Thursday, November 5, 2009

Computers, Vaudeville, Puddle Walkers, Step-Grandson

Strange group of subjects, huh? 
Computers - I needed some help with one of my computers recently.  I figured out what it was, went on line to find the part, and came across a company called Just Power Supplies/Beach Computers.  I met Bill through e-mail.  One of the most important things to me is customer service - you could sell me really crappy stuff as long as you do it nicely.  Bill is THE customer service king.  My hero - seriously.  So if you have computer issues, click on the button to the right and contact Bill.  You won't be sorry.
Vaudeville - much to my chagrin, no one has asked me about my little avatar - the old time lady and gentleman.  The lady is my great, great Aunt Ethel Hoag and the gentleman is Uncle Al Hoag.  I never met Uncle Al, but I had some years in my youth visiting Aunt Ethel in the Old Actors and Actresses Fund Home in New Jersey, before she passed away.  They were a Vaudeville act.  Some of you may be too young to even know what Vaudeville was - look it up : )  Here's another of their publicity pictures:


Puddle Walkers - one of the things I did not mention about Jeff was that he's a puddle walker, like me.  I've had the priviledge of being steward to four Greyhounds in the past nine years, and now the two furry terriers. ALL of them would walk around a puddle while we were out on our walks.  Except Jeffie.  He'll plow right through a puddle, just like his mommy.  Another endearing quality about the big lug.  He is big too - my other Greyts were between 65 and 70 pounds - Jeffie is pushing 90.
Step Grandson - here he is lounging on the couch:


And then there's this picture which I hesitated to share because it's really an awful picture.  Lincoln and his Auntie Leanna fell asleep on the bed and when I went to check on them I could see what he was doing was a real photo-op but I didn't want to wake them.  So I shot this picture in the dark.  This cannot be enlarged because there are almost no pixels to see, so please enjoy it small.  There isn't even any color, that's a red and white quilt.


Well that's it for Thursday.  This is the day I take off from memes and just throw in whatever I feel like.  Have a wonderful day.  Tomorrow is FRIDAY!! Peace.  B : )

5 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

Hello dear friend!!! Y'know? I noticed the avatar, but I just figured it was something you found on the 'net. Well, goodness sakes alive, they're relatives of yours?!!! And Vaudeville too. That is amazing. I would really like it sometime if you'd make a post of some of the history behind the couple if you can. That would be SO interesting. And your stepgrandson....how adorable is that?!!! So, so precious.

Glad to hear that your computer guru could help you out.

Have a glorious evening....and, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

Love the photo! And did I ever mention to you that I got to meet Lincoln at work a couple weeks ago? He's is so adorable! :-)

That corgi :) said...

I'm with you, customer service is sooo vital these days! glad you found some when dealing with your computer issues

little step-grandson is soooo adorable

how interesting to have family in vaudeville (I know I spelled that wrong but its late :) fascinating stories I bet they had to share of their days when they were still alive

betty

SparkleFarkle said...

What a sweet patoot little Lincoln is!(How fun and funny it would be to Photoshop a pretend parachute to his little lounging self. LOL!)

Love your aunt and uncle (and their story), too!

Ricepatty said...

Great post something old and something new. Love the picture of Lincoln! The Vaudville photos are just priceless how lucky of you to have them and to treasure them the way you do. Neat! Going to the old actors home must have been something else what a wonderful memory.

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