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Oh yeah, it’s the kickoff of the grilling season. Opened a fresh bag of charcoal today and we were off. I wonder what percentage of people grill out this weekend? I’ve been a lifelong user of Weber Grills. They last forever and with a couple of additional tools, you can be very versatile.

Grill’in and chill’in. Photo by Mike Hartley

I would like to get a true smoker someday but maybe when retirement comes because I’ll have the time to do a lot more cooking.

Soon as the family arrived I lit it. Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m feeling fortunate to have a nice meal. I think I’ll help someone else have one also.

Today it was some burgers, dogs, chicken, and a couple of small pieces of salmon.

I marinated the salmon for a few hours before grilling. Also grilled up some prosciutto and that is under the cheese on a few of those burgers.

But the topping of the day was my children and grandchildren here for a visit and meal. Such a beautiful day weather wise and being able to eat outside in comfort is a treat.

I spent a lot of time alone reflecting on the loss of my Mom a dozen years ago today. It was also a dozen days from the stroke till she passed. I have many great memories of her. But those last days got ingrained in my thoughts because it was so painful to watch.

But as the children were here with their children I felt at times like her love kind of was there holding its arms around this family.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Seems so long ago and like yesterday at the same time.
  • I love dogs, it’s some of the owners I have issues with.
  • I’m tired of the Celtics whining. It would be Sweet to see the HEAT take it in Beantown.
  • I’m seeing I’m not the only one unhappy with all the gambling references before, during, and after games. And that doesn’t include the barrage of betting commercials in between all the talk about it. Professional sports are doomed.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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