Monday, June 30, 2008

This was no ordinary day - June 29, 2008

This was the most extraordinary day to celebrate my 64th birthday. A day I will always remember. My sister, Maureen gave me VIP Tickets to attend the Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Airshow at the Quonset Airbase in North Kingstown, RI with John and Mark.
The Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Airshow was established in 1992 as a major community event that everyone from the region could be proud of and enjoy. The airshow offers the finest aerial and static displays along with activities for people of all ages. This show has operated for 16 consecutive years and was taking place this year on 28-29 June, 2008.
We were guests of Chelo's Restaurant and would be in their private chalet to view the Air show.When we arrived at 9:30am a breakfast buffet was being served. There was fruit salad, muffins, pastries, juices and coffee. The tables were set with this beautiful centerpiece which Lori, an outstanding Chelo employee, allowed me to take home as a birthday gift.This was going to be an extremely hot day, already it was 76. I am sure before noon we would need to be sitting under the tent, especially since we did not bring any hats. I did find a a sponsor in the next chalet that allowed me to have some plastic visors.The Airshow began at 10:00am with the National anthem being sung. The first performer
was Team Oracle featuring Sean D. Tucker and his son, Eric Tucker. Sean named as one of the Living Legends of Flight is the world’s only pilot to perform a triple ribbon cut. He flies through the ribbons at 220 mph in right knife-edge for the first ribbon, then left knife-edge and finally inverted. The ribbons are only 25 feet off of the ground and 750 feet between each set. He has been flying airshows world-wide since the mid-70’s and has won numerous aerobatic competitions. In that time, Sean has flown more than 1000 performances at more than 425 airshows, in front of more than 80 million fans.
Marine Corps have more aircraft than you may suspect! The Marine Corps supports aerial requests at events all over the country, providing flyovers at air shows, professional sporting events and more. We saw the Harrier-AV/8B, the Marine Corps' demonstration aircraft-with its short and vertical take-off and landing capabilities. Attaining aerial support from the Marine Corps for your public event .

The Black Daggers are the official U.S. Army Special OperationsCommand Parachute DemonstrationTeam. Their mission is to perform live aerial demonstrations in support of Army Special Operations community relations and recruiting.

Wherever the ShockwaveJet Truck, goes, it’s sure to get attention and plenty of publicity. The truck’s best performance holds the current Guinness Book of World Records at 376 mph on a two-mile runway."Stand her straight up and she'll pick up 3 g's, the same as what the NASA space shuttle will do."

It is now lunch time and the Chelo employees bring out some more delicious appealing platters.

It is now getting very hot, the temp is in the mid 90's . This is a 6 hour Air Show and I have many more performers to tell you about and many more photos. I will continue the Airshow on another blog. I will also tell you how that centerpiece saved me..........

Sunday, June 29, 2008

It is someones birthday QUESS WHO?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY - June 29, 1944

"I was born in Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket, RI at 12:30pm. onThursday, June 29, 1944. My mommy told me she was going to a movie and she knew I was going to be born and went to the hospital."

This is my Daddy, he was in World War II

I am only 2 and I am waiting for him to come home so we can play and he can hug me and hug me. I miss him so much and I know he misses me and Mommy, too.

" I am sitting on Mommy and Daddy's bed, so Mommy can tell me a bedtime story. I love stories read to me. We live in an apartment on 94 Warren Avenue in East Providence, RI. When my Daddy comes home we are going to go live in one of Nana's apartments down the road at 413 Warren Avenue. We will be all together there, Mommy, Daddy , and me"
Mommy , Daddy and I are a happy family

"This is my best friend, Diane, we are sitting on the step at my Poppy's house on Broadway Avenue, East Providence, RI. We are waiting for Mommy to come home from work. My Aunt Isabel, who I have called Bobie is taking this picture. She and Poppy take care of me so Mommy and Daddy can work and make some money."

