Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1966 - The Band!

 Lonnie Leach-rhythm guitar, Don Reineke-lead guitar, Scott Krause-bass guitar, Tabby Beat-drums, and Retired Mountain Lady on the keyboard.  Look at that hair! 

 Our opener was always, Wipeout.  Was it played by The Ventures?  Our drummer could really knock that one out of the park!  There weren't many bands with "a female" drummer in the 60's.

 The latest style, culottes.  The guys in the band called them our pajamas.  Tabby saw the design in a copy of Mademoiselle Magazine and had a seamstress make them for us. 

 What other songs did we play?  Gloria, Satisfaction, Last Time, Louie Louie, Bring it on Home, Mr. Tambourine Man, Woolly Bully, My Girl.....I can't remember anymore.

 We are so cool in this photo!  Back: my brother, Don, Retired Mtn. Lady, Tabby.  Front: Scott and Lonnie.   Did we ever get into any trouble, oh yeah.  Was it fun?  You bet!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Benbug begins his adventure......

Where the heck am I?  Who is this?

Ah, food.  This tastes good.


A little nap is one of the best things! Especially on great grandma's lap! Oh, and by the way, "Go Big Red!"

Wow!  Grandpa has big hands!

Man, I love getting hugs from my grandpa and grandma!  Give me more! 

Cousins?  I didn't know I had cousins????  Wow!  They're really nice!

Hmmm. Let me see what that feels like.  Interesting.  I wonder if it comes off?

Wow!  Another kid like me but bigger and he has teeth!

Music!  I love it!  Please play a song just for me, Neil!  You're awesome! This is so cool!

Happy Birthday, little guy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The First Protest!

 The year is 1960 and the place is Hamilton, Montana.  Just look at this innocent grandma face.  In 1960 she was "mom" to Linda and her friends.  But then.....
Mama Baby Face Lois

Daughter Linda.  There's no innocence on this face.   Hmm. I wonder why?
I'm Innocent Linda

The local DJ for the Hamilton radio station, Mark Alamo, had been fired.  So Mama Baby Face Lois had organized Linda and her friends to protest and picket the local station.  After marching in protest earlier in the day, at around midnight they returned to paint more protests on the station windows with a little white shoe polish.  Oops! They were spotted by the Hamilton police chief, Jim Skully.   Skully turned on his siren and lights and  the chase was on! 

They split up and the girls ran down this alley.  

Then they ran across the street to the local Safeway parking lot.  They jumped into a car and hid on the floor so Skully couldn't see them.  Meanwhile, Lois was hiding in the alley when she tripped and made too much noise.  Skully caught her.  Lois then insisted that she had sprained her ankle and needed to go to the emergency room.  She really needed medical attention.  But Skully just said, "Lois, go home!"  Thus ended the first protest held in Hamilton, Montana.  This is one for the history books, folks.  Just remember, a criminal can look just like an innocent mom or grandma.  Beware citizens of Oklahoma!  Be on the lookout.  She's still wanted in three states.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

It's all in the family!

 Why didn't I get a beach ball in my treat sack?  Was there an age limit?

 Two peas in a pod!

Oh no!  A bad hair day is on the horizon! 

 Cake baker and decorator!  Grandpa loved his cake.

Bathing beauty!  I love smiles on my grandkids faces.  It's the best.

 Red-haired beach bum!

 Nope!  Sorry Ben, it looks like the hair problem is hereditary!

And finally, I taught these two how to play Mexican Train Dominoes.  Collin had all the luck this night winning four games in a row! 

Friday, August 19, 2011

My grandkids are beach bums!

 The youngest one knew right away what to do.  Eat!

or maybe get close to the water, but not in it!

 Nope!  Relax in a chair on the beach and eat chips!

 These two also took a pretty relaxed approach to going to the beach.

 Hmmm.  He cook get pink!

Not this one!  She's just like a fish!

 Even the oldest one.

 And some of their parents!

Sugly Ister's Birthday today!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two Cute!

These two little guys spent an afternoon together and had a blast! 

Let the festivities begin! 2011

 I wish I could have taken more photos but things just got too busy.  I only shot a few at the beginning of the party.  These people are just contemplating what they are going to eat and drink.

The kid's got right into the games beginning with the parachute game and ending with the pinata.

 They were quite good at bouncing the balls in the air.

 Ben is really wishing that he was old enough to join in.  Next year, Ben!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Private Patch

Jon and I picked these today at our secret location.  I see a Huckleberry Cheesecake in my future.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Ready, set, go! It's almost party time!

 We will be singing even more songs this year.

I've added ten new songs to the songbooks.  I wonder how many we can sing in one night?

Julie has been planning the games for the kids since the party ended last year.