Monday, June 22, 2009
This picture was taken in April of 1921, and was taken in the desert near Amman. The picture shows a nice view of a Bedouin Chief. He has a menacing knife, and large sword. Also in this camp, but not pictured were Herbert Samuel and T.E. Lawrence (AKA Lawrence of Arabia).
I hope you all had a nice Father's Day yesterday. Mrs. PJM had to work, so daughter and I drove down to spend the day with my parents. My Dad is 89, so he is a little hard to shop for. He loves fudge, so Mrs. PJM made him a nice big tub of fudge. My brother went down as well, and he gave my dad a big box of fine cigars. My dad is a big cigar smoker. The doctors used to hassle him about smoking cigars. He would always fire back that all his non-smoking friends had already passed away. Sort of funny, but the quip is really true. My dad says he started smoking cigars when he was 5. He and two friends would walk around town, pick up the cigar buts, take then apart, and then reroll them into new cigars. These three guys have smoked cigars since then, and the three of them are now the three oldest men in town. In fact, all their non-smoking friends have passed away. Of course, I am not saying cigar smoking is good for you, but I think the doctors have pretty much stopped hassling these old guys about their smoking. Anyway, my brother, father and I had a nice big cigar out on the screened in porch. I very nice way to spend Father's Day.