Too Good Not To Post

I just received a call from my Uncle Horace, who is 98 years old and will be 99 on May 3rd. On March 6, he had a knee replaced. Today he told me that he is now scheduled to have the second knee replaced on May 22.

Prior to his operation he drove to his farm, which is about 20 some miles from where he lives, every day that he could. The only thing that kept him from going was if there was ice or snow on the road.

I told him today, I bet he was ready to get back in his pickup. He said he was more than ready. He said he would crawl into it, if he had to.

He had a colonoscopy a month ago and the doctor said all was fine and to come back in 3 years.

Today he was telling me some things that were going on in the area that he had just read in the newspaper.

I never talk to him but what I am amazed and inspired. He has filled the role of my father figure since my dad died a day before my 12th birthday. 

He told me he had just finished his morning therapy and before he went to the bathroom, he thought he would call me.

I told him I wasn’t sure that my name coming to mind when he was needing to go to the bathroom was a good thing. He laughed. 

Message for U.S. Citizens: Road Closures during the 2015 Summit of the Americas – Embassy Closure on Friday, April 10, 2015

Following is the latest ACS message:

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Due to the various activities and forums taking place during the Summit of the Americas, the Government of Panama plans to partially close a number of roads near the Atlapa Convention Center, Calle 50, Panama Viejo, and Corredor Sur from April 9 until April 11.

Please follow the link below to access a map of expected closures: http://redirect.state.sbu/?url=http://we.tl/AJA7B5OxBm . More information is available from local media outlets.

The Consular Section (Visas/American Citizen Services/Federal Benefits Unit) will be closed to the public on Friday, April 10, 2015, for participation in the Summit of the Americas. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

For up-to-date information on security, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov . Further information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada toll-free at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

U.S. citizens who travel to or reside in Panama are encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). By enrolling, you make it easier for the U.S. Embassy to contact you in case of an emergency.

I’m the kind of friend who will help you hide a dead body, but if you betray me, just remember: I know how to hide a dead body.

Made it to the 2015 David Fair

We got there around 4:30 PM. Parking was $3.00. Entry for jubilados was $1 and for adults $2.

The highlight of the fair for me was finding the “la ghiotta” gelato area. Talk about hitting the spot! Between the three of us, we sampled 5 different favors.

La ghiotta had provided gelato for Delicias Italiana, which has now closed its doors. I had stopped by Delicias Italiana last week and found the doors locked.

The good news is that la ghiotta will soon be supplying Parmigiano Resturante with gelato soon. That by itself made the trip to the Fair worthwhile.

It has been a while since I have been to Parmigianos so this is a good reason to go by again.

I only took two car photos. One was this MG. The brand brings back memories of my high school years, when foreign cars started making their way to the U.S.

The MG was one of my favorites then. I looked at this car before I bought my Suzuki, but it was a little pricey for me.

Here is another car I felt was worth showing. It is called Brilliance and is serviced by Bremen. This car is from China and really looks nice. The prices are cheap enough to make worth looking at. They had several models, but I liked this one.

Other than that, the Fair was pretty much the same. As of now “Been There and Done That” again.

Other photos taken at the Fair.

At my age rolling out of bed is easy in the morning.
Getting up off the floor is another story.

I‘d call my fashion style “clothes that still fit.”.