Introduction To Our Site
Friends is what it is all about
Our site is a hobby as well as serving a purpose to communicate with our friends and family all over the world (yup! Pete, our Marine, was often overseas) making our country safe!
The site is a mix of things including Paul's thoughts and
, pictures of fun things we do , memories of life , and a mix of random areas of interest!
Come on and look around... a lot is personal and family related which is likely boring to most but there are other aspects which you may like! We do constantly change the site, adding, subtracting, changing various portions. We have a load of fun and enjoy life.
We are blessedwith many friends so you will see them popping up throughout the site.
The site has about 200 sub-webs each having a topic ranging from holidays to our travels and family evens and other topics that strike our fancy! From the front page on can navigate all over the website.
As an example we have holidays , Alaska , hobbies , Country Fairs (San Diego, Orange, Ventura, etc.), and 45 more destinations! You can also just go to a random link , one of 8000+ pages!
In The Beginning We Looked Like This....
We had Microsoft's web builder and it was, ah, not too bright. Loads of hand coding required.
Our site in in the early days (Thanks to the way back machine)
Our Site's Search Engine
You can always search our site for the latest information. We run a Perl based search engine that recreates the index every morning at 2:00 am Eastern. You can search for a word or collection of words. The search engine runs every morning at 2 am local time!
We used Adobe Dreamweaver and several other Mac tools to build the web and the site changes almost every day in one area or another! We have switched to Apple iMac and it has taken 18 months to go through the site and change everything over.
We Get Letters
We are always amazed when email comes in from around the internet and a selected few are posted to remind us of what we are doing. We get letters (OK, emails) about the site .
Why Do We Do It??
Someone recently asked, "Why do you do all of this work?" an Paul replied, "It keeps me out of the bars at night!". As a retired person, it keeps me mentally alert because I am always using new technologies and going deeper and deeper into current ones.
We also get to share with family and friends all over the US.
Who Were We??
We is us. We were Paul & Sue . We were a team and have been for three decades ears so we both work on the web. Paul is more the opinionated mechanic and Sue is the brains... naturally!
In 2020, after a long series of illnesses, Sweet Sue crossed over just before her 70th birthday. It was a terrible loss to me and our friends and family. She told me on many occasions that she did not like living like she was being sick and hurting all the time.
Celebrating life at Alpine Village (May 28th 2012)
Who Are We Now (Paul & Mary)
Mary came to us in the year 2000 as a member of the Starlighters Dance Club. We met her and enjoyed many outtings and dances with her and her partners over the years.
After Sue passed, a mutual friend, Janet Mongel, called Paul up and mentioned that Mary was by herself also. "Paul, call that girl up and have dinner!" Jan was insistant. After a few days, I did and it was like magic!
We were married one year to the day after our first dinner-date! We moved together in May of 2021 into a new home in Orange. We have the same hobbies and interests and fortiunately the same friends!