Three Great Sayings That Guide Me:
1. Forever Young!
2. I'd Rather Burn Out
Than Rust Out!
The Road Never Ends and The Party Goes On!
- My Kids - My son, Craig Barton, my daughter Kathy
Hansen and her husband Ivor, their daughters Kelly, Megan and Ivy. I'm
- Videos - Thanks to the invention of a
new technology - video cameras built into cell phones - and the ubiquitous
YouTube we have a whole new form of entertainment. Here's some really
neat short videos:
This YouTube video will have you
rolling on the floor! Johnny Carson set the bar for late night comedy shows.
Every modern host takes their cues from him. But as this clip shows, few have
ever matched him.
In this clip, Carson makes a call to
the police. And who should pick up but Joe Friday (Jack Webb). In 1968 Los
Angeles really was smoggy as the opening.
This YouTube video features one
incredible athlete. Carl Joseph was a born athlete. He was captain of his high
school football team. He played varsity basketball. He competed in multiple
track and field events. And he went on to play college football.
Itís an impressive record. And Joseph
did it all on one leg. Joseph was born without his left leg. But youíd have a
hard time calling him disabled. He competed side by side with able-bodied
He sacked quarterbacks. And he dunked
basketballs. He even won a district title in track and field. And he did it in
High Jump of all events. Joseph has been nominated for induction into the
Florida High School Athletics Hall of Fame.
Paul Potts was an unassuming cell
phone salesman from Wales. But he had a special hidden dream. He wanted to
His big break came on the television
show Britainís Got Talent. Itís a variety show in the vein of American Idol.
It even features the famous killjoy, Simon Cowell, as a judge.
In this video, youíll see his
first-round audition. Watch the judgesí faces. They donít expect much from
Potts. But that doesnít last long. Potts went on to win that season of
Britainís Got Talent. And Sony released his first album in 2007.
This is a band with a very unusual rhythm section playing the wonderful
favorite Sweet Georgia Brown. It would make even the Harlem
Globetrotters and Ray Charles smile!
The rock band Toto had a huge hit
with "Africa" in 1982. Here's an October 2008 rendition by the Slovenian
chorus Perpetuum Jazzile. The initial 1-1/2 minute African Thunderstorm
Thanks to Kim Komando for her tip on
how to present the above and much of the descriptive text.
- Some of the clubs and groups to which I currently belong follow. All are
"dues paying" organizations (I realized that if you pay dues to
them, then they must really reflect who you are and what you're interested
- Sailing - Catalina 38', Bennetau 43', 45', 51'
- Skiing - I've skied Alyeska, Schweitzer, Bachelor, Mammoth,
Breckenridge, Park City, Deer Valley, Alta, Snow Basin, Sun Valley, Bristol
Mountain, Jackson, Taos, Sugar Bowl, Grand Targhee, Silver Mountain
- Traveling - Warm places, snowy places, rural places,
metropolitan places, exotic places, sophisticated places. The northern
most point in the USA (Pt. Barrow AK) and the southernmost (Key West FL).
The edge of the Grand Canyon and the top of the Empire State Building.
The deserts of Baja California, the Little Bighorn Battlefield, the Great
Lakes, the Thousand Lakes Region of New York, Oregon forests and Florida swamps, Texas
ranches and Montana fly fishing. I love to travel!
- Music - Classical, Blues, Pop, Rock, Folk - small
venues, outdoor concerts, stadiums - I dig it all.
- The Caribbean - I've vacationed or day-sailed Grand
Cayman, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. John, Tortolla, Peter Island,
Norman Island, Jost Van Dyke, Anagada, Virgin Gorda, St. Martin, St. Lucia,
St. Vincent, Mustique, Bequia, Union, Canouan, Grenada - I love them all!
- Full Time RVing - I started with a Class A 1991
Winnebago 32' in August 2002 - " Living The Dream" - upgraded
(and downsized) to a Class C 1999 diesel 30' Desperado in April 2003
- Genealogy - I got hooked a dozen years ago on this
hobby. It's absolutely addicting. See my Genealogy page at
For access you'll need to use User ID: gary2560 and Password: garysgenes
- A good starting point to track down your ancestors
Dead Fred - Archive site for old photographs (portraits, snapshots,
Find A Grave - Photos of
gravestones and cemetery markers
World Families - Wonderful site
about DNA and genetic genealogy