Thursday, August 27, 2015

Teach a boy to fish . . .

. . . and presto! You have a picture that's perfect for posting years later on a Throwback Thursday.

Because that's just what little Mike Taylor, M and J's grandson, did with his very first catch--he threw it back!

MIKE TAYLOR, MICHAEL BOYD TAYLOR

Me--I'da scarfed that sucker down in a big hurry. But I wasn't there. (M was. In fact, he got to record the event for posterity.)

That adventure took place long ago in the historical period known as "Yore." Today little Mike Taylor is an Air Force second lieutenant pursuing a doctorate in physical therapy through Baylor University at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio, Texas. And he ain't so little anymore. For proof, here's how he spends his free time these days (but without the beard):

MIKE TAYLOR, MICHAEL BOYD TAYLOR

Yes, that's 578.7 pounds he's picking up. Ouch! Physical therapist, heal thyself!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I love the flower girl . . .

. . . who turned 20 just today.

Isn't it amazing how time slips away?

ANNABELLE TAYLOR

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNABELLE!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mike and I will see you in the funny papers.

This morning's comics brought something of Mike to the table and also a glimmer of yours truly.

While I like to write blog posts because they're mostly short (which matches my attention span), M goes for a longer form called the unfinished novel. Today's "Dilbert" gives us a peek at how his mind works:

Dilbert - 08-11-2015

And in "The Family Circus," I could play this kid in the movie:

The Family Circus - 08-11-2015

Don't just run your mouth, boy. Jump on up there!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Who's the mysterious stranger? - TBT

Happy Throwback Thursday! It's pop quiz time!

Twenty-five years ago last January, Mike was introduced to a young American soldier in Germany. Later that month they decided to go on a weekend skiing trip to Andermatt, Switzerland. (M would like to interject a cautionary note: If it's been years since you were on the slopes, do not try to re-learn to ski in the Swiss Alps. You will find it very humbling--but that's another story.) On the way back up to Freiburg, they stopped in the city of Luzern, Switzerland, where M took this picture of the young man on a famous footbridge called the Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge). Mike calls the picture "The Mysterious Stranger," and it's one of his favorites. Can you guess who the "stranger" is?

Fred Taylor,  Kapellbrücke, Luzern

You'll probably do better with this if you are a member of our tribe. That's because five months later, back in the U. S. of A., the young man joined our family when he married the gal who would someday become my adoptive sister Bonnie. If you're still in the dark, he's my adoptive brother-in-law, Fred! Here's a pic of Bonnie and Fred on that occasion:

Bonnie & Fred Taylor, Stetson University, June 1990

Oops--that reminds me: I think I forgot to wish B & F a Happy Silver Anniversary last month, so I will correct that right now! BTW, do people often take medieval weapons to weddings? I've heard of the occasional shotgun, but swords?