B&P turned 12 yesterday

It was twelve years ago yesterday that the very first post  appeared on Bits & Pieces. 

Thanks to all of you who visit –  whether you stop by every once in a while or whether you’re here several times a day.  Thanks especially to those who take time to comment.  For without you this site would not [...]

Photo Storage Question…

An organization I belong to has several thousand digital photos and PDF documents that we want to archive online that our members can go to and browse through.  Does anyone have any suggestions on good ways to do that?  Preferably it wouldn’t be public but accessible thru a link that can be sent or posted.


Gus & Trixie on the move

I took Gus and Trixie to the new house after we signed all the papers. They both love to go out and go for a ride. 

While we were loading the truck Trixie jumped up in there and was ready to go.  She didn’t want to come out.  Click on images to [...]

Happy 102nd Birthday Dad

My Dad would have been 102 today.  He was a plain and simple man who enjoyed tinkering on his farm after he retired in 1971 due to health conditions. He was most comfortable dressed in his overalls and that hat.  I can remember just a handful of times that he put on slacks and a nice shirt [...]

My Buddy’s Buddy Attacked

My friend Tommy Salami’s mother and her dog Buddy were attacked by another dog earlier today. 

Buddy was in pretty bad shape and had to undergo surgery for his injuries which included a collapsed lung.  His mom was really shaken up but I’m not sure if she was injured or not.  Apparently [...]

Help Krisgo find a name for a new blog

Dear Bits and Pieces readers,

krisgo (Jonco’s daughter) here–Hello!

I’m planning on starting a blog and I’m asking for your help. I intend to do similar content as Bits and Pieces with some anecdotal writing, humor, trivia and light editorials from my perspective. The trouble is– I can’t come up with a good blog [...]

Happy Birthday Mom

Today would have been my mom’s 93rd birthday.

I think this photo was taken in the early 1960s, so she would have been about 40 years old or in her early forties.    She died in 1995 at the age of 74.


Sunrise this morning

We had a beautiful red sky this morning.  Here are a few of shots from the deck.  Click to enlarge.


Barging Up The River

We got a coating of snow overnight that wreaked havoc on the roads this morning but it was a pretty scene as this barge headed up the Mississippi River to St. Louis.  Click image to enlarge.


Barging Up the Icy Mississippi

My wife took this picture this morning of a barge heading up the river.



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