Our Family

“Modern Family” has nothing on us.  We’re TEAM QUIRKY when a camera is around.

Here we are at Shark Reek in Mandalay Bay.

The photographer asked, “Serious or funny?” We all said “FUNNY”! So he said look at the red light and look scared. Without a word shared, we all looked up and this is what happened.

I thought this was a unique incident until we went mini-golfing.

Abby took this pic.

 

Then she yelled, “NOW GOOFY!!”

Then this happened.

 

Just hanging around the house.
A visit to Fort Sumpter.

 

Me and Number One Son.

I thought this next one was pretty normal until Abby tagged us on Facebook.

Left to right- Brian, Abby, Rosie and me.

Stayed tuned. I’m sure this will become a series.

 

Yep,looks like Jamie’s been added to family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yep, definitely part of our family.

UPDATE

20 OCTOBER 2012

With Uncle Andy at Frightdome.

 

UPDATE

22 JULY 2013

 

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Halloween Costumes

What’s Halloween if not a chance to dress up in a wacky, spooky, sexy or politically incorrect costume?

Here are some from our scrapbook.

For the record that was me going through the drive up window at Burger King on my way to a Halloween party.

1977- That’s a REAL World War Two Flying Helmet.

My Mom died just before Halloween in 1983. A bright moment of the trip was the chance for my son Brian to do his first Trick or Treat in my old neighborhood. After a couple of shy stops, he then took to swinging his light saber back and forth to clear the porch of fellow trick or treaters.

1983- Brian’s First Treat or Treat

 

Here we are two years later at Grandpa’s House in California. Tim and Brian got to Treat or Treat TWICE that year because Laughlin AFB did theirs early. Is that Timmy wearing the Transformers? How could that be?

 

1985- Grandpa’s House

That’s Timmy (Number Two Son) wearing my Gi in Germany. Was I ever that small? Wow.

Timmy- In Germany 1988.

Equal Time- That’s me when I was three and out for my first Trick or Treat. We also had a costume party at the NCO club there at Fort Lee, Virginia. I won first place AFTER I took off the mask.

Me- 1961

After a couple of trips to Turkey you wind up with the whole Get-Up. We call the head dress “The Table Cloth and a Couple of Fan Belts” .
A “Bush for President” campaign button rounds out the costume.

Me- Germany 1990.

 

It was supposed to be “An Old Man” but with the silver hair combed back and contacts I became Bill Clinton. I had a small bottle of fake blood which made the “Patient” get worse as the night went on. We won Second Place.

1998- First Halloween with Lissa.
Halloween-1998 L-R Tim,Andy,Lissa,me. Front row: Josh and Tony.

Here we are again. This time in recycled Ren Fair Outfits.

1999

We would decorate the house for Halloween like most do for Christmas.  It was our Anniversary.  In 2004 we had a full up Haunted House on our porch. Scary music, smoke, cobwebs, jack-o-lanterns that talked. I was Death, with a voice changer. Lissa sat on a Playskool chair and we put a cardboard box on her. We covered the box with black cloth and she wore a basket like a necklace. Grey makeup and hair color spray and lace scarf over her and she was ready. Full sized candy bars were put out as bait.

A little princess. maybe six years old inched towards us with her teenaged brother in tow. I lifted my mask and said it was okay. As she was getting her treats, her brother was eyeing the Hershey bar. As he reached for it, Lissa cocked her head up and said, “Happy Halloween”.
He screamed, “SHIT!” as disappeared into the night like a cartoon character leave his little sister on the porch. She turned to Lissa and said,
“Cool idea.”
She left our porch munching a full sized Hershey bar.

2004

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Our Last Halloween together. I was Charlie Brown wearing home made real Charlie Brown shirt.

 

Here are some Lucky Puppies dressed up for Halloween. Check out the Stereo Speaker and the Table Cloth and a Couple of Fan Belts.

Halloween in Germany -1988
Amy as a really good Fiona.
Pam- As a Really Good Witch. How ironic.
Zombie Andy!!!!!

 

2008- Trick or Treating with Mom AND Dad.

Could she smile a bigger smile than that? I think not.

After the divorce, we took turns dressing Rosie up for Halloween.  Mom won the series with “Supergirl”.

2016

Halloween 2014
2015


2016

 

In the daytime, Jamie looked like this. 2018
In the Night she was a Badass Witch.

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