Both parents got their children involved in swimming at a young age. (Michael and his two sisters.) However, by the time Michael was 9 years old his parents were divorced. After this time he lived with his mother and sisters, all of whom were supportive and good role models for hard work.
When I arrived in the Model Rail Experience after getting the video of the freight manifest passing the back lot of Union Station, and the pic of KC Southern 34 sitting below Union Station as part of the Kansas City Rail Experience, I found Ted Tschirhart and Fritz Gastreich in the office/shop with Ted working on a steam locomotive and Fritz working on on Sully one of our Thomas The Tank Engine pieces. Just then a young man walked into the office (we didn have the door shut) carrying the very same train character from the MRE play area. That was the son of Angela Johnson from Lee Summit, Missouri.
As the Spaghetti was cooking I started the Sauce and Meatballs cooking. To prepare the Farm Rich Turkey Meatballs; I used a medium size sauce pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. Added my Ragu sauce and started to heating it on medium heat. Politeness is a Two way street, I fully agree. When I walk up to the check out center at a Walmart and there are all these check out stations that are not open and there are lines of people waiting to get checked out, the CSMs are standing around chitchatting with one and other it not easy to be polite. The cashiers are over worked, the store managers are afraid to schedule too many people, God forbid there be enough cashiers to get the customers checked out in a timely manner.
Harbouring stress, especially in old age is not safe. And who would know this fact better than the fraternity of ex soldiers? Retired officers of the Corps of EME, which has the largest number of ex servicemen in the tricity area, only after Infantry and Artillery, have been holding monthly get togethers since the past two decades. One can hear peals of laughter of a happy gathering coming out from the party lounge at the first floor of the Defence Service Officers Institute (DSOI), Chandigarh, which is usually the venue for the meetings, as most of the members of the tricity EME Association belong to the city..
Boxley to Ponca is a challenging section of river and not for the inexperienced. If there is enough water to run it, you can be sure there are Class 2+ or Class 3 rapids that range from rolling waves to tight, technical turns. Our friend Richard was a bit out of practice for this level of paddling, so we spent a good amount of time pulling him out of the river! Henry took our Dagger whitewater boat.