Gampy, Daisy, and Donald

Gampy, Daisy, and Donald

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas Bloggerville Friends!

Courtesy of Pugs & Kisses

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A USA Christmas Tree

This is the Christmas tree decorated at my charity's (The ASMBA STAR Foundation) headquarters in Nashville, Tn.  That's what I call a patriotic Christmas Tree!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas and Pugs

Courtesy of Pugs and Kisses

There are soooooooo many of my pug friends that could be in this picture!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Love, Gampy & Gammy

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Blogger buddies!!

Love, Gampy

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fabulous Fridays!

Nothing else to say really!

Love, Gampy

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

Pugs and Kisses so understands Seniors!  It's like they have a window straight into my mind!

Love, Gampy

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

  (picture courtesy of Pugs and Kisses)

This is so me!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Hope you all get a chance to vote.  Gampy did!!

P.S.  Please send The Three Little Pugs lots of prayers for their bestus cousin Macey who isn't doing well and the doctor's can't figure out what's going on with her.  Stella Rose, Maggie, and Angus McConnell Long's Momma is very worried about her Granddaughter!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wacky Wednesday

Gammy's reason to go to the St. Louis Cardinal Ballpark!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thoughtful Thursday

Courtesy of my favorite book, "Following Atticus".

Love, Gampy

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dear Greta

We will miss you and your antics, captured so beautifully by your pugrents at the Idaho Pug Ranch.  I'm just glad that our Angels Payton, Izzy, Huey, and Tricks now have a most special friend beyond the Rainbow Bridge!  Keep on running hard, dearest Little Girl!

Love, Gammy and Gampy

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Good Morning from Java Pug!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We are Blogville

Murphy and Stanley wants everyone in Blogville to post something about themselves so we can see just how great Blogville is, so here goes!

We are Gampy and Gammy with our GrandPugs Donald and Daisy.  We are both retired and serve as part of our GrandPug's servant staff, along with their primary staff, otherwise known as Pugrents (our daughter Christy and Son-in-Law, Tim).  We live in Illinois just East of St. Louis and are big Cardinal fans.  I'm a retired AF Chief Master Sergeant and Gammy is a retired Orthodontist Assistant.  After my family my passion is Golf and Gammy loves to do volunteer work at her church.  

P.S. Here is their link! 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Chicago, My Kind of Town!

Here are some pics we took on our weeklong trip to Chicago with Christy, Tim, Donald & Daisy and, of course, Gammy!

Trump Tower

Tim, Christy, D & D with the Trump Tower in the background

Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park
The Eataly (WOW!!!!)
Daisy acting as Navigator for her Mom.  Donald stayed down below where it was cooler!!
Donald at Ted's in Naperville telling his Dad that "Dinner may be served, NOW!!"
Lake Shore boardwalk and beaches
These are the custard cones for Donald, Daisy, and our wonderful guest SID!!!!  The big one is for Sid's Dad!!!
More to follow when I get Gammy's and Tim and Christy's pics!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Father's Day Gift

Hope you can see this ok, it's the cutest sleeve I've ever seen!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Charleston SC

Gampy is a very lucky man.  In addition to having such a wonderful child bride in Gammy, a beautiful daughter in Christy (otherwise known as Farmer Boostrom), and the most wonderful friends in blogville; I have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors of the ASMBA STAR Foundation (  Once a year we have our board meeting in some city, usually close to a military installation (the Foundation is a military charity that gives out grants to those helping our struggling military and their families).  This year we met in Charleston, my favorite city in America (Paris is my favorite city in the entire world).  Above is a picture of the Yorktown aircraft carrier and the new suspension bridge connecting Charleston with the island of Mount Pleasant.  So blessed!

Love to all, Gampy

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

I thank my God for the many blessings He has led me to, I give those who paid the ultimate sacrifice my most crisp salute. To my fellow Soldiers at Arms I raise a toast to our mutual love of everything this great country stands for; Family, Freedom, Honor, and the value of each and every human being. I pray that one day all my friends and their loved ones will never know the anguish this day brings to far too many in this great land.

I long for the day when the American Flag is respected by all, be it at an event or simply seeing it wave gloriously in a neighbor's yard or some magnificent edifice. May it always remind us that our blessings come at a horrific cost, but one shouldered voluntarily by the American soldier, God give his grace to thee.

My love to all,

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Out with the old, in with the new!

2014 Gampymobile
My daughter (Payton's Mom) refuses to even look at my new wheels because its a Chevy!  Just because decades ago I gave her a Chevy Monte Carlo that had a few minor problems she thinks Chevy can't make anything good anymore.  

I did think long and hard about getting one, but not because I don't believe its a quality automobile.  The ongoing issue with the ignition recall is troubling but that really is a result of decisions (VERY BAD ONES!!!) made by a group no longer with the company.  And the current leadership has already vowed to be accountable for what has happened.  So while it is a very sad story I credit them for being willing to meet the company's past promises and obligations.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Arizona Vacation

Gammy enjoying warmth and sunshine, courtesy of Arizona

Gammy and I had a chance to escape the winter arctic zone known as the Midwest this past week, visiting dear friends in the Phoenix area.  We had a most wonderful time (although we surely missed our GrandPugs Donald and Daisy!).  We went up to Sedona for a couple of days as well.  Here are a few pics to show you just how spectacular the desert is.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Stella Rose

Folks, according to Winston Wilbur Stella has hurt her eye and of course the family is concerned!  Please send healing bubbles and much healing juju their way!

Love, Gampy

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Prelude to the Storm

This is after the first two hours of the storm.  The heavy stuff is a couple of hours away.  Still calling for 12" by the late afternoon, -25 wind chills, and a high tomorrow of -2.  Not your typical St. Louis weather.  Prayers to those who must deal with this storm everywhere and especially those who don't have the comfort of home and family!  To all my fur ends, please do your business quickly and get back in so your human can warm you up with cuddles and treats!

My Grand Pugs are getting prepared!  Daisy and Donald are testing out their snow shoes!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year's Everyone!!

Daisy and Donald prepping for New Year's Eve at their luxury Chicago high rise.  Nice to know they aren't pampered!  Hope everyone had an equally wonderful New Year's celebration!   Best wishes in the coming New Year!!!

Love, Gammy and Gampy