Rob 'n Deb's Web Page
Amber has just left with Brandon (28/4/13). She came down to go
to a high school friends wedding. We all had a great time. What
a sweet baby.
We are going on our big trip shortly. Two week transatlantic
cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona. Four nights in
Barcelona then fly to Paris for 12 nights. More when we return.
We visited Amber, Daniel, Robbie and Brandon during the
Christmas season. We had a good time. We dodged a bullet by
driving home between major storms. I'll try to get some pictures
We've been on a major diet. It's Atkin's style - see the notes
below. So far ten pounds for me. It's nice to have my good
clothes fit me again. I'm hoping for another 10 pounds by April.
Didn't make my goal but still feel much slimmer then
Major Trips -
Trip 2011 - Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Venice, Florence and
Trip Report 2009
2006 - Tweaked 7/7/2011
Trip Report 2004
Report 2002 -
Major tweak 3/13/2011
Old UK Trip Report
1999 - I can't seem to
find the pictures.
Report 1998 - Tweaked
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 well.
(Think I'll leave this here for a while...)
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 running trail.
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
our August 2011 Arizona trip to see Marshall.
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
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 interesting.
LA CTA/NEA Trips
DC NEA Trip 2004 - Guess
I lost this
NEA in San Diego July 2009 - NEA09
Other trips -
Miscellaneous items -
Alaska Cruise May 15th 2011
Oregon trip 2005
Amber & Daniel Visit June 2010
Rob's Paper Models
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 is ok.
Roof Refurbish 2012
This is Deb's school
This is Rob's
A few recipes
Mail Me at rimerson(at)pacbell.net