Friday, March 17, 2017

"Don't You Ever Get Tired of Hurting Me" by Mo Pitney


I first heard this song on Austin City Limits - on the radio -back in 1979. I don't remember who sang it but the song stayed with me. It has since become one of my favorites.
It was written by Hank Cochran in the 1960's. Ray Price, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard have all had hits with this song. This kid Mo Pitney more than holds his own.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jack David

Jack David

I am amazed at how God continues to bless our family This little boy, our grandson Jack David, completes our family.  Perfection in a fourteen month little boy. Just thinking about him brings a big smile to my face!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Ceviche de Camaron y Pescado (Shrimp and Fish Ceviche)

Ceviche de Camaron y Pescado

Ceviche de Camaron y Pescado

Ceviche de Camaron y Pescado

It is said that California enjoys the beautiful Mediterranean like climate. I think they have it all wrong. It is the Mediterranean that enjoys the beautiful California like climate!

It has been an absolutely gorgeous day in Southern California, The wife and I are kicking it the backyard enjoying some freshly made Ceviche de Camaron y Pescado (Shrimp and Fish Ceviche) and a cold beer. It doesn't get any better (or healthier) than this.

My Father: American Bowling Congress

Back in the 50's and 60's my father was really into bowling, It was his thing. As time went on his passion for bowling was replaced by golfing but he would still make time for bowling every so often.

My father is third from left, my uncle Angel is second from left. The second photo is his American Bowling Congress membership card- 1960-1961. I wonder how many of these are still around?


  Dad

American Bowling Congress Card

My Father Andrew De La O circa 1959 - 1960

When I think of my father from my early childhood, this is how I see him; with a white shirt, black slacks and tie. Often, with his guitar singing away.

These two photos epitomize my father from that era. Back in the day, when they were young my parents threw a lot of parties. They made their own music. Most of my uncles and aunts could play the guitar and sing. Those were good days for my parents. That's my uncle Larry in the photo with my father. He was the oldest of the De La O brothers.

 Looking at these two photos makes me realize just how much I miss him!

Andrew De La O

Andrew De La O

Sunday, March 12, 2017

New Memories

   Savannah and Jack

The latest photo of Savannah and my grandson Jack. This kid is always smiling or mugging for the camera. I call him Happy Jack or Popeye! He is an absolute blessing in our lives! God is good!

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Old Memories

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I'm not sure what the occasion was but this is in the living room of my parents home in Santa Fe Springs, California. I'm guessing about 1955 or so. I say that because my father opened up that wall and added a bar counter in the later 50's. I'm not 100% sure of the year.

I don't see my aunt Bea in this photo because she would definitely be there. I'm guessing she is the one that took the photograph.

My mother is sitting on the chair with my aunt Margaret behind her. I remember the woman in the center of the photo but I don't recall her name. Her and her husband were good friends of my parents. second from right is my aunt Angie (my father's sister). My grandma Mary on the right (my maternal grandmother).

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Maddie's 13th Birthday


I'm a little late in posting this but I did not want to let the week go by without saying Happy Birthday to my granddaughter Maddie. Her birthday was last Thursday, March 2. We celebrated at Jo'es Crab Shack in the City of Industry. She is thirteen and is officially a teenager! She is also one of the loves of my life! Happy birthday Maddie!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Jeri De La O (Huizar) 1975

Jeri Huizar (now De La O) 1975


Jeri Huizar (now De La O) 1975

These two photographs were taken in 1975 - forty-two years ago - in front of Jeri's parents' home on Euclid Ave in Ontario, California. I'm still amazed at how fast time has passed by and even more amazed that she has not changed all that much in forty-two years.