Friday, January 30, 2009

The Republican American Reporter

Very cold today..15 Degrees F. and expecting
to climb to 23. Some winds with a wind chill
of 7.
The Reporter, Matt O'Rourke, called and asked
if the 1:00pm we scheduled was still a go
for this afternoons interview regarding my Blog.
Confirming I said yes,
and to "come on down".
It seems the unusual interest in my Blog
is because not many people "my age " blog.
Unusual ? My age? What age is that?
I don't think it is unusual at all.
Although when I walk into the bathroom
in the morning, I wonder who the
guy in the medicine chest mirror is..
And what is he doing in my house!
I am as young as you are on any
given part of the day.
I never let the man in the mirror leave
the house with me.
So what is all the fuss about having
a blog?
It appears to be that many people
my age have more important things to
do with their lives than waste it away
finding out about all these
new fangled things called computers.
I was intrigued in 1996 and took advantage
of The Hunterdun High School of
Flemington N.J. offering classes
for Seniors to attend after
3:00 pm every Thursday, instructed
by students, for an introduction to computers
and the Internet.
Two years later I had my own Computer.
In 2006 I noticed a pamphlet in the
Middlebury Library with regard
to an easy way to open a "blog".
I took the pamphlet home and
I became a Blogger.
It took me 6 months to figure
out what I was going to blog about.
My service in the U.S.Army
was a very important part of
my life and I thought,
why not!
Matt O'Rouke is ringing
my doorbell.
The interview went very well.
I might have run off at the mouth
a little bit but I think it went pretty
good considering how nervous I was.
Mr. O'Rouke led my gently but firmly
through the maze of ideas I had
pre-supposed to be important.
In the end they were extraneous.
Thank you Matt O'Rouke.


Anonymous said...

Another Winner

Anonymous said...

Have read your article - entertained
by your reference to "age" and "the
guy in the mirror".
Also noteworthy that you introduced
yourself to "the computer" and within
10 years graduated to "the blog"!
You should be commended, as should all seniors who do likewise. Hope your blog entries increase readership. M

Anonymous said...

I have said that blogging is the greatest form of free speech,
your words are instantly transmitted worldwide,
your words are preserved online.

Please continue to share your thoughts.

vlpatterson said...

I found your blog from that referred to the news article about your blogging. I have now added your site to my War Blogs using Google Reader. I love reading about WWII and the history around it so it was a joy to find your blog. I look forward to future blogs about your experience on Utah beach. I found your blog about your brother and the Battle of the Bulge fascinating and caused me to read ALL your entries in on sitting. I hope your children and grandchildren realize how lucky they are to have somebody like you to pass on this history. All the best.
God Bless !

solfine said...

To SM,
Sharing with you is my pleasure.
Welcome to the family of readers of
Normandy D Day

solfine said...

To vipatterson,
Thanks for the boost with your War Blogs at Google Reader ..
Thank you for the Blessing.
We need lots of those.