Friday, December 27, 2013

SOS: Help Needed for a Friend–Ham Operator KJ4HYD

Possum Hunter (long time member of Yahoo Vandwellers and founder/owner of Facebook Vandwellers)...  has lost everything but the clothes on his... back and his wife and daughter. Any assistance would be appreciated.

Possum is the large man in camo jacket and hat, and his wife and daughter are standing next to him looking at the building.

Good time to Pay Forward if you can. I will do all I can to help him. He has been a very good friend to me and many others.

Kevin Raper
107 Moore Court
Simpsonville SC 29681

is his snail mail address Possum Hunter's cell is 352 552 8994 FYI - Kevin is Possum Hunter.

Here is a starter list of things they need:

12eee shoes,
60-30 Bib overalls,
4x flannel shirts,
4x t shirts ...
5x woman's shirts and pants,
16 or 18 woman's shirts and pants

His HAM radio call sign is KJ4HYD.  Many Hams know him.  Please share or pass this information on to all HAMs you know.  Thank you.

Pay It Forward

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Seasons Greetings to One and All

Alone in the desert, I have been baking goodies with the Sun Oven.  Today I set out in search for the elusive vandwellers camped out West of me about 20 miles… to share with them this Christmas Day.


Painting by Debbie Jenkins.

If you really aren’t in the holiday mood, Lou Travels began a Facebook group called Humbuggers United… just for silliness and fun.

Being alone when you are lonely(a feeling new to me).. is a bummer, but sometimes you get a wonderful treat and this one… is the BEST Christmas gift I could have gotten this year… a video of ALL of my descendants together (a first).

Try this link for skydiving video of all my flying babies.


Photo by Rhonda Bailey

Uncle Richard, holding his niece Zoey and nephew Will.  The big one in grey is my son, the small one in green is my grandson 3 and the little one in blue is granddaughter Zoey 5.


Photo by Rhonda Bailey

Zoey’s daddy (my oldest son) is watching proudly behind the glass at her right foot.


Photo by Rhonda Bailey

Will’s parents are on other side of glass, behind Will’s right arm.


Santa was so excited when Zoey told him she was going to pretend to be on of his reindeer while she was flying… so he just had to fly for her.  If you watched the video, you saw he almost lost his drawers here.   See the tall gal on the right behind the glass, that’s my oldest granddaughter, Tori Bailey.

The season also reminds us of times gone by… so I reflect.


Our upstairs neighbors (like brothers) Rickie and Danny Higgins, from McKim Street, Indianapolis, IN, year about 1949?

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My one and only grandson, Will from Wenatchee, WA, abt 2011?

And many more sweet memories… see slide show.

Happy New Year and have a Fantastic 2014.

Who is Swankie?

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Anywhere, USA, Full-Time USA traveler, United States
In 2006, I was shopping for a wheelchair. By 2007, I had new knees, better health and by 2008 a kayak. In Aug 2013, I kayaked my 49th state, Alaska, at the Holgate Glacier and in May 2014, I kayaked Hawaii, my 50th state, to celebrate my 70th Birthday and the finale to the wonderful adventure of Kayaking America? Next up... Solo Hiking the Arizona Trail, 820 miles? Maybe. Still healing from shoulder and trying to decide.