Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Eve Milestones, Obama Poll Numbers In the Crapper...

The day before, the day before....

Tomorrow will be Christmas Eve....always a day of remembrance for the Houseworth Clan....It will be 37 years since dad, Stan Houseworth, died at the age of 55 years old....I was in New York when I got the call from brother Mike....a massive Heart Attack on Christmas Eve evening...a somber flight home from Syracuse to Dayton....and a Christmas hardly remembered, except for the funeral arrangements, the Van Wert funeral home, and the burial on a cold December 27, 1972, at the Scott, Ohio, Cemetery. I was 23, and just out of the Air Force...looking back at the 60 years old I am now....Dad seemed somewhat old, but for sure too young to die of a Heart Attack....all these years later, his death now seems even more premature....but who said life is fair?

Tomorrow evening we will head as a family to sister Marty's place....both families kids will be there, including out of towners, Hal and Mikki, Hal's girlfriend Lisa, and the newest member of the family, Molly and Aaron's 9 month old daughter Lilly.....Mom and Mike as well.....those 2 will head out sometime next week for Florida, where mom will spend the winter with youngest sister Kelly, and her husband Denmark Mike, the Danish Chef.....

Things to do today...finish off a quick Christmas shop for Patricia, take the Intrepid in and have a bearing worked on/or at least looked at...bank, and take some fall yard items from Anissa's rental place....after last night's double header, I need a easy day...

Headed to St. Marys for a Freshman Girls/Boys double header with league and county rival Wapakoneta....the home Roughriders won both ends...taking the foul easy girls game by 10, before the boys took the court. The boys contest was a foul filled frenzy first half, followed by an intense second half that say St. Marys come out on top by 3 over the Redskins....I did call a technical on a Wapak player with about 4 minutes left in the game...my first of the year. The call was simple, he overreacted to a call my partner Steve made....way overreacted...and the "T" was the only call to make....Wapak missed a desperation 3 at the buzzer, and St. Marys came out on top by a 59-56 score....off now for a week, next contest will be a Junior High tournament at Russia(Rue-She), followed by a Girls JV Holiday contest at Shawnee on December 30th.....


Christmas is the time for joy_____


And the latest Obama poll numbers from Rasmussen are certainly great news for Real Americans....the lowest of any first year President since they began polling...gotta love it:


http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

Barry is down by 3 touchdowns(-21)...but of course it's late in the 1st quarter{of his presidency}, and I'm sure the Kenyan-and-Thief and his lap dog press corp still have some trick plays to get his numbers back up....stay tuned!

Out and about...will check back later>>>>


Photo-Stan Houseworth {12/10/1917-12/24/1972}-in 1942/and Obummer's falling poll numbers are a Christmas gift for any "Real" Americans....

7 comments:

The Hermit said...

I like that picture in the header. Fits the season perfectly.

Cookie..... said...

Its always much more difficult to lose a family member at this time of year. Been there, done that..**Sigh**.

Again, have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Cookie and Elaine

Jan said...

Okay, I'm waiting for the picture of all of Patricia's homebaked goodies :) A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

PRH....... said...

Merry Christmas all...Jan, with my pre diabetes 2 diet Patricia cut back...however, she did make some for family members and friends, I'll take a Christmas photo of those and pass it along...

thanks for stopping by...

Law and Order Teacher said...

Pat,
I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As for sweets, I'm with you on that one brother. How come they look so much better when we can't have them? Metformin instead of sweets. I'll just live vicariously through everyone else. God bless.

Harry J said...

Pat any time of the year is a bad time to loose a loved one but it does seem more painful at this time of the year.
Looking at your pop I see were your looks come from.
Pat again here's hopeing you and your family have a great Christmas day and the Happiest and most prosperous of New Years....

PRH....... said...

Always good to hear from a couple of fellow Vietnam Air Force Sky Cops, and even and Old Seabee... :)

Merry Christmas All....