Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Here we are riding back from the orchard on the tractor drawn tram.
Here is the hay wagon, it was fun climbing on it I'm sure.
And here we have Owen and Hali picking apples.
Now they know apples grow on tree.
This was our field trip for today and they are asleep snug and warm in their beds and dreaming sweet dreams.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Five minutes prior to the implosion, Thresher had radioed that it was having minor problems. Skylark received several fragmentary, garbled messages, followed by silence. Moments later the chilling sounds of a submarine breaking apart and imploding were heard.
According to U.S. military reviews of the accident, the most likely explanation is that a piping joint in a sea water system in the engine room gave way. The resulting spray shorted out electronics and forced an automatic shutdown of the nuclear reactor.
When the accident occurred, Thresher was near its maximum test depth, which, though classified, was probably around 1,300 feet (396 meters). Most submarines are built to survive down to a “crush depth,” which can be 20 to 35 percent greater than their maximum test depth. However, without the reactor, the sub would not have had enough power to stop itself from sinking to the bottom.
As they sank, the men aboard would have heard piping and fittings giving way. They would have listened as the ship’s hull creaked and groaned, until it finally, deafeningly gave way to massive water pressure. All lives were likely extinguished within a matter of seconds.
The reason I am remembering this today is because I happen to run into one of our mutual friends at the time our friend was killed. It was very nice to see him and talk to him again and blab about old times and sweet memories.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
She was a happy girl but then I said no, you cant use the clipper. She sat and pouted for a while to see if I would change my mind but when I didn't ... zoom...she took off to tell her Daddy. LOL
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Friday, October 03, 2008
It was a rainy day but nevertheless I spent it outside. These pictures are of Abbey Pond and the sky above it. We used to come here quite often as the father of one of my long ago dear friends helped build this area. I stayed a long time and hated to leave but I had 'miles to go before I sleep' so I moved on with sadness.