"This is my favorite picture, it was taken in Providence at the Loring Studio. I am 3 years old."

Whose pictures are these?

They are Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Happy 39th Wedding Anniversary

We were married on Saturday, June 28, 1969 at 11:00am at St Francis Xavier Church on Carpenter Street in East Providence, Rhode Island June 28, 1969 39 years ago

I am married to a most thoughtful guy who never forgets our anniversary nor my birthday.

I was working on the computer tonight when he and Mark came in at 11:30pm after visiting our Aunt Hilda. He came over to the computer and asked what I was doing and what time it was.

I said it was 11:57 pm. and Why? He didn't answer and just kind of hung around.

At 12:01am he leaned over and said Happy Anniversary and kissed me and handed me a dozen of beauiful red roses and a card. This is what the card said

To the Woman I love on our Anniversary

There is a hand I love to hold, a face I love to see,

There is a voice I love to hear, that means the world to me.........

There is a tender, loving kiss that warms me through and through,

There is a certain smile that always cheers me when I'm blue........

There is a heart that understands what I am dreaming of......

and all of these belong to you-

the wonderful woman

I love

Happy Anniversary

Tuesday, June 24, 2008



I went to the Toys R Us this afternoon to redeem another coupon and was I SURPRISED. There was a notice in the train department stating that the coupon WAS NO LONGER A VALID COUPON.
Sorry for the previous post, but it had been working yesterday.

All Aboard Fun with Thomas the Train get one FREE

Go to your nearest Toys-R -Us store and use the the coupon that you print from "Hey Its Free" to get your Thomas the tank engine toy train.

I found out about this by one of my favorite links, Hey its free

I went to my local store in South Attleboro, Ma and they did not
have any Thomas the Tank Engine left however, I could get any of Thomas's friend for free as long as the price was no more than $12.99
I selected Sir Topham Hatt's Car, (retail $10.99) and Sir Handel,
this narrow-gauge old timer likes things his way (retails $10.99)
There were also Bertie the Bus, Annie and Clarabel, Thomas' two coaches
This coupon expires July 5th, 2008 so do not miss out.

If you want to have fun games, activities, videos you need to go to the Thomas the Train fun page
I had fun playing the memory game, building an engine puzzle and selecting the emotions on the faces of the trains.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Brotherly love???????

I was visiting blogs of some friends tonight and I came across Cheryls.
One of her blogs posted on Thursday, February 14, 2008, titled,
Makes me want to have 1000 children, has a video of two little brothers, reminded me of my 2 grandsons. I viewed it and I was laughing so hard, my son wanted to know what I was looking at and he came over and laughed too.
It is titled "Charlie bit my finger again" I felt so bad so Charlie's brother, can you imagine how it must have hurt him, especially when he said "Charlie that hurts, it really hurts and it is still hurting"
I wonder how many teeth little Charlie has! Charlie's laughs and grins are priceless.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

In Memory of my Dad "Happy Father's Day"


A Dad is a person who is loving and kind, And often he knows what you have on your mind.
He's someone who listens, suggests, and defends ~

A dad can be one of your very best friends!
He's proud of your triumphs, but when things go wrong,
A dad can be patient and helpful and strong.
In all that you do, a dad's love plays a part ~
There's always a place for him deep in your heart.
And each year that passes, you're even more glad,
More grateful and proud just to call him your dad!
Thank you, Dad ...
for listening and caring, for giving and sharing, but,
especially, for just being you!
Happy Father's Day
Author Unknown

What Makes A Dad?

God took the strength of a mountain,

The majesty of a tree,

The warmth of a summer sun,

The calm of a quiet sea,

The generous soul of nature,

The comforting arm of night,

The wisdom of the ages,

The power of the eagle's flight,

The joy of a morning in spring,

The faith of a mustard seed,

The patience of eternity,

The depth of a family need,

Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add,

He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so,

He called it ... Dad

~Author Unknown~