Category: Family

Deacon (1993-2011)

Deacon (1993-2011)

| June 23, 2011 | Reply

Sandra and I didn’t expect to end up with a new dog of our own when we took her sister Betty Jo to look at MinPin puppies in December 1994. The owner of the puppies, John Batchie, was a house painter in Escondido who lived in the upstairs portion of a converted barn on his […]

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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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