Granddad featured in ‘Slice of Life’ story

The Valley Morning Star in Harlingen, Texas, wrote a story about my grandfather! There’s a photo, too. (I’m trying to get a copy of it.) I added the links — force of habit. Besides, how many of you have an 81-year-old grandfather with a Web site? Valuable service: Woody Spillman Apartment manager goes extra mile… Continue reading Granddad featured in ‘Slice of Life’ story

Granddad’s update, post Hurricane Dolly

My grandfather lives in Harlingen, Texas, and decided last week that he and his girlfriend, Lina, would take on Hurricane Dolly from his home. I’d already heard they the two of them had survived the storm, and the return of electricity brought a post-Dolly e-mail. Finally got power back on just this evening. It was… Continue reading Granddad’s update, post Hurricane Dolly


An e-mail from my grandfather today: Erica I mailed you something today and I’m really anxious to see what your response is when you get it. Grandad I love surprises! I hope it’s not something that I have to feed … The other e-mail from him today: To all my internet friends I am going… Continue reading Surprise?