2021-10-11: Daily happiness number 87! What makes me smile today: Mister J’s Dawgs and Burgers.

2021-10-09: Daily happiness number 86! What makes me smile today: House plants.

2021-10-07: Daily happiness number 85! What makes me smile today: Carolyn.

2021-10-05: Daily happiness number 83! What makes me smile today: Chicago buildings disappearing into the …

2021-10-04: Daily happiness number 82! What makes me smile today: Great historic architectural details of the …

2021-10-03: Daily happiness number 81! What makes me smile today: Diner’s with fun old stuff (Daddio’s in …

2021-10-02: Daily happiness number 80! What makes me smile today: Cool old Windmills.

2021-09-30: Daily happiness number 79! What makes me smile today: Free chair found in the garbage. Now what to …

2021-09-28: Daily happiness number 78! What makes me smile today: Homemade tamales waiting to be steamed. Mmmm …

2021-09-27: Daily happiness number 77! What makes me smile today: Trains and donuts are both awesome …

2021-09-25: Daily happiness number 76! What makes me smile today: Wisconsin brats.

2021-09-25: Daily happiness number 75! What makes me smile today: Pumpkin painted rocks laying around the house.

2021-09-23: Daily happiness number 74! What makes me smile today: Art-o-mat® art! The art is fun and finding …

2021-09-23: Daily happiness number 73! What makes me smile today: Butter basted steak. Mmmmmm.

2021-09-21: Daily happiness number 72! What makes me smile today: Steet art hanging from a lamp pole in the …

2021-09-20: Daily happiness number 71! What makes me smile today: Crazy “weed” melon growing on the back fence. …

2021-09-19: Daily happiness number 70! What makes me smile today: Bakeries. Especial bakery doughnuts and sweet …

2021-09-18: Daily happiness number 69! What makes me smile today: Wiener Mobiles. Even fake mini ones in a …

2021-09-17: Daily happiness number 68! What makes me smile today: Deviled eggs. Made from a friends backyard …

2021-09-16: Daily happiness number 67! What makes me smile today: Live music, first indoors concert since March …

2021-09-15: Daily happiness number 66! What makes me smile today: Wildlife in the City. Even if it’s an envasive …

2021-09-14: Daily happiness number 65! What makes me smile today: Pig cutting boards.

2021-09-13: Daily happiness number 64! What makes me smile today: German Von Steuben parade, bridges and …

2021-09-13: Daily happiness number 63! What makes me smile today: They are showing the life cycle of robotic …

2021-09-11: Daily happiness number 62! What makes me smile today: Tea, hot or cold!

2021-09-10: Daily happiness number 61! What makes me smile today: Street music in New Orleans. This is Holy …

2021-09-09: Daily happiness number 60! What makes me smile today: Chicago Mag Mile planters.

2021-09-08: Daily happiness number 59! What makes me smile today: 75 degree overcast days with low humidity.

2021-09-07: Daily happiness number 58! What makes me smile today: Fungus in nature.

2021-09-06: Daily happiness number 57! What makes me smile today: Atomic fries and fried pickle chips.

2021-09-05: Daily happiness number 56! What makes me smile today: Chicago Bike the Drive

2021-09-04: Daily happiness number 55! What makes me smile today: High school marching band.

2021-09-03: Daily happiness number 54! What makes me smile today: Really tasty skirt steak taco salad from the …

2021-09-03: Daily happiness number 53! What makes me smile today: Naked Raygun.

2021-09-01: Daily happiness number 52! What makes me smile today: Mold-A-Rama’s!

2021-08-31: Daily happiness number 51! What makes me smile today: getting third place in my age group on a 10k …

2021-08-30: Daily happiness number 50! What makes me smile today: Pulled pork. 102 pounds of whole pig!

2021-08-30: Daily happiness number 49! What makes me smile today: Big bon fires.

2021-08-28: Daily happiness number 48! What makes me smile today: Central Illinois horseshoe. Tasty!

2021-08-27: Daily happiness number 47! What makes me smile today: Preparations for a bonfire.

2021-08-26: Daily happiness number 46! What makes me smile today: Generic iced oatmeal cookies.

2021-08-25: Daily happiness number 45! What makes me smile today: Cheese

2021-08-24: Daily happiness number 44! What makes me smile today: Coffee.

