In other news, I've been enjoying the show "Parenthood". It's been interesting to see Hollywood's take on Asperger's syndrome. There are definitely some characteristics of Max that Parker has, but at least he doesn't wear a pirate costume everywhere.
Bill and I saw Brian Regan in concert on Wednesday. So great. My abs hurt from laughing so hard. It's nice to go to a comedian that isn't gross. It's also nice to listen to him with my kids and know that he's not going to pull out nasty stuff. Seems like he really digs on Utah!
And lastly, my cute Uncle Harold died on Monday. He was in his 90's and very ready to go see his wife that he lost to cancer in 1978. He was a true American hero, though way too humble to admit it. He was a survivor of the Batan Death March and was a POW for 4 years, tortured by Japanese soldiers almost the whole time. You'd think that this would harden him, but he was forgiving and humble. His son went on a mission to Japan, and that must have been hard. There is a book about him that was so interesting to read. If you ever want to read it, let me know and you can borrow my copy. On the homefront, he taught me to waterski, had a crazy fun backyard to play in, and was into taxidermy....O.K., that part freaked me out. I have horrific memories of the "animal room"...as a four year old, a bunch of dead wild animals with scary, awake faces can warp you for life. (Brooke and Ashley...do you get to keep any of those?....hee hee hee). But other than that, he was great. He would make floats for our local 4th of July parade. I got to ride on the "Love Float" (this was the early 80's...."The Love Boat" was really cool then) and a merry go-round float. Harold was one of those great individuals you hope to meet in your life and I'm so glad he is reunited with my Aunt Kathleen.