Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
~Franklin P. Jones, author

Saturday, August 21, 2010

REMEMBRANCE: Our Travel Agent, King Tut

The beautiful little travel agent pictured on the home page of our blog is none-other-than our beloved kitty, King Tut (aka Tut, Tutty, Tutters, Puss-Cat, and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Restrained). It is with heavy hearts that we post this entry tonight. Tut has taken on a new job; he is now the angel who will watch over us in our travels instead of the playful little imp that poked holes in our maps and rebooted our computers. While we didn't have children by choice, we poured our parental energies into loving Tut, our first adopted “child”. Ironically, our eight-year old “little boy” followed in the footsteps of his namesake, Egypt’s King Tut. Often referred to as “The Boy King”, Tutankhamun died at the young age of nineteen.

Tut taught us so much. We are far better people for being his adopted parents. While Tut is no longer physically with us, his larger-than-life spirit lives on in both of us as well in the many friends and family that loved him. -- Ted & Laura

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ROAD WISDOM: Genealogy

What is it about mid-life that we all suddenly get interested in genealogy? Laura and I are working on ours and so are several of our friends.  I guess we've lived long enough to know that the history of lives MATTERS.

My favorite quote related to this idea is engraved above a doorway in the New York State Pavilion from the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo: 
Neh-ko, ga-gis-dah-yen-duk
 Which, in Iroquois, means: 
Other council fires were here before ours.
 What have we learned from those who came before us?  --Ted