2021-08-23: Daily happiness number 43! What makes me smile today: Funny flowers. Artichoke thistles.

2021-08-22: Daily happiness number 42! What makes me smile today: Johnnycakes. Homemade with local stone ground …

2021-08-21: Daily happiness number 41! What makes me smile today: Preying mantis.

2021-08-20: Daily happiness number 40! What makes me smile today: Pencils.

2021-08-19: Daily happiness number 39! What makes me smile today: Burrito night (aka Thursday dinner)

2021-08-19: Daily happiness number 38! What makes me smile today: Trivia night with friends.

2021-08-17: Daily happiness number 37! What makes me smile today: New parks

2021-08-16: Daily happiness number 36! What makes me smile today: Giving blood.

2021-08-15: Daily happiness number 35! What makes me smile today: Art made by my daughter.

2021-08-14: Daily happiness number 34! What makes me smile today: A real steam roller, at the Threshing Bee in …

2021-08-13: Daily happiness number 33! What makes me smile today: Hot dogs! (Gene and Jude’s)

2021-08-12: Daily happiness number 32! What makes me smile today: Roadside art!

2021-08-11: Daily happiness number 31! What makes me smile today: Waterfalls

2021-08-10: Daily happiness number 30! What makes me smile today: Cave tours and terrible pictures in a cave!

2021-08-09: Daily happiness number 29! What makes me smile today: cheese trays

2021-08-08: Daily happiness number 28! What makes me smile today: Circus poster art.

2021-08-07: Daily happiness number 27! What makes me smile today: lunch with family.

2021-08-07: Daily happiness number 26! What makes me smile today: Burge Antics!

2021-08-05: Daily happiness number 25! What makes me smile today: Positive sidewalk art!

2021-08-04: Daily happiness number 24! What makes me smile today: Lawn Flamingos!

2021-08-03: Daily happiness number 23! What makes me smile today: Vacation planning!

2021-08-02: Daily happiness number 22! What makes me smile today: Parades!

2021-08-01: Daily happiness number 21! What makes me smile today: Ices oatmeal cookies!

2021-07-31: Daily happiness number 20! What makes me smile today: Cactus.

2021-07-30: Daily happiness number 19! What makes me smile today: Daytime temperature under 70° F.

2021-07-29: Daily happiness number 18! What makes me smile today: Carnivorous plants.

2021-07-28: Daily happiness number 17! What makes me smile today: Home made pickles from homegrown cucumbers …

2021-07-27: Daily happiness number 16! What makes me smile today: Nachos.

2021-07-26: Daily happiness number 15! What makes me smile today: Mechanical pencils.

2021-07-25: Daily happiness number 14! What makes me smile today: Grilled flat bread for lunch.

2021-07-24: Daily happiness number 13! What makes me smile today: Sleeping in.

2021-07-23: Daily happiness number 12! What makes me smile today: Indian Food. So tasty. Just had the buffet at …

2021-07-23: Daily happiness number 11! What makes me smile today: Extended family! The family was mostly …

2021-07-21: Daily happiness number 10! What makes me smile today: long slow bike rides and bridges over the …

2021-07-20: Daily happiness number 9! What makes me smile today: Wild blackberries! I should have taken the …

2021-07-19: Daily happiness number 8! What makes me smile today: Wings on our Shasta trailer finally were …

2021-07-18: Daily happiness number 7! What makes me smile today: Did I say turtles? Wild turtles, Delia saw this …

2021-07-17: Daily happiness number 6! What makes me smile today: Giant bird on the neighbors house. It was in …

2021-07-16: Daily happiness number 5! What makes me smile today: Running

2021-07-15: Daily happiness number 4! What makes me smile today: Par Excellence Redux 2021 - artist designed …

2021-07-15: I forgot the picture on yesterday’s post about Chicago bridges.

2021-07-14: Daily happiness number 3! What makes me smile today: I do like Chicago drawbridges.

2021-07-13: Daily happiness number 2! What makes me smile today: Yeah I know I should go through family and all, …

2021-07-12: Daily happiness number 1! What makes me smile today: Carolyn — She’s always there for me even when I’m at my lowest.

2021-04-28: Sears Tower aka Willis Tower peaking through the cloud.

