Portland Avenue, city of Rochester, 7 o'clock in the morning. Looks like it was a good night for scrapping. Also, this guy should teach engineering at RIT.
Here's young Robert with a medal for reading.
Here's old Robert with a medal for running.
Here's Scott with his first library craft. We being a Facebook family, as soon as he made it he told his mother that daddy had to take a picture of him and put it on the computer. Consider it done, son.
I bought this basic training yearbook at a thrift store.
This picture was inside. The soldiers in this book, from 1967, served at the peak of the Vietnam War.
This man was the company commander back in 1967.
I found this picture of him from about 5 years ago, when he was the volunteer military coordinator at a small college down South.
Out for a run on Winton Road in Rochester I passed this yard. I can save a lot on a cemetery plot this way.
We went out to the country land a couple of weekends ago. Young Sam enjoyed it.
We put out our chairs and read a bit. I'd like to put a cabin right here someday. This is the clearing where I usually hunt deer.
Jack loves to climb trees, like an American Ninja Warrior
We picked some wild apples and Sam did some damage to this one.
Young Sam seems to be getting a pretty good grip on his first Halloween.
Blue-eyed Ellie rolled hers in from the field.
Scott did some pumpkin posing
When you have a new baby, you tend to take a lot of pictures of him.
A lot of pictures.
Here's our family portrait at the pumpkin farm. It being Livingston County, all the vehicles are pickup trucks.
Our pumpkin farmer is also our long-time friend and fellow church member, Chris Elliott. His pumpkin and honey stand is on Route 408 between Mount Morris and Nunda. Here's Chris a few years ago with his son Will, who is not something north of 6-feet tall.
Jack, on the right, playing some fall soccer.
Here I am with Rochester activist Davy Vara. I don't think he's ever been right about anything in his life, but we've been friends for some 20 years.
Here's a quote from Abraham Lincoln you should memorize.
Why did the grouse cross the road? We came across this pretty lady while out picking apples on a country road. She just walked over and hung around.
Lonsberrys in their natural habitat.
Our hero trying not to let his gut show.
Young Robbie ripping up the woods.
Jack crawling in where the raccoons live.
We feed our kids a lot of wild apples.
The two Roberts in the woods.
Forcing your kids to pose ever five minutes adds so much fun and frolic to a walk through the woods.
As these two gentlemen seem to show, hiking after a time can get tiresome. Unless you're Jimmy, the springer spaniel.