Category: Family

On Memorial Day — here’s to my dad

On Memorial Day — here’s to my dad

| May 30, 2011 | Reply

I know I haven’t been posting much lately — I haven’t had a lot to say. But today, on Memorial Day, I want to repost the eulogy I gave for my father when we scattered his ashes out at sea in June 1997. My father’s life spanned three-fourths of this [the 20th] century and was, […]

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Pearl Harbor, redux

Pearl Harbor, redux

| December 7, 2010 | Reply

I could do without the music and intense narration, but I post this in memory of my late father, John A. Webster, who was there at Pearl Harbor as a 17-year-old seaman first class aboard the USS San Francisco.  If you click through on the video to YouTube, there are additional segments. Hat tip to […]

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VLSB blogging: T-60 minutes

VLSB blogging: T-60 minutes

| August 21, 2010 | Reply

Turkeys and lamb done, carved, and in the oven; all brisket done, ready to be carved; soda needs to go on ice. General craziness time, so I can’t post  more until it’s all over. See you then.  ..bruce w..

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VLSB Alert

VLSB Alert

| August 10, 2010 | Reply

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 | Reply

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 | 1 Reply

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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 | Reply

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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