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…In process… 2017…      

Angry Ford

Angry Ford

Along the way if I find the time…. Yeah right!  Well maybe just maybe, We’ll see if I can do something for the “Ken Grassi Cause”.    Ken has been working his magic for so many years around Tacoma and University Place Washington,USA. 

We need fresh Up to date content, so if we can all add Stories about Ken and his Stores current or past. His gains and accomplishment at Weddings, Parties, Witnessing, Jewels in his crown, Anything Funny, Humorous, Educational, Whimsical, Even humanly Stupid, Smart, or in-between. Share to Us and we’ll re-post if possible for all to share in. Keep it positive with clean, clear Language, of course. If we see a need, we may make a separate page for rants and or feedback .  Thanks and may God smile down on you all. 

 

little ol’ glen

p.s.   I know, Grassi’s does not represent Cars, But Glen and Marianne DO liken them, so car pictures may show up once in a while!

 Lemay Family Museum, and America’s Car Museum, Kind Car artists like Al Swindal, and others in the Tacoma area, Thane Porlliette(sp), Joe Russel, The Russel Boys, uncle Ralph, uncle Johnny,,,, Skip, Larry, Kenny, Jimmy. YOU ALL ROCK.    

Pierce Arrow

Pierce Arrow

glenbackman@ymail.com

Food, Clothing, Flowers, catering, FUN.



Who We Are?

 

My wife (Marianne) works as a bookkeeper and girl- Friday for Ken Grassi. She started out working beside Julie, Ken’s sister at Pierce County Medical (many years ago, like 90 yrs. or more, (hehehehe). They became Best friends; therefore because Ken was such a character the stage was set for Marianne to come to work for Ken a few years later. She started out doing inventory then assisting in other things. Before long the bookkeeper assistant job came available as simply as a  Part time Job. Well 26 years later she’s still “Part-Time” working 24/7 and enjoying Most every minute. (well there are those times!, you know, perfect never occurs down here.) As I’m writing this my wife is saying no, don’t say that , stop don’t write about me!  SO I’ll be back later to add to this little saga.

Whey now that she’s out of the house I can continue.

At first she was very worried she didn’t have enough skills to handle the Job. She had gone through some training at Bates Vocational Technical Institute (Bates Tech College now), her and a friend competed for speed tests in typing and 10 Keying and within a few week her instructor recommended her to The Job at Pierce County Medical. After marriage and a baby she took time to rise our first child (Christopher Bruce Backman). She was a very good Mother in spite of someone telling her years later that because she could not follow instructions about caring for their Cat she would be a terrible Grandmother…..  but I digress… back to Ken……sorry….. She was able to please the old bookkeeper and did just fine and eventually replaced her. She 26 years later is trying to retire but is unable to replace herself, I wonder why?  She loves being the problem solver and I don’t think she wants to give up the “feeling of accomplishment”, and great feedback she gets from Ken.

And Me, well I’m just the little old Husband of The Most impressive wife I know….????{{{ I know there are other great wife’s out there, I just am not married to them}}} oh, I’m so digging a 6 foot deep hole. I do Repair work on most anything thus a Handy Man. I did Tv Service, VCR service (what is that, a very complex electronic device, much more than any other product I’ve ever worked on.) Then Computers, then Networking wired and wireless. Then Instruction in Computers and the Microsoft Way!  Yippee thanks Bill Gates for the supper great Company and opportunities you gave us all. 

I have been keeping Ken’s Web Sites alive , even if only just barely. I have had much fun learning. I took over from who know who. and for me I think did Okay. Two of them are very flat and this one is in process. as you see. 

More next time about Ken or some other character real or made up. Thanks Folks.    

Shelby

Shelby

glen



 

Mothers Day 2017

Mothers, the word is as honored a name as we humans have to describe someone. Think about how how many Cards are sold , Flowers are sent,  by the way Did you remember Mom with some  Grassi’s Flowers? , if not, for shame (just kidding). Remember her for her suffering and pain, Love and Caring, Nurturing, Cuddling, Supporting, Cherishing, Teaching, and Yes even spankings. For us Male types we have to just admit, they do have all the power.

Next time your hurting, lonely, fearful, Just think of Mom… if all is not well soon after,we’re sorry. Our thoughts at this time are hoping you get comfort from something of similar value as Mom, not that we know what that could be except Jesus Lord God of all.

Call Mom if you can and wish her well, and Thank you Mom.

little ol’ glen



Well, We at Grassis have earned our keep one more time, Mother’s Day was very busy as usual. Some of our designers worked 17 hour days to produce such magic arrangements for the Mothers around the puget sound area. It takes a mighty talented group of workers to pull it all off. A very big thanks to our special crew. Ken seemed to be just about wilted away (hehe wilted) this year, he burned the candle at both ends and may I tell you it was not a pretty site.(insert some humorous thought here yourself if you wish). I’m hoping each of the crew get a major reward and some well deserved sleep.  Thank you all, from Marianne and myself (glen).

below are a few quick pix of arrangements headed out for delivery.

 



  

Entering the Dog House?   

Quick CALL 253-627-7196 Grassi’s Flower’s or get Flowers anyway you can. Do Not try to argue, Anything less than Diamonds or Flowers is a FAIL! You Know your right, you Know she’s wrong???

