Thursday, November 22, 2012


Thursday, November 22, 2012 a couple of Gavinisms
The other day, Gavin and I drove to the airport to pick up the gang from Minnesota. Grandma Bev Dean age 84 is dying or so it seems. Judy has been spending much of her time back there. Chris and Lyn along with Sierra, Niki, Alexa and Gracie went back for a few days to see her too. Gavin and I had time to kill and had a lot of conversations before we got the call from Niki saying they were ready to be picked up. As we were driving to the airport I kept singing a song that was going around and around in my mind. Finally Gavin got tired of it and said “stop singing”. I laughed. At that he said “stop singing and stop laughing. It is noisy”. The song was still stuck in my head and after a few minutes I started singing it again and again Gavin reminded me to stop singing.
After that he got on a wanting to drive to Minnesota thing. I tried to explain to him that it would be a long, long drive and we would have to get a hotel room. He said “Can’t we sleep in the car?” I told him we needed to wait and get his mom and Alexa and Gracie and Sierra. That didn’t seem to sink in or make a difference; he kept up the “let’s drive to Minnesota” thing.  After that Gavin said “Grandpa, text a girl but don’t tell her I said to do it.”
Finally Niki called, we drove up into the parking structure and parked.
Gavin and I jumped out of the car and ran for the bathroom as the girls got in the car.

How old is Gavin, four?


Thursday, November 22, 2012
I woke up at 10:00 a.m.this morning with the following, running continuingly through my head.
I gave it the following name.
Ode to Thanksgiving by Fred Jepson
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Turkey Day
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Turkey Day
Gobble, Gobble, Gobble Turkey Day
Moo, I’m going to eat some hay!

Monday, November 19, 2012

AN INTERESTING old Book if you're not prone to Migraines

The Triad of Lazarus – The Three Councils of Lazarus;
“Believe in God who made thee
Love God who saved thee
Fear God who will judge thee”
From the Triads of Primitive Britain page 76
as quoted in the book
St. Paul in Britain…
R.W. Morgen 2011 11th printing
A reprint of 1860
He quotes the Celtic and Latin much of the time

Monday, November 05, 2012


Monday, November 05, 2012
          Yesterday we had family over to celebrate Chris’ 44th birthday. Corey and Stacey took care of most of the food though Chris, as he always does, pitched in, in the kitchen as well as bringing brochette. He said that the mozzarella was in his fridge and would be bad by the time he got back in town. Niki has been sick as well as her kids though the kids are pretty much over it. Greg was in St. George on a golf trip and he is sick. In fact if I understand it right he stayed over another night there because he didn’t feel well enough to drive home. Judy and I picked up Alexa and Gavin on our way home from the airport; Judy had been back in Minneapolis to be with her mother. We visited a while then the four of us, Judy, Alexa, Gavin and I drove to our house. As a side note, Alexa is so good with Gracie that I think if she had to she could take care of her on her own.

          We hadn’t been home long when Stacey and Corey and Bailey and Jayden showed up and Corey went right to work making dinner.

          Gavin is terrified of our cat jasmine and not too nuts about Lily. I think he would have been all right with Lily if he hadn’t had so many run-ins with Jasmine. Gavin who is a Grandpa’s boy anyway insisted I hold him when I was sitting and carry him when I was up and about. I’m afraid I wasn’t much help getting dinner ready.     
For a long time Gavin was holding himself the way kids do when they need to go to the bathroom. I kept trying to get him to go to no avail. Finally he said “OK, if you will go with me.” We went in the basement bathroom and shut the door behind us. At that point Gavin said “Don’t Look” so I turned my head to the side and closed my eyes. He kept repeating the “Don’t look” thing over and over again. Finally I could no longer hear him peeing and I was about to open my eyes when he said, “Don’t look; I’m still shaking (my penis).” That cracked me up and of course I had to discreetly tell Corey and Stacey and I think, Judy.

Saturday, November 03, 2012


You're going to love this.
Pat Boone, music legend, had a lot of wonderful things to say about Mia today.
"I'm still singing at concerts, but today I'm singing the praises of Mia Love," Boone said. "Seniors can depend on Mia Love."
Boone presented Mia with the 60 Plus Association's Honorary Guardian of Seniors award. It's awarded to candidates based on their "senior friendly" views on issues that matter most to seniors.
These words of support from Pat Boone speak to the enthusiasm and momentum people across the country have about Mia.
Pat knows we need leaders like Mia in Congress—and we need your support to win this election.

Please do your part by telling a friend to also vote for Mia this Tuesday.
Thank you,
Matt Holton