Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy 6th birthday, my dear Buddy

On April 15, 2004 we adopted from the East Providence Rhode Island
SPCA shelter, this beagle,whose name was Buddy, born MARCH 27, 2003
An appropriate name might have been CHANCE, becaue we gave him a
second chance to live a happy canine life with humans who would love him
so much that he would become faithful and learn to trust and obey.
Buddy was 13 months old when we adopted him and badly abused
with a personality of aggressiveness. TODAY 10 years later, Buddy is the most MISSED lovable sweetest furry canine companion that anyone would love to own and love. We are so happy to have given him a love he so deserved. How we wish we could have been given many more years to share with Buddy. GONE TOO SOON
We will always  remember Buddy so patiently waiting for us to take him for his walk and his ride in the car. We took him out for a ride and gave him some healthy Canida treats. Once he was contented he curled up in the back seat and would fall asleep. We could hear his snoring of contentment. A day well-spent

March 27th Birthday in our memory

Today if you were with us, we would be celebrating your 87th birthday, my Dad, Edmund Joseph Pacheco, who was born March 27, 1922, the eldest son of the Manuel Ruis and Virginia Camara Pacheco from East Providence, RI. He moved on to his home in heaven on June 10, 1986 at the age of 64. It was an untimely death and most unexpected.
You are deeply missed today and everyday. I miss you on your birthday, Not only for your smile, But for the piece of me that's gone. For every time I think of you, I know you are right here in my heart. IN MEMORY:
A silent thought, a secret tear, keeps your memory ever dear.

Friday, March 20, 2009


March 20th - is the 1st day of spring for 2009

The first day of spring for 2009 is today,
Friday, March 20, 2009 Spring comes in between the 19th to the 23rd of March and at different times. It changes on a yearly basis because the first official day of spring is the (Spring) Vernal EQUINOX. This is when the sun is directly above the equator. It rises due East and sets due West and does not do so on the exact same day every year since the calendar is not exactly 365 precise days every single year. In 2009, spring will arrive on March 20th, as stated above and the sun will be above the equator, crossing to the northern hemisphere at approximately 11:47pm


The two most popular activities for the Spring season are?

Gardening and Spring Arts Festivals.

Source: The English Wikipedia

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday's Walk March 4/5 Inherited Genes

June 10, 1986 my Dad died, it was just before the summer that he had promised to build a shed in our backyard with his grandson, our first born John Michael, who was 14 at the time. He said they would have it built before he and his brother would leave in August for Camp Yawgoog Heartbroken by the loss of his grandpa, he insisted that he wanted to fulfill the plans that they had. So at the age of 14, our son, John Michael built a free-standing shingled wooden 12ft by 12ft shed on a cement slab in our rear yard with no carpentry training except for assisting and watching his grandfather in the past. This project was scheduled to be built during 1986 summer vacation with his grandfather, however because his grandfather (my father) passed away unexpectedly on that day in June, John Michael planned to complete this project by himself. Saddened by this John Michael told his father and me that he would still build this shed. This shed was built with so much love that we felt that his grandfather was with him giving him the knowledge and ability to complete this project. These internal carpentry genes come from his grandfather, Edmund Joseph Pacheco and his great-grandfather, Manuel R. Pacheco, who were professional carpenters their entire lives. In the early years they worked as Pacheco and Son, building many houses. Later when Manuel died, Edmund continued working as a carpenter building and repairing Almacs supermarkets on salary rather than maintaining his own business.

Another project John completed at an early age was re-doing the basement of our church as an Eagle Scout project.

Another major project he did along side his dad (who also was not trained in carpentry) was to gut out the front and partial sides of a building we purchased to become our real estate office.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

New England's largest public, two-year, degree granting college

New England's largest public, two-year, degree granting college
Cummunity College of Rhode Island This college's history begins in 1964 at the first campus named, Knight Campus in Warwick, RI known at this time as Rhode Island Junior College, it was changed to Community College of
Rhode Island to reflect its true mission in 1980, with an enrollment of only 325 students to the present day enrollment of more than 16,000 students.

There are four main campuses, Lincoln, Warwick, Providence and Newport. A secondary Providence Campus is located in the historic Shepard Building in the heart of downtown Providence and a satellite facility in Westerly.
The Flanagan Campus in Lincoln, RI, occupies a 300 acre site off Louisquisset Pike in Lincoln. It features one building composed of three connected modules, totaling nearly 7 1/2 acres of floor space. The building includes such innovative features as solar panels and computerized temperature control. There is a swimming pool at this Flanagan Campus in the fieldhouse. Students study, learn and relax in modern, comfortable surroundings.
Flanagan Campus
1762 Louisquisset PikeLincoln, Rhode Island 02865-4585
Telephone: (401) 333-7000
Directions:If traveling North or South on Route 146: Take the Exit to Route 123.
Turn left at junction of Routes 123 and 246; continue to Campus entrance.The College provides a variety of career, technical and academic programs allowing many graduating students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Community College of Rhode Island has grown to meet the goals of its founders. "For nearly 40 years, the College's challenge has been to provide academic transfer programs, career oriented training and student support services of the highest caliber."It offers ducational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders.CCRI strives to be Rhode Island's community college meeting the educational needs of the people of this state.

The Community College of Rhode Island will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln with a presentation and discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16, in Room 4080 at the Knight Campus in Warwick. This event, which is sponsored by the CCRI Foundation and endorsed by the Rhode Island Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, is open to the public. There is no fee to attend.

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