Spending a Life Together – 47 Years So Far


47 years ago August 17, 1968, Nancy and I started the rest of our lives together. Happy Anniversary Nancy! Still love you a lot…

To celebrate we are going to see the movie Trainwreck. 

After our wedding ceremony at the Quincy, Michigan Methodist Church here, these are the songs we listened too in our 1968 Oldsmobile Convertible – a wedding gift from my parents.

1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible

Top #5 songs in the USA

  • The Rascals – People Got To Be Free
  • The Doors – Hello, I Love You
  • Hugh Masekela – Grazing In The Grass
  • Steppenwolf – Born To Be Wild
  • Mason Williams – Classical Gas

And if you think Trump is an interesting candidate, if we only knew what was waiting for these two!



Deja Vu! Old Post Revisited!
2007 Pulitzer for Feature Photography – Powerful

Awarded to Renée C. Byer of The Sacramento Bee for her intimate portrayal of a single mother and her young son as he loses his battle with cancer.

Please take ten minutes and view these images.

And then

I remember Hee Haw, C’mon on Netflix, We Need Pickin’ & Grinnin’


We’re big fans of streaming TeeVee on Netflix. We often choose what we are gonna watch based on the series or number of episodes available.

Netflix is recommending a lot of BBC series based on what we have previously watched.

Imagine if Netflix had Hee Haw in it’s streaming TeeVee inventory. We can only hope.

Hee Haw is gonna be big in September, so there is hope that Netflix will spring some bucks to add some pickin’ and grinnin’ and offset the snooty BBC programming.

Hee Haw was one of the longest running shows in TeeVee history.

The citizens of Kornfield Kounty landed on television in 1969 as a summer replacement series for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

CBS couldn’t believe that the show would stick so they dropped the show in 1971. It entered syndication and made TeeVee history…

This fall, a 3 disc collection will be available – as seen on TeeVee…

These vintage episodes from the late 60s and early 70s, rarely seen since their original broadcasts, feature all the Kornfield Kounty regulars and their hilarious comedy plus country legends like Conway Twitty performing “Hello Darlin’,” Merle Haggard singing his classic “Okie from Muskogie,” Donna Fargo performing “Funny Face,” Tammy Wynette performing her #1 hit “Ways to Love a Man,” an unforgettable duet with Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn performing “Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries,” plus other country legends like Charlie Rich, Hank Williams Jr. and many other chart-toppers; gospel classics “I Saw the Light” and “I’ll Fly Away” with Tennessee Ernie Ford and of course, even more country classics from HEE HAW co-hosts Buck Owens and Roy Clark.

Interviews with show regulars including Roy Clark, Lulu Roman, George Lindsey, Charlie McCoy and Jim and John Hager.

Additional bonus programming includes all-time favorite comedy from the early years in “Hee Haw Laffs,” featuring

  • “Board Fence,”
  • “Cornfield,”
  •  “Moonshiners,”
  • “Doctor Spot,”
  • “Old Philosopher,”
  • “General Store,”
  • “Haystack,”
  • “Schoolhouse” and more.

Hee Haw was the country corn-ball alternative to Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In. 

Conceived as a rural alternative to Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, HEE HAW honed in on country music and rural Southern culture.

AND, get this! HEE HAW is getting the Broadway treatment with the world premiere of the new musical Moonshine: That HeeHaw Musical September 2 at Dallas Theater Center.

Set in present-day Kornfield Kounty, this highly anticipated show introduces a new generation of irresistible characters as it tells the story of Misty Mae, the ultimate hometown girl who heads to the big city and returns home with her slick city-boy beau.  Featuring an original score by Grammy® Best New Artist nominee Brandy Clark and Grammy® Award winning songwriter/producer Shane McAnally (two of today’s most critically acclaimed country music singer/songwriters) and a book by Robert Horn, the musical adds an exciting new chapter to the long-running HEE HAW story.

Here’s what that may look like…

And if you can’t wait… here’s a nice 30 minute documentary that will bring back good memories…

To get your very own HEE HAW moments, go to:

http://timelife.com/products/the-hee-haw-collection or by calling 1-800-950-7887.

From Guacimo de Atenas population 325…. Saaaaaaaalute!


Atenas Costa Rica Rain Report for June 2015


It was an odd month for rain in the Atenas area in June 2015. It should have been the start of the rainy season, meaning a regular dose of rain almost on a daily basis. The month started out that way, the first week brought 4 inches of rain at Sedolsoder, Guacimo de Atenas, our housecos – and then it stopped. And it didn’t start again!

We had a few days of “pelo de gato” (hair of the cat) a very drizzly rain that didn’t accumulate. On the other hand the east coast has been slammed with record rainfalls and it continues… at the end of June in the Limon Province rains totaled over 100 inches.

Yes. 100 inches.

No thanks.


My Twitter Hashtag Entry Soars to Top of Podcast



I’ve been having some fun Tweeting. One of the ways I’m entertaining myself, aside from retweeting fun stuff and opining on anything that enters my Twitter, is playing the Hashtag game. If you want to follow me, I’m GoingLike60, and my tweets are featured on the right hand column ————————–>>>>>>>>>

If you’re not a Tweeter, a hashtag is the # symbol. Added in front of a word or phrase without spaces makes the word/phrase searchable and all tweets that contain the same hashtag are viewable.

For example, a recent hashtag game I played was … one of my tweets


Which was my springboard to internet fame as part of the podcast… Aaron Says What?

Listen below to my ten seconds of internet fame on a podcast.

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I think I’ve done better, but nobody has put these on their podcast… yet

Oh well, one can only keep up hope.

The Black Hills of Costa Rica – Ten Hills in Ten Years


Knowing that you are hanging on every word regarding the improvement of the road from Atenas to our house, I have an update…

We made a trip to the free dentist clinic Thursday. Since we were a little early, our plan was to stop by and hassle our favorite eye doctor, Victoria. She was behind closed doors, so we missed her. But to our good fortune, a couple real estate agents were hanging around their office and we grilled them about news of the road improvement.

Gerardo got on the phone and called the secretary to the Mayor of Atenas to see what discussed at the meeting that I got thrown out of. He reported that since our road did not get enough traffic, they would not be asphalting the entire road. There are higher priorities in the country and limited funds.

We never really expected this to happen. But as the picture shows with a little heavy-duty grading and compacting, the road is much improved. (That was three years ago.) We would welcome even THAT improvement.

But Gerardo was told ten hills would be paved to help improve the road. We rolled our eyes in unison… and Dennis observed that the plan might be ten hills in ten years!

There are five hills that badly need work between our casa and Atenas. We are holding our breath that the Black Hills of Costa Rica are coming soon.

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