Saturday, December 25, 2010

Grandparents Day 2010

" What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life -and most importantly, cookies" - Rudolph Giuliani
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Thursday, October 29, 2009


Just saw Michael Jackson movie "This Is It". God Bless Kenny Orteaga. But for him, we never would have been able to see the true human side of MJ. Although he was 50 years old, I could still see a young boy inside him. There was so much respect and love on the set. No raised voices, just pure talent. He really had a gift. The movie theater audience was silent from beginning to end and no one moved for a while when the movie was over.This would have been a spectacular event to see live. I loved how the people around him were so thrilled to work with him and how he respected everyone. I'm so glad that we were able to get a glimpse into the private side of Michael and see how he truly loved the world....If you see it, make sure you stay through the credits. I predict this will get nominated for an Academy Award. Too bad he couldn't have been loved in life as he is going to be loved now.

Friday, September 4, 2009

While Dick and I were dining at Clint Eastwood's Hogs Breath Cafe, a man walked in and asked Dick is he was Clint Eastwood. Dick replied "I wish I was". The man continued by saying his son was a big Clint fan. He left, came back with his wife and 8 year old son and proceeded to ask Dick is he wouldn't mind posing for picture with his son. Dick obliged, I left because I was finding this to be a pretty funny experience. Dick came out a few moments and said they couldn't get the camera to work. I guess that's what you get for impersonating a celebrity!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

There is a Veteran's Memorial Park in Nephi, Utah that shows names of Nephi residents who have served their country. Found dad's name and his father's name. While at Dick class reunion, I met Paul Lunt is my second cousin (We had the same great-grandfather). This is a pretty impression Park - full of roses, dad's favorite flower.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


So I was up working on the computer the other night while Richard was sleeping soundly. The only light on in the house was the computer screen light. When I got up from the computer to go to bed, everything went suddenly black. I mean I couldn't see any of the usual lights through the blinds, nothing. My first thought was - "Great, the hearing is gone and now my eyesight is gone - I'm blind!". In a bit of a frenzy, I stumbled my way to the closest light switch, knowing that Dick would be up any moment to see what all the noise was about - not. Thankfully, when I turned on the light, I could see again - whew! So I turned off the light and everything went black again - what the? When I found another light switch and turned it on, I was standing in front of the hall mirror. I looked in the mirror, and realized that I was wearing my glasses that automatically turn to sunglasses when they're exposed to bright light. Apparently, my glasses thought the computer was the sun and it shaded my eyes for me. I need to write a book.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Griffens and the Red Sox

Found this photo in the archives. I just happen to like this picture of Erin with her dad on his 65th birthday. It was taken at the Homestead in Heber City, Utah. We tried to surprise him but I think he suspected something. OK -let's not have any jokes about the reptile. For those of you who live in the South, her father is the one in the shirt.