Monthly Archives: September 2014

We now use new version of PHOTOSHOW

[caption id="attachment_970" align="alignnone" width="264"]A WWII reinactor poses with  a real WWII veteran at the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. on Sept 6  A WWII reinactor poses with a real WWII veteran at the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. on Sept 6[/caption] IMG_0232 ladies at woman statue vietnam We had to  update our photoshow since old version used Windows XP.  We now use Photoshow version 6. It is nice and we can use more features.....but it is difficult to move around the photos.  We photographed the Austin Honor Flight on Sept 5-6 which involved moving around nearly 400 photos taken by Barbara, John Burkhardt and me.....and that took hours! Anyway, the bus of 35 veterans and their guardians was full so we had to leave the group after the Korean War Memorial....took a cab to the Metro subway for $15. If you want to see the...

Dad and I Get Autographed Photos from Mel Brooks

[caption id="attachment_960" align="alignnone" width="300"]Autographed Photo from Mel Brooks Autographed Photo from Mel Brooks[/caption] [caption id="attachment_961" align="alignnone" width="251"]Mel Brooks: I loved your dad's NASA Story with May the Swartz Be With You! Mel Brooks: I loved your dad's NASA Story with May the Swartz Be With You![/caption] During dad's (Marvin) over 45 year as a solar physicist at NASA, his NASA team would go to White Sands New Mexico and fire off rockets with their solar experiments inside to study the sun. On the tail end of the rockets, a NASA technician would put "May the Swartz be with you," in reference to the Mel Brooks phrase "May the Schwartz be with  you," in the movie Space Balls. ( This, of course,  was a parody of  Star Wars.)  The rocket shots at New Mexico never had a failure while dad worked at NASA..and even after he retired...