2021-04-12: Quirky art house in Cudahy,WI! Kids wouldn’t get out of the car. Owners were in the back yard. We …

2021-04-12: Mars Cheese Castle. It’s been too long old friend. Curds, Sausage, and beer.

2021-04-12: Seven Bridges Trail or park in South Milwaukee. Wonder hiking and lots of rocks and beach glass on …

2021-04-12: RB Football game. Go Wyatt on snare drum at halftime.

2021-01-16: Pomegranate! Nice to have some green on the snowy days.

2020-11-23: Gluten free bread cubes for stuffing/dressing. First step for thanksgiving!

2020-10-25: March 10, 2020. Remember when we could gather.

2020-10-02: From a couple of days ago: Happy Birthday Darlene and Jon. Here’s a wonderful picture of …

2020-09-22: I assume this is dads grandma Mary Clay Morris from Texas. I’m not sure who aunt Nammie (?) is …

2020-09-16: And here’s the flowers for grandma on Mother’s Day.

2020-09-14: Nice picture of Grandma.

2020-09-12: Beach picture for this rainy day. I just ate some watermelon myself!

2020-09-11: Here a nice picture of Grandma Morriss with her boys.

2020-09-10: Arne fishing maybe in a boat. Not sure who Erik is but I think it might be in Michigan City.

2020-09-09: I’m terrible at identifying people so I’m not sure who is in this picture and the back …

2020-09-07: Here’s a beach picture for the end of summer.

2020-09-06: Here’s a page from a monthly pamphlet called My Book House. Each month there was a 4 page …

2020-09-05: Happy Memorial Day weekend! Wait… Everybody mixes them up anyway. Have a great Labor Day!

2020-09-04: Happy Friday. Here’s another picture of Arne and Tippie

2020-09-03: “Arne and his new rake” I think I saw that rake at the house.

2020-09-02: Picture of Grandma Morriss, dad, and Arne. May 8, 1949 Mother’s Day. Labeled “Me + my …

2020-09-02: Here’s a great picture of Grandpa Morriss in front of the Homestead Restaurant that he was the …

2020-08-31: Here’s a nice picture/postcard of dad and Arne. August 25, 1953. I have no idea what kind of …

2020-08-30: Yee-Haw!

2020-08-29: Wiener roast with the Wieners!

2020-08-29: With all the heat lately a nice trip to the dunes/beach would be nice. Labeled Arnold, Roger, and …

2020-08-26: This picture raise a couple of questions. It’s labeled Arnold and Roger in Dallas 1949. I …

2020-08-24: Here’s another slide labeled Prince and Rog 57(?). I did like those chairs.

2020-08-24: Here’s a couple of slides from Sept 16, 1962 labeled Schmids & Morrisses

2020-08-21: A cute picture of Roger, July 1943.

2020-08-21: A strip of some pictures of dad labeled Roger May 21, 1942

2020-08-19: Photo booth pictures of grandma Morriss from 1936

2020-08-18: Today is Arne’s birthday. Here are a couple pictures from his first birthday 1946.

2020-08-17: Dad. 2 years and 2 weeks old. 1941.

2020-08-16: Dad. Taken March 1948.

2020-08-16: Here a nice picture. Roger 11 Arne 5 I. 1950.

2020-08-14: 1952 Arnold 7 years old.

2020-08-13: Arne 6 years old 1951! And a fine shirt.

2020-08-13: Labeled “Arnold the first day of school. 5 years olds 1950”. Have great day.

2020-08-13: Arnie. Probably age 4.

2020-08-11: Arne, 3 years old - 1948.

2020-08-09: Arne at 2 years!

2020-08-08: Arne at 1 year!

2020-08-08: Baby Arne. Picture taken October 10, 1945 making him just under two months old. Happy Friday

2020-08-08: Here’s a good picture it’s labeled Roger 7 - Arnold 1 - 1946.

2020-08-05: Happy Birthday Tim! Here’s a couple pictures from Arne’s 4th birthday.

2020-08-04: Labeled Arnie and his falsies and Alvina. Not sure who Alvina if we are related or if she is a …

2020-08-03: This picture is labeled Roger and Arnold with Aunt Anna and Uncle Steve from Michigan City Sept 4, …

2020-08-03: Family photo not dated but could probably say it’s the early 50s.

