Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Fun Lunch: Beef Stew on a Frigid Day

Our good friend Hil who lives in Washington, DC with his fun dogs Amy and Bamba had us over for a fun
lunch on MLK day. Hil made his famous homemade beef stew and we enjoyed a nice visit. The warm beef stew took the chill off (it was 24F outside with a wind chill in the single numbers during the day).
  The conversations were warm, too - Hill shared with us about his time in the Navy as a Chaplain and how he took several trips across the Pacific to Japan and Iwo Jima a while back (Hil is 89). Iwo Jima has been renamed Iwo To, btw. I (Rob) know this
Amy stretching out

Bamba Seeking attention

Setting up for the picture
because I cover tropical cyclones in the NW Pacific. Anyway it was interesting to hear about Hil's experience on the ships. Of course, it was nothing like today and nothing like a cruise ship- no TV, amenities, pools, etc. Bare bones. Entertainment was working and reading books. So, it makes sense after he did that so many times that Hil isn't particularly interested in taking a cruise. :)
   We took some pictures of the "kids" and a nice pic of Hil with them. It was a fun day.

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14