Friday, July 26, 2013

San Antonio

On Saturday I drove to Greta's.  Sunday night we were going to San Antonio for Myles Diving Meet.
Sunday I went with the boys to Rocky Point while Greta went to a spin class.  After some diving there was some playing in the water.
 Charles is hobbling around on crutches because of his fractured tibia.
 Greta planted these mini-sunflowers from seeds and they look great.

 Here we are at JFK waiting for the AirTrain to take us to our terminal

 Once near the gate Greta and I enjoyed a good-bye NY glass of wine

This is the fantastic  complex where the diving meet was going to be held.  We drove by to see where it was before going into downtown San Antonio.

We wandered around the touristy things until it was time to get our trolley tour

And checked our electronics

Back at the swim complex for practice, Myles confers with Dylan, his coach

 The Marlins from Greenwich

There was always the initial sunscreen spraying in the parking lot

On Wednesday we went back to downtown so we could go to the Alamo and Riverwalk.  In order to access this parking spot, which was the only one available, it was necessary to go up on the curb.

Greta and Myles in front of the Alamo

We ate at the colored umbrella restaurant, Casa Rio, at the Riverwalk.

Myles got 2nd in the 3 meter

Three Moms and a Grandma

Look how good they are for the first time doing synchronized diving
And check out this video

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thanksgiving Sandwich

Greta made these sandwiches for lunch along with a green salad and fruit salad.  I didn't think about getting a picture until there was only one sandwich left.  When I  came back from getting my camera it was gone.  This would be a great thing to make a tray full for a party.

Deli turkey sliced thin
Canned jellied cranberry sauce
Stove top stuffing
Small potato rolls

Cook the stuffing.  Layer all the ingredients.


Friday, July 19, 2013

RIP Marilyn

Marilyn's husband Fred has been Larry's best friend since high school days, and that's a long time ago.  He's known Marilyn for as long since Marilyn and Fred started dating back then.  I've only known Marilyn as long as I've known Larry and when I met her she was already having many problems with her health.  She had a lot to deal with and I know it wasn't an easy time for her over the last few years.  She will be remembered by all for the good times that she shared with them over all the years.

These pictures are from Marilyn and Fred's 50th Anniversary Party.

 Below is the official obit:

Wagner, Marilyn A. (Roessel)

Greece: July 17, 2013. Survived by her husband of 55 years, Fred; children, Kathy (Mark) Sydor, Doug (Mary), Mike (Mary), Patti (Tom) Thompson, Paul (Lisa); 10 grandchildren, Aaron, Stephen, Catherine, Peter, Jared, Zach, Jane, Scott, Jackie & Adam; sister, Linda (Richard) Vandenberg; sisters-in-law, Mary Roessel, Jean (Anthony) Luciano; nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday 2-5 at the funeral home, 777 Long Pond Road (between English & Latta). Funeral Mass, 10 AM Monday at St. John the Evangelist Church (Greece). Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or Epilepsy Foundation of Rochester, 1650 South Avenue, 14620.

Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle from July 19 to July 20, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hot Hot Hot

5:15 PM and 94 degrees!!

We played golf today with Barb and Bob completed 18 holes and had a fun time.  We survived the heat that didn't seem as bad as we thought it was going to be and rewarded ourselves with lunch at Flaherty's and 2 pitchers of cold beer!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread

I was looking for a new blueberry bread recipe, and I found this one here --> Lemon Blueberry Muffin Bread


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups blueberries (12 oz)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ cup plain yogurt, regular or lowfat


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt. Add the blueberries and lemon zest and toss to combine.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the yogurt then the dry ingredients, mixing only until incorporated and being careful not to crush the blueberries.
  4. Scoop batter into your prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting gently onto a plate.
Yield: makes 1 loaf