We interrupt this blog to bring you more shameless plugs for family members.

I hate to keep moving the chickens off their well-deserved pedestal at the top of this particular food chain (the only one they are ever likely to rule), but family members just keep popping up with blog-worthy achievements. What, you ask, could be more important than watching Hope’s comb and wattle develop? Read on…

Dateline: Elkhart, Indiana. September 12, 2009. The headline in the local Elkhart Truth read  “Voice of Gardening Wisdom”.

As the host of WTRC’s “Green Thumbs Up” and “Down to Earth” before that, Mike Maloney has helped countless people get rid of the bothersome animals and improve the all-around health of their lawns and gardens for years.But because of WTRC’s change into “Hippie Radio,” Maloney’s show has been discontinued. His last show was Aug. 14, and while he is sad to see it end, he is thankful for the success his shows did have.”

The article went on to celebrate Maloney’s 50-some years of on the radio, dispensing gardening tips to the good people of Elkhart. Time for a well-deserved break from the rigors of on-air fame! Good work, Dad!

Mike Maloney with his tomato plants

Mike Maloney with his tomato plants

Dateline: Zuma Beach, Malibu, CA, September 13, 2009. My stepdaughter, Angela, flew out from her home in NYC to compete in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon’s Classic event, the culmination of a year-long training commitment. Angie handily completed the 1/2-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride, and 4-mile run, while husband Bobby competed in a marathon of sorts, managing 4-year-old Thomas and 16-month old James while trying to get a glimpse of Angela on the triathlon course. Thanks to pit-crew Grandpa (aka The Chicken Emperor, himself), Taylor and Victoria, it was a win-win day for everyone on the team, and a huge accomplishment for Angie. Congrats!

Proud, happy and tired!

Proud, happy and tired!

Team effort!

Team effort!

Ang, Taylor and Victoria

Ang, Taylor and Victoria

About polloplayer

Empty nester searching for meaning of life through the occasional chicken epiphany.
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3 Responses to We interrupt this blog to bring you more shameless plugs for family members.

  1. Katherine Gunther says:

    WOW! I’m tired just reading about Angela’s accomplishment. On a good day I lift a few weights. Also known as a wine glass.

  2. Jean Gutsche says:

    Spectacular work Angie and we are so happy she could get great support from her family!!!!! YEAH!

  3. Lori says:

    That’s absolutely amazing!!

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