Wednesday, January 28, 2015

29 years ago today...

I remember standing in my bedroom, still living with my parents, about half-way through my junior year of high school, when the radio broke in with an emergency newscast. Seven brave men and women lost their lives in a tragic accident.

Just 73 seconds after a "routine" lift off, US space shuttle Challenger exploded, taking her entire crew with her.

I salute these seven, and all those who've gone before and since:

To have the courage to reach for the stars...

Thanks for reading,
Richard H. Nebe Jr.
have an awesome day!!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chasing Utley...

I am also joining in the fun of Wallet Card. This idea intrigues me for several reasons.

#1. First and foremost, there are no rules!! It's always fun when you can make things up as you go (though sometimes it's also great fun to bend the rules as far as you can go too!!)

#2. Everybody is joining in so it's going to be fun seeing what others come up with and maybe duplicating or improving on somebody else's vision.

#3. Maybe it will prompt my lazy but to produce a few more posts this year!!

I was searching through my mini duplicates, knowing that I wanted either an example from my blog's new namesake, Mr. Schmidt, or my absolute favorite current player. I, like Deal, over at Phungo's little spot on the web, will also be using a mini of Mr. Utley for my wallet card adventures, though my mini of choice is a regular backed 2012 Gypsy Queen #286.

Chase is my favorite current player more for his off-field activities and charity work with the various ASPCA organizations and the fact that he has also personally rescued dogs himself (and his wife). He is also an upstanding fine example of everything that is right in baseball

I like Deal's idea so here is a beginning scan of both sides for reference:

and my choice has already suffered one dinged corner before I could even get it in my wallet as I dropped it during my selection process!!

Here is the first photo, taken at my home away from home, aka work!

and so begins my quest...
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Friday, January 2, 2015

It's Almost time...

That's right, It's almost my birthday. Tomorrow, January 3rd marks the beginning of my 47th trip around the sun... and it also marks the entry deadline for Collector's Crack's
5th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web

go on over and make a guess...
Have a GReat day!

oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR too!!