Rob 'n Deb's Web Page
Miscellaneous comments and items
Various news and comments -
We are working on a trip to northern Europe.
We visited family in Depoe Bay Oregon over Christmas 2016. Here is my report.
November 8, 2016 - Returned from our amazing trip to Istanbul
and a tour of Egypt. Take a look under "Major trips".
Looks like Portland for Thanksgiving.
I may generate trip reports for these...
October 18, 2015 - Drove to LA (Rancho Cucamonga) to see my
sisters Bernice and Joey and brother Chuck. We had to go over
the grapevine because highway 58 was closed because of mud
slides. We actually drove to Bakersfield to check to see if we
could pass. Nope. So we drove over the muddy grapevine at way
too fast of a speed - 75mph. Many were going much faster.
We stayed at the "Four Points" hotel after the drive.
Next day we proceeded to Bill and Bernice's. We
stayed with Bernice and Bill along with Chuck. They have a
rather large house with a covered bar and swimming pool in back.
Very nice. Perhaps too much drinking going on. We had Bill's
delicious ribs for dinner. Yum.
Next day we met Joey at Cask 'n Cleaver for lunch
then went to Bernice and Bill's bar for a drink. Back home for a
nap then more partying. We talked and drank for hours. We had a
very good pizza for dinner.
Wednesday we drove home. Highway 58 was still
closed so we did the grapevine again. An uneventful and fast
drive all the way home.
A good time was had by all.
April 2015 - We drove to Portland and Long Beach
Washington for a stay at Worldmark with Peggy, Amber, Daniel and
the boys Robbie and Brandon. A good time was had by all. I'll
try to get a report together when I finish my other report.
July 2014 - In July we drove up to Portland to see Amber, Daniel
the kids and Peggy. Daniel and the neighbors set off some
fireworks. A good time was had by all. Pictures on
May 19 to May 23 we drove to Klamath Falls to meet up with
Peggy, Amber, Daniel and the boys Rob and Brandon. We had a
great time including driving to Crater Lake. We enjoyed the
amenities at the chalet Peg got through her WorldMark timeshare.
The kids got to swim in the pool and we used the hot tub on the
patio. I'll see if I can get some pictures up soon.
Here is a picture of my latest sculpture
project plus grapes.
Guess Adam and Eve are looking at the sun shaped like an
Unfortunately Marshall, Deb's Dad, died October 21, 2012. He
seemed to be doing well at Angel Wings assisted living home but
then one morning he was drooling and not responding during
breakfast. He seemed to recover but they had already called 911.
We talked with him on the phone at the hospital and it seemed
like he was going to get some fluids and recover. Then we got a
call that he'd had a major heart attack. That was later on
Friday. Saturday we jumped in the car and drove to Show Low. We
arrived about 1:15pm Sunday. By then he had had three more heart
attacks and was not going to make it. They turned off blood
pressure support and told us it would be minutes or hours...
Over three hours later he finally passed. His last hours were
not comfortable. He seemed to be aware up to the last minutes.
He communicated with hand squeezes.
He had a long 92 year life filled with many
experiences. He was a marine in WWII and Korea. A professor at
Arizona State. Previously an engineer and executive at American
Steel Foundries in Indiana. Of course two children.
He was cremated and his ashes will be put into the
Grand Canyon next summer. A small stone was added to his long
time companions' grave - Mabry Szoke.
Late September 2012 we went to Portland for the birth of Brandon
(Sept 24th). Ten pounds one ounce. Pretty uneventful. The baby
is beautiful. A little jaundice kept him in an extra day. Robbie
is taking it all in stride. Enjoyed seeing Peggy and Ilene as
(Think I'll leave this here for a while...)
August 23rd Marshall decided he couldn't get around any more so
called 911. We arrived on Aug 25th and found him in the
hospital. We had to find an assisted living place for him to
stay. We thought the best was "Angel Wings" near Vernon AZ. We
took care of various things for him at home and moved him to his
new place. We hope he gains strength and can get back to his
place soon. A sad and stress filled few days. Jana, his
daughter-in-law will visit regularly. We hope to get back near
the end of October.
We've been having a bit of an adventure trying to
figure out the financial stuff for Marshall.
A few pictures from our
some experimental 3D photos.
A few months ago we finished the 14 book series we listened to
on the last several long driving trips. We will miss Precious
Romatswe, Maa Makutsi, JLB Macatoni and "The #1 Ladies Detective
Agency" from Botswana.
Here is a PBS Forum that
discusses diet. Here is a link to
a rather long lecture by Robert H. Lustig. Here
is a short version. We used the book "Why We Get Fat: And What
to Do About it" by Gary Taubes.
Take a look at www.youtube.com
under "gary taubes why we get fat". There are several lectures
available which are pretty much the same as the book.
Robs magnificent chair
We bought a new car. New to us, a 2007 Infinity M35. Perhaps the
fanciest car I've ever driven. It even has a rear view TV for
backing up. Also a sensor to detect cars in front while in
cruise. We have found the GPS to be quite useful.
I have made contact with some cousins we haven't dealt with for
a while and discovered another batch of cousins. There was a
note on ancestry.com asking if anybody knew who my Grandmother
Imerson was. I gave a smart ass reply. Then found out this other
Imerson family existed. Long story... Very much fun
communicating with all.
It has put me on a quest to gather more Imerson
I added some pictures of a hobby of mine under " paper models".
We are taking a class
in Western Civilization. We are repeating it after an 8 year
absence. The lecturer is really good and the classes fun and
LA CTA/NEA Trips
DC NEA Trip 2004 - Guess I lost this
Miscellaneous items -
NEA in San Diego July 2009 - NEA09
on global warming.
Rob's Paper Models New
Inspirational Running Message
Robs Newseum report(movie) - NEA 08
Deb has made a heroic effort to move a bunch of
genealogy stuff from our ancient Macintosh to this website. Lots
of stuff here, not all of it is linked correctly but most of it
Roof Refurbish 2012
This is Deb's school Sculpture
This is Rob's sculpture
A few recipes
Mail Me at rimerson(at)pacbell.net