London

London was the bestest boy and every time I watch this it reminds me of how much of our life London really shared.

He was our first baby and the bestest boy. He outlasted 3 other family dogs, sired 1 litter of his own, including his best friend of 5 years, lived with us at 4 different places, spent time at 2 different camps, helped raise 2 husky puppies, and all 3 of our children. You can watch him grow old but still loving all his people all the while. Rest easy my bestest boy, you raised your pups and people right, we made it another year.

It’s Good to be Back

We’ve been away for a long time but I’ve missed writing and we still have plenty going on so we’re back to share. AldrichFamily.org, FairportOutside.com, & photography.randyaldrich.net have all been merged into this site, categories have been updated, and for the most part pictures/links have been corrected. What still remains will be fixed over the next few days.

The Legend of The lightning Eagle

Legend of Lightning EagleI’m a published author, didn’t you know? Apparently in 1991 I wrote some goofy story about an Eagle and they published it into a little bound book.  Just found it in a pile of stuff from my mother.  Kinda funny.  I was 8 so be gentle…

The Legend of the Lightning Eagle
by: Randy A Aldrich
Published in the Marion Elementary Publishing Center 1991

A long time ago, there was an Eagle who lived in a huge nest.  He loved to fly above a big open field.

One day when he was flying he decided to go into town.  When he did, people saw him and tried shooting him.  Then he flew back to the field.

The next week he went back, but during that period he learned to fly very, very fast.

When they tried shooting him, he flew as fast as the wind.

When he went back to his nest during the night, people thought of a name for him.  “It is done then.  His name is Lightning Eagle,” said the counselor.

They told everybody in the town.  The very next day some kids started a club.  It was called the Lightning Eagle Club.

That day he flew into town.  He was very surprised because no one shot at him.  “Why aren’t they shooting?” he thought.

The people in the Town yelled, “We’re not going to shoot you.  We even made a name for you — Lighting Eagle.”

About the author: I am 8 years old.  I like to play baseball during summer vacation.  I like to go for rides on our boat and go to the thousand islands.

It is done then.

Stripes and Banana

strips and bananaGrowing up, Stripes and Banana was the only way to eat Ice cream.  Banana is obvious, Stripes is more than just chocolate syrup.

It’s really quite simple.  You fill a coffee cup half full with Nestle’s quick.  Then you add water and mix until you get the desired consistency.  After, you just microwave it for about 30 seconds, Pour and eat up!

It’s somewhere between chocolate syrup and hot fudge if done properly but it’s better than both.

I Love Nuts and Bolts

Nuts and BoltsSeriously, I do.

You’re probably thinking:

That’s really wierd

it’s not what you think.

“Nuts and Bolts” is the name given to a snack that I ate while growing up.  It’s really just Trail Mix, but a special recipe.  It’s a secret family recipe which my aunt spent years perfecting (or so the story goes).  The base is pretzels and Chex mix, after that you can add just about anything you want, but the sauce used will remain a secret.  My mother learned the recipe long ago and my wife now knows it too.

This year I got a ton of it for christmas, and the promise of 2 other batches whenever I ask for it… saweet!