Yesterday as I was on my way in to work, on the radio the news that former CJCS and SecState Gen Colin Powell has died of complications from COVID-19. He was fully vaccinated but had underlying conditions. He was CJCS during the Gulf War days, which is my reflection point of his career since I was active duty then… Continue Reading “Aloha Gen Powell”
I also loved him in The Untouchables.
RIP Sean Connery.… Continue Reading “The true OG Sean Connery”
News today of Eddie Van Halen’s passing. As I posted on my Facebook timeline, Was never much for knowing who the faces, voices, artists were as individuals behind their band/group persona. He was pretty much the standout exception.
RIP Eddie Van Halen.
First was media posts yesterday of Helen Reddy passing. I scurried onto YouTube to find a few of her hit songs back in the day, because while I wasn’t a particular follower of her work, her work was a very memorable part of my early teen/post childhood times. And with my way of having memories tied to soundtracks,… Continue Reading “They brought back feel good memories”
Nina Pilar Santos’ funeral was today. Aina live streamed the church funeral mass and the burial at Pigo for us off-islanders.
… Continue Reading “Aina streamed video of Pilar’s funeral”
Legendary country singer Kenny Rogers dies at 81
I grew up not knowing or realizing there were very distinct genres of music since on Guam we had a very small, select, choice of radio stations. I only remember two…. KUAM and KSTO (K-Stereo). The stations played the different genres at different times … Continue Reading “Noting Kenny Rogers in music memories”
When I got home from work today I happened to see Joann and Aina putting up live feeds of Pilar’s viewing, so I got on it, and projected it from my phone to the TV. Kind of like attending I guess. The funeral is Monday (Sunday here) so I hope to get live stream feed of that.
… Continue Reading “They streamed video of Pilar’s viewing”
This morning we (the TVS group) noticed Rich hadn’t come in and it was almost 9am. We joked about him probably having gotten the days mixed up again and thought today was his RDO. That, among other funny incidents about Rich and forgetfulness etc..Rest in peace Rich.
Since Rich’s… Continue Reading “RIP Rich Heard”
Lou and I had an appointment in town to see a financial advisor. On the way back from town, as we were going westbound, on the other side eastbound lanes right by the Vineyard exit there was a line of about 13 police cars parked on the side of the highway, all with blue lights on. They had gotten out of their cars and … Continue Reading “Final Farewell to fallen HPD Officer Kaulike Kalama”
Joanne messaged me on FB this afternoon telling us that her mom passed away this afternoon.
The Santos’ are Lou’s family on the Golo side. Pilar and Lou are first cousins, and she grew up close to them. The Santos family is also my family from upbringing. Our families grew up next door neighbors. … Continue Reading “Nina Pilar passed away today”