Category: Family

VLSB Alert

VLSB Alert

August 10, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Sandra and I are doing one of our semi-annual Very Large Scale Barbecues on Saturday, August 21st. Any regular ASIP reader who is interested in attending, just drop me a line, and I’ll give you details. ..bruce w..

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For my sweet wife on Valentine’s Day

For my sweet wife on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Some 20 years ago, I wrote Sandra a poem on the 2nd anniversary of our temple sealing. It still says everything I feel for and about her, so here it is: Two Years On Two steps towards eternity Widdershins about the sun, A dance of light in time and space That leads beyond. Threads of […]

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BBQ blogging — 31 hours to go [updated]

BBQ blogging — 31 hours to go [updated]

January 29, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

As noted below, we’re having one of our Very Large Scale BBQs tomorrow (Saturday). I got up this morning at 0545 and fired up the smoker. While (as you can see) I use lump charcoal and soaked wood to do the actual smoking, I unapologetically started the fire in the firebox with MatchLight charcoal and […]

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Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all!

December 24, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

From our home to yours — God bless us every one!  ..bruce w..

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

November 26, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I am grateful for more than I can express: family, faith, friends, country, health, the opportunities of life, and above all my sweetheart, Sandra. God bless us, everyone.  ..bruce w..

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I’m dreaming of a white . . . Halloween?

I’m dreaming of a white . . . Halloween?

October 29, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

It started snowing here about 9 pm on Tuesday evening and hasn’t stopped since. The wind has been blowing constantly, pretty much between 10 and 20 mph (I can’t tell for sure — my outside anemometer appears to have frozen up). The local news station is reporting 14″ of snow so far here in Parker […]

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The Loma Prieta quake — 20 years (and a few days) later [updated]

The Loma Prieta quake — 20 years (and a few days) later [updated]

October 18, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

Yeah, I should have written and posted this yesterday, but I didn’t realize it was the 20th anniversary until today (thanks to this post). Sandra and I, with seven of our nine kids, had moved to Soquel, California in early 1988. Actually, we were five miles outside of Soquel; we bought a home in the […]

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Picnic blogging

Picnic blogging

August 5, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

After four years of living in Colorado, Sandra and I decided it was time to do some local sightseeing.  So we packed up some soda left over from our large BBQ, stopped by Safeway to pick up some picnic foods (cold fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and a few other things), and headed out […]

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Brisket blogging update: Thursday

Brisket blogging update: Thursday

July 23, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I’ve just spent an hour or two cleaning both the smoker (which I haven’t used since last October) and the grill (which I haven’t used in since at least April). I now feel quite virtuous, probably unduly so. I’ve had six (6) briskets, each weighing about 7 lbs, marinading since yesterday, along with 3 elk […]

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Hills of Gold – Photos

Hills of Gold – Photos

July 20, 2009 | By | Add a Comment

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with my brother and his family in the Bay Area. The highlight of the weekend was a Saturday night stargazing session in the wilds of California east of Hollister. During this time of year, California is in its “dry season” and most of the grasses have gone […]

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