November 28, 2007

Ok, I give up, where did you put that damn bird?

Happy Thanksgiving to all, hope you had a full and filling turkey day. I was fortunate enough to watch the Lions at Ford Field and discovered that once you get above a certain row they issue you oxygen and a Sherpa. They come in handy negotiating with the vendors for those $8.00 Bud Lights.

November 18, 2007

See everyone next summer!

As word that our return for next summer seems certain, the excitement overcomes this group and another round of drinks becomes necessary!

November 11, 2007

Veterans Day, we should never forget,,Thank You!

This picture says more than a thousand words can about my feelings for our military heroes. I wish my father was here so I could thank him for his service in World War II. It is one of the things that I regret not doing when he was alive.
Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas is overcome
with emotion as he embraces
Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. during a
Dallas Veterans Day Commemoration.

November 7, 2007

A fresh breeze or hot air, Chicago get ready , John Symons is back!

'Love Notes'
John Symons comes back to replace Delilah on Lite FM's nighttime lineup
November 7, 2007
BY ROBERT FEDER Sun-Times Columnist
Delilah is out and "Love Notes" is in on the evening shift at WLIT-FM (93.9).
In the latest programming move at the Clear Channel Radio adult-contemporary station, the request, dedication and lovelorn advice show hosted by Delilah (full name: Delilah Rene Luke) has been axed after seven years.
Poor ratings were cited for dropping the insufferably sappy Seattle-based syndicated show, which had its last airing Monday.
Starting Thursday, Lite FM will replace Delilah with "Love Notes," hosted by John Symons. Airing from 7 p.m. to midnight seven nights a week, he'll be live on weeknights and on recorded voice tracks on weekends.
Symons' multiyear deal, signed Tuesday, was negotiated by agent Steve Mandell.
Until he was forced out last year, Symons hosted the popular "Love Notes" for eight years on Bonneville International's adult-contemporary WILV-FM (100.3) and its predecessor, WNND. He spent 11 years before that at WSNY-FM in Columbus, Ohio.
"It has been a little over a year since I have been on the air, but a day hasn't gone by that I haven't thought about the wonderful people who I was lucky enough to spend the nights with," Symons said. "I'm hoping they can once again make room for me on their dance cards."
It's the second time in recent weeks that Lite FM has dropped a major show distributed by Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks in favor of a local one. Whoopi Goldberg's syndicated morning show was replaced last month by Melissa Forman.
"We need a local Chicago show at night on the Lite to embrace our wonderful city," said Darren Davis, vice president of programming and operations for Clear Channel in Chicago.
"John brings such a special twist to nighttime radio, with a proven Chicago track record, I am delighted to get the show started. With Melissa Forman back in mornings, and now John to round out the lineup, the Lite is set."

"Congratulations John"

November 1, 2007

It's about thyme!

The Lee Family Cookbook
The book is finished and the order has gone to the publisher, copies by Christmass we hope!