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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

James Being Commissioned 1968

James Graduation From Auburn Scrapbook Page

Sharon's Sour Chicken

Sharon's Sour Chicken

Skinless Chicken Thighs
Olive Oil
Worcestershire Sauce
Cider Vinegar

Remove skin from chicken thighs. In frying pan put olive oil, worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar (amounts depend on the number of thighs and size of frying pan, you want the bottom of the pan covered with the liquids but not deep) and let heat. Add chicken thighs and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Let the thighs brown and then turn. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and brown. Turn heat down a little and cover. Let cook until done. Keep a watch to make sure the liquids don't dry out and burn. Approximate time to cook is about 10-15 minutes.

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

James Auburn 1964-1968

Some of these are stills taken from videos and is why there are "holes".

James favorite photo with his parents.

Glenn outside James' apartment in Auburn.

James Graduating From High School 1964

James graduation from High School in 1964.
Chapman High School

James In 1968

Here is video from James' 1968 graduation from Auburn and his commissioning ceremony from Army ROTC. His parents, my grandparents, and his brother, Glenn, went. Uncle Glenn took the videos and pictures.

What If Jesus Had Never Been Born by D. James Kennedy

This is an older Christian book with original copyright of 1994. But it's a timeless subject and was very refreshing. People who think that Christianity is a threat should read this book. Many like to point to dark periods in the church history to mock Christianity. With honesty, Kenney and Newcombe, pull back the curtain on the Crusades, the Inquisition, etc. He points out that there is a difference between those who claim to be of a "Christian" culture but who aren't really saved and therefore are not true Christians. So called "Christians" who did horrible things are not true Christians. They are wolves in sheep's clothing.

I really encourage you to read this book!

Just One Look by Harlan Coben

A housewife, Grace Lawson, picks up a pack of photos at her local photomat. As she flips through them an old picture falls out. It's about 15 years old and there are some men and women. One woman is crossed out and one of the men appears to be her husband. When she shows her husband the photo he refuses to talk about it and immediately leaves the house. He disappears and it's up to her to find out what happened to him and what the picture signifies. While trying to protect her children and keep things normal for them (a strain for the reader) she begins to question and show the picture around.

Her own tragic past comes into focus. She was a survivor of a crush during a Jimmy X concert called the Boston Massacre. Eighteen young people died and she was seriously injured but she survived. Did her own past have any bearing on the disappearance of her husband?

This was a tense drama and you don't find out all the answers until the last page. The violence was too intense, some bad language, but the story was solid and a good read.

Void Moon by Michael Connelly

Cassie Black was a criminal, a cat burglar in Las Vegas, until one night when she lost her love and was captured. She and Max were co-burglars. Is that a word? But they had fallen in love and were planning a future together. She found out she was pregnant on that last job so Max took her place and he ended up falling from the room in the Cleopatra. Cassie was caught as his accessory and went to jail. She had a daughter and it was put up for adoption. Now, 6 years later, she has been parolled out and is working for a Porsche dealership but she's not getting the excitement that she needs and she keeps dreaming of kidnapping her daughter and riding off into the sunset. So she contacts her old contact, Leo, Max's brother. She tells him that she wants to do one more job to make enough money to kidnap her daughter from her adoptive parents and take off. So he tells her that there is a big job but it's back at the Cleopatra! Despite her fears, she takes the job.

Everything seems to go perfectly through the first half of the book but it all goes horribly wrong. Does Cassie make it? Does she get her big break? Or does she follow Max in a fatal accident? Who hired Leo for this job?

I have to admit that the story was compelling and I read it all the way through. But I didn't like the filthy language and that the heroine was a criminal. The one character with rooting value is a criminal who can't go straight. So I wouldn't recommend reading it.

The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver

Another Lincoln Rhyme novel. Geneva Settle is a young black girl who is struggling without parents to complete high school and go on to college to make something of herself. But, one day, while she is in a library researching an ancestor, she is attacked. She manages to escape and the evidence looks like it was an attempted rape, except that the head librarian is gunned down in the street while talking to the police after the attempted attack. This was a major mistake because it grabbed Lincoln Rhyme's attention and he and Amelia Sachs bend all their intelligence on finding this killer.

What was Geneva researching? Her ancestor, Charles Singleton, a former slave, had been a teacher and farmer in former NC. He was active in the civil rights movement after the War. But he was arrested for theft and disgraced. He claimed he was innocent and he writes to his wife about a secret that he can't reveal. Did her attack have something to do with this 150 year old mystery?

Who hired the killer, Thomas Boyd? Who else must die? Does Geneva survive? Deaver kept me involved until the last page. Another one filled with twists and turns all the way to the end. I enjoyed it!

Funeral In Blue by Anne Perry

I finished this book this afternoon. I've read some of this series before. Private Investigator William Monk and his new wife, Hester, are asked by their friend, Lady Callandra Daviot, to investigate the murder of Dr. Kristian Beck's wife and an artist's model. They were found in the artist's apartment, Argo Allardyce. Both with their necks broken. Callandra and Hester work with Dr. Beck at the hospital and they have high respect for him but Callandra is in love with him. Alas, Dr. Beck was married although not happily. In this book, we find out his history and why he and his wife are not happily married. But does her murder stem from this past? Does it have anything to do with their unhappy marriage? Or was the artist's model, Sarah Mackeson, the intended victim? Was it the artist? I wonder what will happen to Dr. Beck and Callandra in future novels.

I enjoyed the story although I found myself skipping a lot to get to the dialogues.

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