rose Test Garden a little earlier this summer.  The pictures show only a fraction of the garden.


08/25/19 05:21 AM #1222    

 

Mitch Wise

Very special Richard.   


08/25/19 05:25 AM #1223    

 

Mitch Wise

 


 Enjoyed a nice day with The Bradens.  Been a long time.  Bordeaux was experiencing a heat wave, so had to stop for refreshments a few times.  Dinner at Bistro 1925, one of our favorites her in town.

 

 


08/25/19 08:40 AM #1224    

 

Bobbie Bechtold (Ryan)

Richard, 

The gardens look lovely! Thank you for sharing your photos. Definitely a destination to add to my calendar when it starts heating up in Arizona next year. 


08/25/19 10:09 AM #1225    

 

Linda Marks (Bird)

I've been there before, and it is gorgeous, Richard! I love Rose's and have 22 in my yard.

08/25/19 01:15 PM #1226    

 

Jerry Labuda

Thanks for the photos Richard and Mitch, it's great to see the beautiful gardens and high school friends. It's breakfast time again everyone. We're meeting at the Keno's restaurant at 2661 LaPalma near Magnolia in Anaheim on Tuesday August 27th at 9:30 AM. Come on down and have some fun with the rest of us.


08/26/19 08:49 AM #1227    

 

Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

Thank you for the pictures Richard and Mitch. Those roses are gorgeous! I have never visited those gardens but will put them on my list. I have a school meeting tomorrow Jerry but will make the one in October.

Happy Monday everyone!


08/26/19 07:41 PM #1228    

 

Richard Maurer

Thanks for the positive feedback about the rose garden photos.  A visit to a peaceful garden can provide a bit of welcome serenity.  The fragrance of roses can certainly be mood altering.  I have read that rose plants were among the few precious belongings that some of the pioneers brought on the Oregon trail as they traveled from St. Louis to the Willamette Valley in Oregon.  Even back in the 1800s, the settlers coming to Oregon wanted to build beautiful gardens in their new homes.


08/27/19 12:20 PM #1229    

 

Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

That is very true, Richard. Butler Sturtevant, an early American Laddscape architect, certainly believed this for it was he who designed the rose gardens  for Jennie Butchart. Never underestimate the power of flowers to soothe amd heal. :)


08/28/19 08:56 AM #1230    

 

Charlie Groh

I've been doing some rose work lately and have come to the realization that the subject is a black hole.  Haha...after my first foray I ended up at the Fullerton Aboretum and found proper names and such...now I'm googling!  Ahhhhhhhhhh!




08/28/19 04:26 PM #1231    

 

Bobbie Bechtold (Ryan)

With all this talk of rose gardens, thanks, Charlie, for a stroll through the roses! Of course, I continue to follow your photography on Facebook, too.


08/29/19 04:34 PM #1232    

 

Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

These are gorgeous Charlie. Thank you. I am one of those with a black thumb so I enjoy oggling the beautiful rtoses of others!


09/22/19 10:07 PM #1233    

 

Jerry Labuda

Hello everyone, it's breakfast time again. We're meeting at Keno's restaurant at 2661 LaPalma in Anaheim on Tuesday, September 24th at 9:30 AM. Come join the fun. Hope to see you there.


09/23/19 10:21 AM #1234    

 

Greg Cook

Jerry and our classmates will be having their monthly dining get together. Here's a video of maybe the coolest dining experience ever.


09/27/19 07:30 PM #1235    

 

Richard Maurer

Le tres, tres petit chef indeed.  Very creative.  Great find Greg.


09/28/19 06:06 AM #1236    

 

Mitch Wise

Very cool Greg, perfect way to start a dinner party.


09/29/19 08:10 AM #1237    

 

Greg Cook

Thanks guys, ain't technology amazing? Here's le petit chef lobster dinner which is even cooler




10/01/19 10:54 PM #1238    

 

Linda Wonn (Carpenter)

Looks wonderful. How creative you are!


10/05/19 09:06 AM #1239    

 

Greg Cook

HOW THE INTERNET STARTED ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE
Please do not Google or check with Snopes. They will lie to you.
In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy. And Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com.
And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?"
And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?"
And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. The sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)."
Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent.
To prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew. It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew to the People (HTTP).
And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS. And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land. Indeed he did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drumheads and drumsticks.
And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others." And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it came to be known. He said, "We need a name that reflects what we are."
And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." "YAHOO," said Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com.
Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside.
It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE).
That is how it all began. And that's the truth! You can't make this stuff up!

Another great "reunion-reunion" last night for multi-class Rebels. Looking forward to next year, hopefully, more 65ers will join us.

 


10/06/19 06:03 AM #1240    

 

Mitch Wise

Your best post to date.  Enjoyed your creative writing.  Must have taken hours of research.


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