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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mickey Mouse

Time for a little time off. Orlando beckons. Joyce and I will be with family and with this guy for the next few days...

Fifty-one years ago this Sunday (August 14), Joyce and I were married. I did a fairly long post last year for our 50th anniversary, and if you want to check it out, click on my Cumberland Post archives, August of last year. It's called "50 Years."

On our vacation, we will contemplate the fate of the BB (Black Beauty), the 2000 XK8 that's been a part of our lives for the last three years. I love the car, but I'm inclined to sell it. I don't drive it near enough, especially in winter. Here's a nice pic of Joyce and the BB taken last year about this time.

I'll check into the usual blogs while I'm gone, but probably won't comment or post any. Take care, and if the Lord's willing and the creeks don't rise, I'll see you back here in a little over a week.


  1. Congrats to you both on number 51!
    Great picture of Joyce and the Jag, both looking good.
    I will hate to see the Jag go, for it is a truely fine, Brittish motorcar.
    Best regards to Mickey, have a good time!

  2. Congratulations to you and to Joyce. Have a wonderful time and say hello to Mickey for me.

  3. Happy Anniversary to you both!!

    It pains me to think you might sell that beautiful piece o' soulful machinery, Dan. But you know best.

    Have fun in Orlando. I hear The Mouse has a pretty nice place.

  4. Dan, I wish you nothing but misery. You old I am slaving away, and you get to take a hot babe to wonderland.


    Seriously...I went to DisneyWorld the year it opened. I was about to start Junior High, so it must have been 1972. There wasn't much there at the time (by today's standards), but it was still just amazing to a kid that hadn't been out of Bossier City. My beloved Granddaddy took me down there to Orlando...God, I miss him!

    There was a tram that ran around the place, and the tour guide guy showed us where everything was going to be. My mind overloaded just thinking about it.

    Never got back there since then to see it all.

    Enjoy it. Give Joyce a hug from me...and a kiss from you.