Olympic Love. August. Day 3.

There are enough irksome and troublesome things in life; aren’t things just as bad at the Olympic festival?  Aren’t you scorched by the fierce heat?  Aren’t you crushed in the crowd?  Isn’t it difficult to freshen yourself up?  Doesn’t the rain soak you to the skin?  Aren’t you bothered by the noise, the din and other nuisances?  But it seems to me that you are well able to bear and indeed gladly endure all this, when you think of the gripping spectacles that you will see.  ~Epictetus~ 1st-2nd century, A.D.

Today starts track and field.

Afghanistan women compete.  Dressed in head to toe.

But.  They get to.  They are allowed.

This is that time of the event.

When all of us.  The dreamers.

We compete for PRs, for new goals and distances.

Or we just fantasize about the time when once again.

We can lace up and toe the line.

Good luck to all the athletes!!

Where is the Olympic glory?  It is where you should always look for glory-within the individual. ~Will-Weber

*Exciting isn’t it, a special kinda business*

Wishon Cove, at Bass Lake


I’m having a ball posting pictures from my phone with WordPress’ new little gadget.  This is a doctored photo of Wishon Cove, at Bass Lake.  Great vacation.

  • First the run.  God, I was tired.  Drug myself through town, ended up at the Mother Ship (Starbucks), where as I was leaving the restroom, my girls had a Venti iced water waiting for me.  I BIG PUFFY heart them so.  I ran an 11:10 pace, so I was definitely dragging. 
  • I can’t even remember my first three songs today, and I’m way too lazy to go look.  Trying to squeeze out the last ten days of my summer.  Last night rode my bike to my side of the catwalk; the boys were with Dad on HIS side.  We met at the top.  Pretty cool, in my opinion. 
  • My Husker pal Lisa, turned me on to the Olympics ATT Music website.  If you want some kickass running music, go there.  Three Doors Down, the Champion in Me is featured today.
  • Mayflower Madness:  My Dad has been working on the Geneology for the special Mayflower Heiress Descendant designation.  He finally gets it all sent in to the person who will fine-tooth-comb it.  She writes:

Thank you for all the documentation which you sent.  However, there are still some items needed:

Gen 7:  Stutson/Stetson Eaton

            Documentation is needed that names his parents:  Acc to Familysearch.org  his birth is listed on Film # 1000500  Index of early to 1900 births, his marriage is on Film # 1000989.  I don’t know if you are near to a Mormon Family History Center where you could order the films…if not, please let me know.
I found his cem record in Waupaca Co., WI Dayton township in the Crystal Lake Cemetery with the date 08 Nov 1870.  It also states that Almira is buried there, but gives no further information.

The following death certificates are needed:

Gen 8:  Mary Eaton Fuller
Gen 9:  Myra Fuller Eddy
            Walter Eddy
Gen 10: Allan Eddy
             Gladys Eddy

Was Abel Eaton in the Rev. War?

Thank You, M*****S******, Historian.

My Dad replies:

The death certificates are no problem although they will cost $12.00 apiece.  You might ask M***** why the death certificates are critical to the genealogy proof.   I’m just curious and we’ll get it if necessary.  I thought the information I sent that tied them into the family tree was pretty solid.  I sent pictures of all five of the grave sites and I personally attended the funerals of Walter, Myra, Allan, and Gladys so I know they are all dead!


For some reason, that just had me laughing out loud.

*From OPP, Naughty by Nature, which was my last song this morning*