July 4th: This picture was taken
just after I got back from participating in the 4th of July parade
down in the Rose Garden area of San Jose.
I'm excited by all the flowers on my Kiwi plant. They mean fruit
on it are only months away if I'm lucky!
Monday February 8,
2016. In keeping with my tradition of putting a picture of the
national debt up again every time it crosses another trillion
dollars, here's proof that it's happened again. This time I went
through the change in my pocket to see what the farthest apart
Presidents I could find there were, chronologically speaking. The
oldest was easy, George Washington, the first. They had high
expectations for the Presidential dollar coins back then, so they
made a lot of them. It's still the most common one of the series.
He retired from the job in 1797. The newest turned out to be James
Garfield, who held the job for a while in 1881. He was one of the
ones that didn't complete even one term.