2020-07-30: Here’s some fine jackets. The back of the picture is labeled Rog & Arnold.

2020-07-28: Here’s three pictures of Paul’s Cafe. The first I assume is Paul on the right preparing …

2020-07-28: Turns out Grandma Morriss was married in the early 30s to a Melvin Peran and lived on the west coast …

2020-07-26: The last picture in the series. 7 year old dad.

2020-07-25: 6 years old!

2020-07-24: Here’s dad at 5 years old and the first day of school.

2020-07-23: On dads birthday here’s the 4th year picture.

2020-07-22: Year 3 picture!

2020-07-21: Year 2 picture of dad August 1941.

2020-07-20: The first of 7 pictures of dad. There’s one picture a year. They were mounted together ~5 feet …

2020-07-18: I do like adverting items and here’s some from restaurants from our grandpa. I found some …

2020-07-17: It’s Arne and the bunny Checkers “having fun” - July 9, 1947.

2020-07-16: Front and back of a Riverview souvenir postcard of Dad and Barbara. Not sure who Barbara is but …

2020-07-16: I think this is a 1907 photo of great grandmother Adeline and Frank Formanski or Forman. I assume …

2020-07-16: Here’s another good picture. This is Grandma Morriss’s sister Vicki and her nut cart in …

2020-07-16: Something to smile about on this busy day. Dads secret love of squirrels. (7/13/2020)

2020-06-26: Yucca flower in the front yard. There were lots of flowers.

2020-05-07: Mmmmmm grilled burrito night tasty food.

2020-05-03: Some pretty flowers from my morning run.

2020-04-28: Rhubarb cheese danish tastiness On second try at the cheese danish. Fully cooked this time and not sandy from the corn meal. I …

2020-04-26: Mmmmmmm. Cheese and strawberry & currant jam danish/coffee cake. It is really good. Two mistakes …

2020-04-25: Homemade English muffins frying up. Mmmm tasty.

2020-04-25: More snails!

2020-04-25: I counted 29 baby snails. There is one empty shell so there might not be that many anymore. Also …

2020-04-07: Noticed this on our evening walk a couple nights ago. My daughter will love it!

2020-04-06: Moon! I copied a picture Carolyn was taking on our walk two nights ago…

2020-04-06: Baby Snail doo doo, doo doo doo doo! Our trap door snails had babies yesterday. They are live birth …

2020-04-05: I got my money out of those shoes…

2020-04-02: Woodpecker! Picture out our front window. Probably need to think about humming birds soon.

2020-04-02: Delia wrote on the sidewalk! I can feel her stress come through. This is going to be rough. (Fixed …

2020-04-01: I got some pencils. 37 to be exact. All made here in the USA! Now I need to find a pencil sharpener.

2020-03-21: Ugh. Stupid edges.

2020-03-18: The Adams Street bridge being serviced. Bridge lift season starts April 18th this year. Gotta make …

2020-03-15: Spring is coming! Five more days.

2020-03-15: Pond flushed out. Fish have been released after the pond sat for a couple hours. I should have taken …

2020-03-15: I’m not smoking! I walked by and caught a glance of Delia sitting there holding a Fun Dip stick.

2020-03-15: So we made tasty corned beef and cabbage on Saturday. Second corned beef in a week, first was smoked …

2020-03-15: Stockpiled!

2020-03-15: New haircut same old style. I ventured out and got a haircut yesterday. I needed it for Tuesday.

2020-03-14: Bionic Bulldog Recognition At School Board Meeting. The students were recognized for there hard work making it State. The board also had some questions …

2020-03-14: They Might Be Giants before they postponed all shows. Very very fun time.

2020-03-14: As the world begins to crumble find things to make you smile.

2020-03-05: Zap Props

2020-03-05: Noah & Carolyn! Pictures from the Atlas Obscura Zap Props tour and Marz Brewery. February 29, 2020.

2020-03-05: Me! Pictures from Zap Props!

2020-02-26: Fort Worth Sites Tuesday Wednesday

2020-02-26: Fort Worth Bridges and Abandoned Building Tuesday Wednesday

2020-02-26: Fort Worth Food Trip to Fort Worth had some tasty food! Wednesday

2020-02-26: Illinois First Tech Challenge State Competition The Bionic Bulldogs made it to State the first match was great but downhill from there. They had a …