Dad 100

My Dad would have been 100 years old today. At his 99th birthday celebration in Baytown last year, we announced that we would be holding a 100th birthday celebration. He couldn’t hang on for another 6 months. About a month after his 99th birthday, his health started declining. It was a struggle for him in the last five months of his life.  There were a few trips to the emergency room and extended rehab facility stays.  So, no party today.

As his oldest grandchild Rachel texted us this past weekend, “he’s celebrating his 100th with Grandma instead.”

The featured photo is my Dad holding the last mail ballot he ever cast last October.

Happy Birthday, Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Uncle Tony, Antonio, and Tony!

We miss you!

Dante turned 24 yesterday and 9 of us (me, Sylvia, Rachel, David Andrew, Alex, Cristina, Dante, Lucas, and Jackson) celebrated at Marmo yesterday. Marmo is an Italian restaurant at Montrose Collective on Westheimer and Montrose Boulevard. The grub was nice. I had oysters on the half shell, scallops, Caesar’s salad, risotto, assorted dessert bites, a few other menu items, and a couple of IPAs. 


Commentary has been watching pre-debate coverage. You know, the debate that Donald Trump will skip.  I have no plans to watch the event Wednesday evening.


Jose Altuve hit a milestone this past weekend. He had career base hit 2,000. Congrats are certainly in order. Too bad the feat was overshadowed by the team being swept at The Yard by the Mariners.

The team had a closed-door meeting yesterday. If the season ended today, we would be in the playoffs as a Wild Card team. I don’t know how far we would get. We are not playing good baseball these days.

The Red Sox are in for four games.

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