James' Latest Interactions
Happy Birthday, Mary! And remember to just burn the candles at one end!
I knew John from 1st Grade at St. Mark's all the way through high school. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if he had been in my kindergarten class at Lincoln Elementary, but that memory has been lost in the mists of time. He was the personification of a hard-working model citizen and one of the nicest guys I've ever known. My condolences to his family and many friends.
Posted on: Mar 18, 2021 at 1:13 AM
Jim, Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great day. Stay safe.
Posted on: Mar 17, 2021 at 10:56 AM
Hi Jim. Just dropping by to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today and a good rest of another year in your life. Spend some time enjoying looking at some of the photos from your life. (Is this sentence correct English??)
55th Reunion Essay link (because you can never have too much self-promotion in this Facebook/Instagram era we are immersed in).
The Wide, Wide World of Bradford! Although the StatCounter software that monitors my blog (www.jimjustsaying.com) tells me that my 55th Reunion Essay has had 648 views, the last two were a bit surprising in that they came from (Sept. 15) someone in Cochin, Kerala, India and, the night before, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I hope the Mystery Viewers liked it--and given the travel restrictions, it is doubtful they were classmates. (Maybe they were bored monks getting acquainted with the "new technology".) The software filters out those pesky, dreaded bots, adding to the mystery. But the blog is still an enjoyable pastime. In the TMI/nerds-only department, here is what I "know" about the India reader: IP Address: Idea Cellular (126.96.36.199) Search Referral: https://www.google.com/ Visit Page: jimjustsaying: 55th High School Reunion Essay 15 Sep 2020 07:22:30 Resolution: 360x640 System: Chrome for Android/Android Samsung Galaxy A3. StatCounter has registered visitors to my blog from 64 countries so far (in 10-plus years of doing the blog), but since the only information omitted is the person's name, that doesn't tell me much (except that I do have a weekly regular from Putian, China--not an essay viewer--whom I dearly hope is wearing a mask). Adding to the intrigue, internet service providers share bandwidth with nearby areas during heavy traffic periods, so a visitor from City A may be listed as being from City B. (Kind if hard to work into a conversation, but there you have it!)
The Dragan lives! Long live Dennis D.! Have a hap, hap happy one, Dennis! Perhaps we can one day get together and reminisce about our days on the Aerospace Team! :)
Posted on: Mar 18, 2020 at 3:33 PM
Happy to be able to wish you a Happy Birthday. Hope you are out and about taking walks and enjoying the sound of returning birds.
Posted on: Mar 17, 2020 at 4:36 AM
Pat and I go all the way back to 1st Grade at St. Mark's, so it is great to see what a remarkable and rewarding career he enjoyed. My condolences to Patrick's family.
Thanks for such a touching tribute to Peppy, Rita. I, too, think of her often, especially when I drive by her building (HarborChase) on Capitol Drive in MIlwaukee, which occurs quite often. It's always a poignant moment, one that reminds me to try to be the kind of person she was. One of my co-residents at Eastcastle Place, one Larry Hammond (nephew of the late Kenosha Mayor Eugene Hammond), knew Peppy through her husband, Bruce O'Neill. Larry was president of the Milwaukee Bar Association, and Bruce was a onetime Attorney of the Year in this city.. And as I think I mentioned after attending the wake, the first person we saw at the funeral home was Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett--the same Mayor Barrett who had proclaimed Jan. 16, 2013, as Priscilla A. O'Neill Day in Milwaukee, so obviously Peppy touched many lives in the most positive of ways. You hear people say after a loved one's death that "He or she is in a better place." I think this mortal coil would be a better place if she was still here.
Happy Birthday, Dennis! I hope all is well with you and Jean.