Wait Like i said your Right She’s Wrong, It does not matter! You are wrong!, I know it seems unfair, we all would like to believe they will come around to our way of thinking, but remember she’s from a different planet Venus and your from Mars.  

You Lost, at least until those Flowers show up. Yes you Lost. Get over it. The world can be so cruel. So the question is do you want out of the Dog house?

Buy the stinking Flowers Grassi’s has you covered.

 Not just a single rose either. Minimum purchase price will show how sincere you may be, and by all means “we know They Know the Price, in both green backs and the all important “Love points balance sheet”.
So when all else fails, Grassi’s is there for you.

We have seen it all from inside the Dog house.

Good Luck.

 Hugs and Hershey’s kisses all around!
litl’ ol’ glen.     

RR

RR



Random, Kitchen Under Counter lighting.

My wife and I installed, about 12 years ago, some under counter puck lights in the kitchen. We’ve just loved them except for having to replace the little g-8 20 Watt bulbs, that are so darned hard to put in and so HOT!.

We rely on them more than the overhead lights. So I’ve been looking at replacing them with led strip lights, for several years, I just couldn’t prove they would provide enough lumens (brightness) of light. A couple of month’s ago I ordered from China, of course, Dual led strip lights. ((Double 2 Row 5050 SMD Cool White 600 LED Strip Lights 120LEDs/M Waterproof IP66)).   I had hoped to try them for us o replace the older puck lights, but a lady down the street asked me to do some under counter lights for her. So I went down and looked it over and decided to install these dual led strips for them. I used some hot glue, some silicone RTV and blue masking tape to hold them in place. I put a rocker switch on a 12v. 2a. power cube, and wallah, perfect. The light in the microwave oven over the stove was out, so i just put them on the bottom of it too. The cost of those stupid light bulbs is a minimum of $6.00 and what a pain in the pa-toot they are to change. So all worked out very well. I will be putting in a 5amp power cube, Because they were drawing 1.5 amps, and the cube was warmer than I liked. Oh my they’re perfect. They came in a protective silicone rectangular cover so grease should not be too hard to clean off later as needed. So now It’s time for me to re-order and do our kitchen cabinets again it will save about 85% over the older puck lights. Not that it’s going to pay for itself too fast, but changing bulbs will go away and the heat is so much less.
The dual led string uses the 5050 led’s (50mm. x 50mm LEDS) and 2 rows of them about 3/4″ between pairs. Boy was she happy, and for me Just another perfect (Okay almost perfect) Job. I should have charged somewhere near $120.00 but gave them away a bit cheaper( yeah , I’m one of the “Good Ones”. Why try to get rich when the money just disappears anyway.)
So that’s today’s Hot Random Blog post. I’m not making money, but It seems like sharing is caring.

Remember keep the Lord in the front of your mind and ask for his help, It works every-time. When he promised to care for each of us. He did and never has lied, or will ever lie, what a UN-Limited Guarantee, Warranty, or promise. Even Howard Hughes couldn’t do that.
Flowers forever!
little ol’ glen           

Crosby

Crosby



May 21, 2017

My wife and I went for a Saturday afternoon drive towards Elma, Montesano, Raymond Pe Ell, Centralia, Olympia and Home again. Wow the blooms were out on most everything, we especially Love rhododendrons and they were especially gorgeous this year, maybe due to the slightly elevated amount of rain we have received (Quack,Quack)(waddle,waddle). We have talked about it a few times, How some things just don’t get into normal floral arrangements, like Rhody’s, Flags, Poppies, and many others that simply don’t “travel” well. So this spring, take notice of the beautiful colors along the way. I do believe this year we are enjoying the colors just so much more than ever before, Maybe it I’m just Getting older, Wiser (heheheh), and just so darn smart. oh and cute toooooo.

Take a trip across the street down the block and see what we see. By the By I’m sure it’s not due to some idiot studying plant and animal life on some rare islands off the Ecuadorian coast  line. It is and never was due to any organism suddenly crawling out of some goo and making a fish then tree then octopus then a Hummingbird, a Cat a Dog, a mosquito, Oh yeah then all of a sudden a  sinful, twisted, selfish, greedy, Homo sapiens (Latin: “wise man”) …….RIGHT…… That could happen? , and  so could “Cows Fly” and “Unicorns could evolve”. 

Well now that “Me the Great One” has spoken and “Knows all things”,      well, uh, #%*&####    … Oops…Okay, forgive my stupidity, I could be wrong.

I don’t have any more proof than Darwin did, I just want everyone to” only believe Me!”  Sorry, not true.     I really just want you all to look up and ask two simple things: 1.) Is it going to hurt to believe, Yes or No. and 2.)  will that hurt be worth it if you choose right or wrong. I guess I could ask one more thing If I’m wrong does that prove anything or hurt anyone. Again no offense is meant,  Just questions that we all struggle with. just my ramblings from a Grand spring Day.

May you have had as good of a Saturday as we had May 21, 2017.  God bless you all.

 Flowers Forever.

glen

 

Lead Sled

Lead Sled

floral arrangements ready for delivery

floral arrangements ready for delivery

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