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Another Tugboat Picture

by @ Monday, August 14th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

I really like this picture of the tugboat working on the Monongahela River. It is perfect for showing my class when I talk about transportation modes. It is a heavily cropped image because the tug was along the opposite river bank. The weather finally cooperated. Now I need to get pictures of a railroad train and a […]

Charlie Frye Gets Whacked ….

by @ Wednesday, August 9th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

I got a kick out of one drill at Browns’ Camp. The quarterbacks would go back to throw to a receiver, and a coach would wack them with a pad to try to break their concentration. This is a picture of Charlie Frye about to get whacked. And this is a picture of Charlie actually getting whacked. […]

Dapper Dan …

by @ Thursday, August 17th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Here is a picture of Dapper Dan … er … Dapper George circa 1977. While I am not certain where he was going, I am certain that he was out to impress the ladies. And impress them he did! I am amazed he was still available when Chris finally reeled him in. What young lass […]

Fore Cart Training …..

by @ Wednesday, September 6th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Grand Master Equestrian Katie purchased a Fore Cart, and is in the process of training her horses to pull it. Eventually, they will pull it together as a team. But first, they have to get very comfortable pulling it alone. Also they need to learn to respond very well to the commands. In this picture, […]

Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti

by @ Saturday, August 19th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

This is a picture of Jim that George and I always called his “Frank Nitti” picture. For whatever reason, George and I believed that gangster, Francesco Raffaele Nitto (better known as Frank Nitti), was always dressed to the nines. Perhaps we got that from the TV series, The Untouchables, wherein Elliot Ness and Frank Nitti […]

Freezing Ohio Winters

by @ Sunday, August 6th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

This is what happens to a dog if you leave it out in a frigid Ohio winter for too long. Even its eyebrows freeze. We put poor Gypsy out and forgot about her. He was out for an hour or so. She was not worse for the wear, but after that we started setting a […]

Frye To Throw ….

by @ Tuesday, August 8th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

On Monday, Katie and I went to Browns’ Camp. It was hot and humid – exactly what a coach wants. But it was not what Katie and I wanted. Still, we gutted it out and had a fun time. This picture is of an offensive drill. Charlie Frye is going back to throw under the […]


by @ Monday, July 31st, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Gypsy was our dog before we had kids. She was a Border Collie mix, and was born under a corn crib. The owner was giving the pups away. When Emily’s horse died, I got Gypsy as a replacement love object. Emily and Gypsy bonded completely. Gypsy knew what Emily wanted before Emily said anything. They were best friends. […]

How Could I Not Marry Her?

by @ Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Source: Bob Cook

Katie’s Favorite Horse

by @ Saturday, August 5th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

As far back as I can remember, Katie has always had a special connection with horses. This Merry-Go-Round horse was one of her earliest favorites. On this particular carousel she only wanted to ride this one. So she would wait as many turns as necessary to be able to jump on this particular horse. This is […]

My One True Love

by @ Friday, August 4th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

I can recognize her from any distance. Of course it helps if she is absolutely alone on a deserted beach. But even if she weren’t I can pick her out. I could even do it if I were deaf, dumb, and blind. I can sense her life force. We are one. Emily never liked this picture […]

My Signature Maple Salmon …….

by @ Tuesday, August 29th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Tonight I tried a new Sockeye Salmon recipe, and came up with Maple Baked Salmon. The glaze called for maple syrup. I was going to use some syrup we had on hand, but Emily said if I was going to be a great chef I needed to get some real, 100% pure maple syrup. So I stopped at […]

My Signature Salmon ….

by @ Monday, August 28th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Tonight I made Emily my signature oven-baked, Sockeye Salmon with Honey-Almond glaze. It included yams and a garden salad with grape tomatoes fresh from our garden. The trained eye will note that the man’s plate has more fish, and the woman’s plate has a yellow daisy garnish. Being a man, I am of the opinion […]

My Tugboat Picture

by @ Thursday, August 3rd, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

This morning was beastly hot, and near 100% humidity as I walked my hounds along the Mon River. I had been hoping to get a good shot of a Tugboat pushing barges for my lecture on physical distribution. I had tried unsuccessfully earlier this summer, but today I got what I wanted. The picture is […]

Rabbit Stalking

by @ Sunday, August 13th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Poor Rocky …. On our River Walks, there are tons of rabbits. At first, Rocky would chase them for all he was worth. The rabbits would simply jump to the tall weeds along the side of the gravel road, and Rocky would go right in after them. It didn’t take very long for Rocky to […]

Stroh’s Beer, or How I Bought My Wife …..

by @ Saturday, August 19th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Before I married Emily, I worked summers for a Stroh’s Distributor in Canton. She was home with her parents in Columbus. Every weekend I would drive from Canton to Columbus to spend the weekend with her. And, of course, I would take her father a free case of Stroh’s beer. By the next weekend’s visit, that case […]

The Ceiling Fans

by @ Friday, August 4th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Emily had been after Katie and me to replace the ceiling fan in the kitchen. The old one would no longer run, although the light still worked. Yesterday, Katie and I decided to do the project. Emily has a perm at the beauty parlor, so she let us go to Lowes and pick out a […]

The Eariliest Known Picture of Kevin

by @ Wednesday, August 16th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

This is the earliest picture I have of my son, Kevin. It was taken at Emily’s baby shower in 1978. Source: Bob Cook

The Engineer & The Conductor

by @ Sunday, July 30th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Kevin was 3 and Katie was 1. They had just gotten a train for Christmas (with financial assistance from their Grandmother, Memaw). There were two rider cars, the engine and the passenger car. They had a couple other cars (flat car and caboose) that are not attached in this picture. Anyway, Kevin thought that the […]

The Forecart ….

by @ Tuesday, August 8th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

On the way home from Browns’ Camp, Katie had me drive deep into Amish country to “look” at a Forecart to be pulled by both of her horses in a team of two. Of course “look” turned into “purchase”. Her first cart can be pulled by one horse at a time. This one can be […]

The Mon’s Breakfast ……

by @ Monday, September 4th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

The year was 1975. The place was Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada.  The people were my best love and my two brothers. The monumental event was “The Mon’s Breakfast”. While we normally counted on Emily for breakfast, we decided to give her a break and go to a restaurant. It was a small, Mom & Pop […]

The Olive ……

by @ Sunday, September 10th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

I have owned a number of cars in my lifetime, but there is one that remains my all-time favorite vehicle. It was my first car, and I called her Olive. She remains very special to me, and I wish that I had never sold her. Olive came into my life as a gift from my mother. […]

The Unsuspecting Photographer ….

by @ Saturday, August 26th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

This poor, unsuspecting photographer is about to meet a T-Rex. The photograph has been adjusted to look more “primordial” using PhotoShop. I like the effect. Source: Bob Cook

Too Hot For Human Habitation …..

by @ Friday, August 25th, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

This is a picture of a Williamsburg, VA, guide in period costume. I kind of liked the fellow because we had the chance to chat with him for a while before the tour started, and therefore got to know him a little bit. During the conversation we learned that he had lived in West Virginia. […]

West Virginia University Crew

by @ Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006. Filed under Dad (aka, Bob Cook)

Occasionally as the dogs and I walk along the Monongahela River we get to see the West Virginia University Crew working out on the river. Tonight we saw three women’s singles and their coaches. The coaches are always in the motor boat, and the girls have to row like mad. In this picture, they are at […]

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