Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
On Wednesday November 9, my Dad Glenn, passed away at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. He was 95 years old.
We are all thankful for the wonderful life he had, and the wonderful life we had with him.
Having served in the Army during WW II in Italy and North Africa, he was truly part of "The Greatest Generation". Tom Brokaw in his book, "The Greatest Generation" writes, "At a time in their lives when their days and nights should have been filled with innocent adventure, love, and the lessons of the workaday world, they were fighting in the most primitive conditions possible across the bloodied landscape of France, Belgium, Italy, Austria, and the coral islands of the Pacific. They answered the call to save the world from the two most powerful and ruthless military machines ever assembled, instruments of conquest in the hands of fascist maniacs. They faced great odds and a late start, but they did not protest. They succeeded on every front. They won the war; they saved the world. They came home to joyous and short-lived celebrations and immediately began the task of rebuilding their lives and the world they wanted. They married in record numbers and gave birth to another distinctive generation, the Baby Boomers. A grateful nation made it possible for more of them to attend college than any society had ever educated, anywhere. They gave the world new science, literature, art, industry, and economic strength unparalleled in the long curve of history. As they now reach the twilight of their adventurous and productive lives, they remain, for the most part, exceptionally modest. They have so many stories to tell, stories that in many cases they have never told before, because in a deep sense they didn't think that what they were doing was that special, because everyone else was doing it too".
My dad's time in the military was very important to him, and up until three months ago, he attended breakfast at 7 am every Wednesday at Coco's in Newport center. He loved to talk about his stories and listen to the other veterans talk about what they did. I attended some of these breakfast's, and I can tell you there was always something new to talk about.
Please remember my Dad in your prayers. Funeral services are pending.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Yes, we always celebrate Halloween on October 31st. Come and have fun with all the ghosts and goblins. Walk along South Bayfront and see the festive houses. There will be hoards of children lining all the streets to get their fantastic treats!!! It is a safe place to wander at night.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
It is that wonderful time of year when things get busy and crazy on Balboa Island. More renters, more visitors, and more of everything. I have been e-mailed several times this year asking about bringing fireworks to the Island. It is definitely a no-no !!! Fireworks are illegal anywhere in Newport Beach and here on Balboa Island they are downright dangerous!! We love our houses and don't want to see them go up in flames!!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Corona Del Mar Complainers are At it Again - There is a huge ad in the Daily Pilot instructing all their residents to sign a petition about airport noise - which suddenly they are having to share with the rest of us in Newport Beach. This Kay Rackauckas must be a politician because she is spreading the propaganda that property values will fall in CDM because of the airplanes. Hasn't done so anywhere else in Newport Beach - but then the CDM ers have a low pain tolerance :)
Here are the comments I wrote on their website: www.stopairplanenoise.com
Where were all you Corona del Mar residents when we on
Now that you have to bear some of the noise that we on Balboa Island, Back Bay (my friends have noise insulating windows and air conditioning), The Bluffs, etc. have for years - you suddenly notice there is noise.
We could have used your help on the
And by the way - the airport noise has NOT kept property values down any where in
Carolyn L Carr
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Today is our Spring Swing Concert on Balboa Island from 5-7 pm. Hopefully we won't encounter any rain drops. Our weather here in Southern California has been unusual at best.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I cannot believe it has been so long since I blogged!!! I have had a busy winter with moving and other things. Don't forget to follow me on the web at www.balboa-island.com between my writings here.