Transistions and Visitations  

Posted by Alex Pendragon

Hello and welcome to the new look of Pendragon Hold. Thanks to all the positive responses I have received concerning this new template, I am now making the final transition from "These Thoughts Escape Me" to "The Chronicles of Pendragon Hold". It has been a number of years since I began this journey with "Madness, Musings, and Melancholy", and with each step up the evolutionary blogging ladder, I think this blog has improved in many ways, and it has made me many friends from all corners of the world that I never would have encountered otherwise. Since the content depends strictly on what happens here at the Hold and whatever bug might climb up my ass, the quality and quantity of posts has varied throughout the years, but I dare say this blog has never been boring. I hope you will stay with us as we grow older, and maybe even wiser. We'll share the journey with you.

The non-resident twin, her husband and the grandkid have come and gone now, and things are quiet here today, what with the wife at work, the resident twin at her job, and yours truly holding down the fort on his day off. The grandkid received a model rocket for yule and of course his Grandpa (that's me) took him out to find a field big enough to fly it in, as well as show him the finer points of range safety, such as not picking up a rocket and staring into the engine nozzle if it doesn't ignite. There was no wind, and the bird flew straight, high, and true on her maiden voyage, and the recovery was gently successful. It brought back memories of my own young adulthood when I was still enough a kid at heart to get elected to the office of President of the Nasa/Houston Chapter of the National Association of Rocketry back in the early 80's. I even managed to set an altitude record for a certain class of rocket, which, of course, was promptly broken by some &%@**&@^ no more than two weeks later. That record still stands and I have lately been sorely tempted to take up the sport once again just long enough to win my record back. Such dreams of over-the-hill rocketeers..............

So Saturday night we all sat around the fire out in the shade garden, sharing the balmy winter night and flames with visiting friends, family, and some good wine and/or hot chocolate. Earlier that evening we tried out the legendary combination of The Wizard of Oz viewed with the sound track replaced by Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. OK, yea, I admit there are quite a few spots that the music seems to complement what's happening in the movie, but overall I was not impressed. That MIGHT be due to some missing secret ingredient, if you know what I mean..........

So, on this quiet day, I wish you all good fortune, and that you continue to visit us here at the Hold, for as long as electrons travel to distant lands over copper highways, and we can all afford the toll. Blessed Be!

This entry was posted on Monday, January 5, 2009 at Monday, January 05, 2009 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .

4 slick comments

I have a cousin who got very into a rocket program as well. Oddly he didn't make the choice to pursue it as a career. Sounds like a great way for a grandpa and grandson to spend an afternoon though.

January 5, 2009 at 2:35 PM

So, you're going to be here from now on? I'll change my link. Nice place you have here. Happy New Year!

January 5, 2009 at 4:04 PM

ok, the links for the old blogs don't work, just an FYI.

January 5, 2009 at 4:10 PM

Guys, I have had reports of malfunctioning links since I started messing withe the blogs, and after testing them, all my links seem to be working. All I can say is that sometimes blogger is slow to put everything to rights, so try these links later and see of they work then. Or, it might even have to do with what browser you are using, so maybe try an alternate and see what happens

January 5, 2009 at 4:36 PM

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