Well folks .. like it or not, I am back. With my mother's illness, my continuing medical problems and the death of two of my brothers-in-law, it has been a lousy summer. The weather here in Arizona has been pretty normal for a summer. Lots of 100+ degree days, some rain and just a lot of the same. Hilda and I are doing fine I guess, working / eating out when we can afford it / checking out the happenings in the desert southwest/ and doing our thing at the American Legion. My brain has sort of atrophied and I have not been "thinking" as much as normal.