Thursday, July 2, 2009


The 4th of July is Pookie's favorite holiday!

Yes, even above Christmas, Easter and
Thanksgiving, if you can believe that.

He's a Vietnam Vet. He served in
the Air Force from 1968 - 1972.

Life was alot different back then as you can
see from his graduation photo from 1968.
That skinny tie and slicked down hair.
(He still has every bit of that hair too, it's gray now,
and even sexier!)

He went straight from high school to boot camp
and then overseas. It's kinda different, but he
doesn't like to talk about it, doesn't like to think
about it and doesn't participate in any VFW activities.

He's just Pookie......quiet and tender hearted.

He can usually be found earlier in the evening, at
the barbeque, cooking something that makes
the backyard smell WONDERFUL! Of course, there
are patio chairs hanging around just waiting for the
skies to darken enough for the city fireworks to start.

We have a perfect, unobstructed view from our backyard.

Just over that tall Lilac bush in the corner is where
all the action happens.

The neighborhood families will stop to visit when
they're walking by on their way to the park.
We'll be treated to the occasional
squeal from some little boy or girl that just can't
contain their excitement!

So, that's how it'll be in my tiny town this 4th.

I love my Pookie, and
I hope he has a wonderful 4th.
And I wish the same to all of you.



  1. Hi Gayle,

    I just found your blog. Pookie sounds wonderful! I have a wonderful husband, too.

    I'm also turning 50 in August. It seems hard to believe ... I still feel like a teenager. :-) You look great at 50!



  2. Yay!!! You're back! I was so bummed when I found your other blog deleted. :(

    I grew up in the Vietnam era too so I know our vets who served during that war were not treated with the repect they deserved. Fortunately, it appears our country learned from that and our servicemen and women are now appreciated for the sacrifices they make to protect our freedom.

    Happy 4th to you and your hubby. I would have to agree that you have the perfect, pleasant spot to enjoy the fireworks.

  3. And another instance of small world--my father was in the Air Force during the Vietnam War (though he was stationed in Indonesia, maybe?), which was why I was born in Utah and not my home state of Massachusetts!

    Happy 4th to both of you, too!