Awash in Walshes (and others)

Some photos sent to me by my niece Leslie. THANKS!


Numerous relations, including:

Group pic, from left to right:

Les and Barb Walsh, Ben Floyd, Carrie (Ben’s girlfriend, pastor’s daughter), Clair Floyd, Tammie Filo, Joe Walsh, Thomas Floyd

Pastor (in Pirates shirt) (This is the Pastor that did Grandma’s service. I can’t remember his name), Pastor’s son, Pastor’s wife, Sue Floyd, Barb Walsh, Leslie Walsh, Caitlin Floyd (standing), Casey Walsh (in chair)


My aunt Gwen, uncle Mickey and aunt Bobby.


Bobby and Les in Savannah, GA outside Six Pence Pub. They were in GA to see President Jimmy Carter preach.


Les showing off his great legs and killer smile.


Jon Bell’s Truck-Mounted Snowblower

Photo by Matt Clarke

My pal Jon Bell makin the snow fly with his custom-made snow-blower! Whoo Hoo!!!

Here’s some stats:

  • 4 wheel drive
  • 4 wheel steering
  • 2 engines
  • 6 transmissions
  • 7 foot blower run by a V-8 engine
  • Designed and assembled over two years at home with parts from at least 9 vehicles and a log splitter
  • Minimum speed: 660 ft/hr
  • Maximum speed: 45mi/hr


Squimmy on the Porch



Beloved of Rebecca and David, departed this 20th day of January. Adopted as an orphan and cared for as family. I knew this sweet girl and mourn her passing. Bon voyage mon petite.

I offer the following for her owners:

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there;
I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there;
I did not die.

Mary Frye


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I loved the architechture at the University of PA in Philadelphia! The University buildings themselves were covered with great gargoyles (all commissioned sculptures!) and plaques commemorating Ivy Day. I’m slowly digging through a huge collection of slides from my days there (I was a lab technician in the Biology Dept. in Leidy Labs and worked for Drs. Lee Peachey, Clara Franzini-Armstrong, Louis G. Tilney among others).

Great Wave


Lovely sculpture from the Univ of PA Museum in Philadelphia.

The wave itself was cast silver and the sphere polished crystal – mesmerizing to look at!

It was inside a plexiglass case that was none-too-clean and the lighting was very poor, thus I had to use a flash – took several shots to get a proper exposure.


Berenson panarama

A panarama shot by my pal Mark Berenson – he shot single frames and I assembled it in Adobe Photoshop. The thumbnail opens a scaled-down version. If you want the full effect, download the PDF and you can zoom way up. Enjoy!

Panarama (pdf, 1.1Mb)

Scary Hairy


I think I had a gene for Rogaine or sumptin… I had hair growin out of my elbows for pete’s sake. Luckily I had those bullet-proof glasses to keep the hungry looks from all the babes from blinding me. (yeahright) My patented ‘muy macho’ pose.

Flight 26


Remember when you could get a tour of the airplane’s cockpit? The pilot himself took this shot. I think it was on Frontier airlines. With my blogging background there’s no way in hell I’ll ever see the inside of a cockpit again. It smelled funny. Aftershave and something… funky.

My Own 70s Show


19 years old. Note – under no circumstances should children this young be given beer. I was. It was all downhill from there. (fun tho!)

I had as many grey hairs as I had clues. I would gladly trade them back… then again… maybe not.

Beefy Boy


During my contracting days at IBM. I took my glasses off for this shot. My pal DJ Cline took this. Ah, I remember when most of my hair wasn’t grey. I’d just bought my first house (in Longmont) was making a great salary and working with folks I loved at one of the best employers in the Boulder Valley. It was the salad days.

Easter Lily

Easter Lily

An Easter Lily in a greenhouse at the University of PA, Philadelphia (Leidy Labs). Every year they’d grow hundreds of these for biology students to dissect when studying plant reproduction. The greenhouse would be heavy with the fragrance.

Cupid’s Pissed


Cupid watching his arrows burn on the altar of friendship.

Close-up of a statue I saw at the Philadelphia Art Museum. It was part of a travelling show – the Campbells Collection (as in soup, yes, that Campbells – it’s actually pretty neat – all those paste porcelain tureens and bowls led to some insane paste porcelain sculpture. Luscious stuff. Serious eye candy.) Can’t find any other references to these on the web. If I can find the full shot of the statue, I’ll post it too.


Chimera statue

I think this is a Nian – for a long time I thought it was a Chimera. Yeee! No matter what you call it, it’d scare the crap out of ya!

Lil Soldier

Lil Soldier

Toughest cellphone I’ve ever seen. Period. Been dropped, thrown, dunked, baked, frozen and laundered. Simply refuses to die. Keep yer razorphones, this one WORKS. Every time.

A Relative

Fay Wray

Fay Wray

Sept 15, 1907 – Aug 8, 2004

Starred in the original ‘King Kong’ (she was the woman he had in his fist as he stood on top of the Empire State Building).

Marilyn & Kiki

Marilyn and Kiki

My lovely wife, with her cat ‘Kiki’ in 1956. She went a long without cats in her life, then she met me and now she has two. Time goes in circles sometimes.

Parents of the King

Parents of the King - Bruce Gueswel

One of the figures from a series commissioned by Chipotle: ‘Parents of the King‘ by: Bruce Gueswel


133 W 4th

Loveland, Colorado 80537

Phone : (970) 461-9893

Fax : (970) 461-9892

In the Chipotle on North Main St. in Longmont, CO.

This is taken from the diner’s POV – it’s quite a striking piece – as are all the Mayan figures Bruce and co. have done! I was really pleased when I heard this artist was a local. They’ve done a ton of other great stuff – check out their site!

Me and Mom at Arlington

Me and Mom at Arlington

1977, just after college graduation. My mother and I at Arlington National Cemetary.

I remember being overwhelmed by all the death. Acres and acres of tombstones.

Little did I realize that one day the battle would come to me. My mother’s death means so much more to me than all those soldier’s lives.

Sometimes I miss you so much mom.

I’ll be along, wait up.

Cowboy Kids

Cowboy Kids

Marilyn and her brother Vern in a classic American pose.

Man, I wish I had a fraction of the cowboy-madness franchise from that era.

Yippie Ki-yay y’all.

Marilyn at one month

Marilyn at one month

Such a beautiful baby! Photo actually had a slight tint, that’s why it’s RGB. I don’t think it’s sepia toning, just aged. Lovely detail in the nightie and blanket!