Reason for being Weird
Saying for the Day: Good or bad we can’t change our grand parents.
This is a picture of my grandfather, grand mother and their children and one grandchild they raised. They are my mother’s parents James and Mabel Lanyon. (My mother is the fourth person over in the back right behind my grandmother). They were, I think, the most wonderful people in the world. They are also responsible for all the weirdness in our family.
James came from England (where he was born) and stayed with his aunt Elizabeth Yelland in Negaunee( my great grandmother of the many kids). There he met and , against the wishes of the family, married Mabel , his cousin.
So you see I am a descendant of a the marriage of a couple of cousins. I blame all my weird DNA on them. But since they were extra nice people I suppose I owe much of that which is good in me to them as well.
News from Pigeon Falls-the little town in my backyard-Somebody tried to break into the Vanhala house last night. Tommy, the undertaker’s kid, was going buy pulling his wagon with the big box he always seems to be pulling when he saw the intruder trying to get in through a side window. Tommy has his own cell phone so he called Eino. The person saw Tommy and took off down the alley just as Eino showed up. Eino is not as fast as he used to be and so he couldn’t catch up with him. Now Eino has somebody watching the house as well as the pigeon drop parking place.
No new dead pigeons which is good news.
The white rabbit was seen several times today in different places.
The Kellors are still looking for somebody to take care of their dogs. They called into the local talk radio show. The show that people can put personal adds on for stuff they are trying to sell. They asked for somebody to take care of the dogs. They even offered to pay.
There are now 41 father’s registered and one son for the father’s day race. That’s just two short of the record and we still have two days to register. Nancy said she heard CBS was sending a camera crew to capture the race for their morning show. A son carrying a father has them really interested. I wonder who tips them to these things. Wouldn’t it be great if they caught the white rabbit on tape. Stranger things have happened.
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This was one of those special days that you wish you could live over and over. Elijah and I laid the last track for the layout. The tracking is now complete. I need to add some wiring and a few screws but the track itself is laid and it works. Alex has made tremendous progress on the roller coaster and might finish it tomorrow. So at 11:30 we left for Iron Mountain. We stopped at a fireworks place in Florence that was like a candy store for a kid. It had everything you could ever want. I had to buy very carefully to stay as close to Michigan law as possible. Those who know me know how much fun that kind of place is for me. ( I'm the guy that shot off his eyebrow.) Then we ate at Macdonald's so the boys could get happy meals and the car that goes with the movie "Cars". On to lake Antoine and swimming. I watched and remembered back to when I was a kid. There was even an old fashioned ice-cream truck, music and all. What a wonderful afternoon. Tonight we shoot off some of the fireworks. well I need a breathing treatment,