The Mayor of Fort Smith, C. Ray Baker, presents our son, Drew with a Welcome Home plaque and the official city flower. The mayor led us all in his motto, “Life’s worth living in Fort Smith.”

It’s really worth living now. To hear our great Mayor (who was also a high school American history teacher) on Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know check out this link and listen to the first hour.


Mayor Baker showed up at our Welcome Home Party for our son, Drew this past Saturday night. We had food, we had flowers, we had music. Lots of really loud music.


My nephews and their friend, Will practiced all of Drew’s favorite songs and performed them at the party.


The spirits were high.

My brother, the Sgt. Major is back in the states. Thanksgiving will be very special this year.