Old news: August/September 2000
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I had a great time in New Orleans! It was so much fun. Really hot and
HUMID! I stayed in an old townhouse in the French Quarter with a fireplace in
every room. I can't imagine they ever get used. The first night there we went on
a walking ghost and vampire tour. Sorry to say I did not see any of either, but
heard some pretty good ghost stories. The next morning we went on a walking tour
of the oldest cemetary in the city. The custom is to buy a family plot and when
someone dies, the body is placed there for a minimum of a year and a day. When the
next family member dies, the remains of the last body are swept to the back. If a
family all dies out and another family takes over, the caretakers will bag the
ashes of the prior family and keep it to the side, because "you don't want the
families to mix". The South is weird. More later...
MY FIRST TEST WAS SUCCESS!!! I had my first college test last week &
got the results back today... It was in Psychology, the class I thought would be a
breeze & was proved wrong very quickly... Well, I got a 86%, which doesn't sound
great, but considering the highest score in the class was a 90%, and apparently the
average wasn't that great, 5 people around me failed... So, I got a B. Not too bad, I'm
happy, wish it was an A, but I will certainly take that, considering I was sure I'd
fail it! Now the tests are rolling in, tomorrow, next Wednesday... Lovely!
Grandma's got a computer!!! Can you believe it? We gave her our old
one, since we finally broke down & got back in the computer race (and does anyone
ever win that race?) So, Ryan & I formatted the whole thing & put such things on it
as Paint, and the Petz game, some fun stuff kids would like when they are there,
and of course, Solitaire. I hope she will soon be connected to the WWW. Gary has to
work out some normal kinks, and hopefully she will enjoy it. Remember though that
it is an older one and therefore slower, so watch out & dont gripe, and if you're
looking for some Christmas ideas for her, some more RAM & maybe a new processor
would come in handy!! Good luck Grandma, & feel free to throw it out the window if
it becomes too frustrating, I wanted to do it myself many times!!! !
We got another kitty!!!!! Her name is Cocoa she has short
black hair and Nicole does NOT like her at all. We will have some
pictures on the web page soon. 8)
You can tell the kids are back in school, not nearly as many additions to the old website!!!
I started college!! I attend Bellevue University... Looks
like I'm the first grandkid to start, & I graduated 4 years ago..(sean) It's
going well though. I only go from 9:30 am until 12:15 pm. Seems pretty easy
hours compared to highschool, but all it is is lectures & LOTS of studying,
already!! I started the 28th. Guess I better get used to it if I have 7
years ahead of me... This semester I am taking Political Science,
Psychology, Composition, and Communications (which is public speaking, or
speech). Not too bad...
Erika has strep! Went to school for 3 days and came home
sick. I took her to the doctor this afternoon. Looks like she will miss
another day or two of school. What a great start. :)
Me and Olivia started school and it's fun. I just started my
saxaphone lessons today. It's fun but when your done it feels like you
just got out of the dentist's office because it's all numb. Well, talk to ya
We just got back from KC yesterday.WOF was fun! I didn't go on
the Boomerang but if you saw it close up you wouldn't want to go on it
either! OOF was fun too! We didn't go on any rides because they all had
long waits. One ride it was 2 hours long! The game was great! 49ers won!
I was going for the 49ers anyway. Talk to ya later! Bye!
Hey we are coming on thursday about 11 or 12. And leave on friday or sunday. 8) SeeYa!!
Hey, I got a new camera!
It's a digital camera, meaning no film -- pictures go directly into the computer. So I'll be able to have a lot more "current event" photos (of Lincoln, anyway) for the webpage. Also, this camera doubles as a web-cam -- so I'll be able to do "live-tv" chats over the internet. Those of you with web-cams, let's talk! :-)
Karen, Emily and Erika, and Marsha, Samantha and Anna are coming to Lincoln on the 17th, for the weekend.
Amanda & Ryan
The Offutt Air Show is coming!! This year the weekend long
air show will be held on August 26th & 27th. If it is like previous years it
starts at 8 am and runs til about 5 or so. As some of you may remember,
get here early.... Traffic is no fun! Also, we have a great view of the
flying aircraft right behind our house, they do a lot of the manuevers right
over our house. So if you'd like to watch in the comfort of air conditioning
every so often, come on over! It is neat though to go on to the flightline,
there are a lot of cool planes to tour & stands to visit.. I can't
remember, but I think you can see some of the aircraft that Ryan works on... I
will keep you posted, and you do the same with coming over, if enough want to
come we will barbeque.. And no checking in on that weekend, you just
drive right on in! But they do search all your stuff before you go on to the
flight line, so leave the unibomber home for the weekend.....
HI Grandma you said you would send my shoes a couple of
weeks ago. When you were here I liked it when we took the walks in the
morning. When we were at the antique store I found you an M & M machine
I'm not going to write a letter about my Dad eating anything
because that would be rude so talk to you later
Hi-- Been a busy week - went to the county fair - fun! - saw the
Patriot - excellent - and tried out the Panera Bread Cafe - yummy! - got a new
side door in the garage (thanx to Paul) - and read Harry Potter and the Goblet
of Fire - excellent.
Mom, Dad, Olivia, and I are going to Kansas City to go to WOF
and OOF. We are going to go next Monday and Tuesday.
Last monday erika was climbing up her dresser to turn off
her t.v. or something and it fell over, but her t.v. is fine. 8)
A couple of weeks ago, a vintage B-17 (World War II bomber) was at the Lincoln airport for the weekend, and I went out to see it. It was on display so you could get inside and look around, but it was also taking passengers up for 15-minute flights around Lincoln. The flights cost $350 each, so I decided to pay my rent instead; but I did get to stand next to the runway when it took off. It roared past us (surprisingly loud!), and for a couple of minutes I got a small taste of WWII. Then I got in the car and followed it for a bit, just to see it in the air. Way cool, to see it flying around the Capitol building. Here's a picture of the actual plane I saw, taken when it was in San Francisco.