Monthly Archives: April 2021

A Sea Cruise . . .

Not much of a blog tonight.

I’m working on a new client’s website that’s taking up some time to get things set up and started.

Since we’ve had two Alaskan cruises cancelled out from underneath us within the last 9 months or so, I’ve had to live vicariously by watching this time-lapse video of a new cruise ship being constructed.

It’s interesting to see how the ship is actually assembled by stacking pre-built modules and welding them together.

I’ve also seen them build new hotels the same way. They assemble the steel framework, and then the already built and furnished individual rooms are lifted by a big crane and just inserted in place.

They’re designed so that the electrical, plumbing, etc., all interconnect automatically, and the rooms are ready to go. So ready to go that the beds are already made with sheets, spreads, and pillows.


Thought For The Day:

Life is so much more fun if you have a dirty mind.

Family Values . . .

After a quiet morning, I put in a call to my cousin (first cousin, once removed) Marjorie back in Athens to see how she was doing, and to thank her for the nice Easter card she sent us, including a lot of my mother’s old letters to family members, as well as an old photograph of my grandmother, Clara Calvin (my mother’s mother).

Marjorie’s husband, Dr. Walter Walker, died suddenly this past January. Ironically, after both he and Marjorie survived CoVid last October with no real problems, he collapsed and couldn’t get up.

Margie and Walter 2020

Taken to the hospital, he was diagnosed with advanced bone cancer and died a few days later. He was 91.

I was really surprised to see this old photo of my grandmother, obviously a reprint.

Grandmother Clara Calvin

The photo doesn’t have a date of any kind on it, but I’m thinking maybe late 40’s/early 50’s, since this was her in the early 70’s.


Grandmother Calvin

We’re really looking forward to seeing Marjorie this June when we coming back through Alabama from our reunion up in Illinois.

About 1pm Jan and I headed over to Dickinson to have lunch again at Gator’s Bar & Grill, and it was good to see them even busier than last weekend.

Gator's Bar & Grill 7

Margie, the owner, said they’ve been super busy ever since they opened last Saturday.

Jan got their Blackened Chicken Breast with Roasted Broccoli and Sweet Potato Waffle Fries.

Gator's Bar & Grill Blackened Chicken Breast

I got a Blackened Chicken Breast Sandwich, adding Bacon and Texas ToothPicks, along with the Sweet Potato Waffle Fries.

Gator's Bar & Grill Blackened Chicken Sandwich

Both really, really good. And we’re really glad to see them doing so good.

Next up was a quick HEB stop before getting home a little after 3pm. And after everything was put away, we retired to the patio to enjoy a couple of cold, refreshing adult beverages.

A very nice way to end the day.

Thought For The Day:

“A nation of sheep will be controlled by wolves.”