Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Captain's Ball

Brook flew to Louisville to accompany Charlie to
The Captains' Ball. You can tell by the smiles that
they had a great time! Just mention Brook's name
around Charlie and you get the same smile! Less
than 60 days until their wedding!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

He rubbed my feet....

Every year as Fathers Day approaches I am humbled and more aware
of the countless blessings that have been part of my life! I have said
many times - you really don't know what love is until you have a child!
I truly feel that way! Charlie and Courtney mean more to me than I
have ability to put into words! This Fathers Day I will have Brook to
be thankful for also! A very sweet and beautiful lady that has Charlie
happier than ever! And then there was my Dad!!!! The Ultimate Father!
William Felix Moores! WOW! I was once asked in a questionnaire - if you
could have lunch with anyone from anytime in the world - I immediately
wrote in - my Dad! When Charlie has told me that I am the greatest
Father ever, I am embarrassed. I am nothing compared to Dad. He
was the most honorable human being I knew! He married his high school
sweetheart, Rubye - what a woman! He put her on a pedestal the rest
of his life - very day, every moment - he honored her and honored his
commitment. He worked hard and as young man developed Popeye-like
forearms and had a natural mechanical aptitude - Dad could fix anything!
I saw him change transmissions in our carport and bring many a car back
to life! He worked for Tampa Electric Company in a very specialized unit.
He was so good at what he did, that they would often call him with a problem
and he would ask a few questions and tell them how to fix the problem!
He came to most of my football and baseball games, but was not too crazy
when I jumped into Karate at 14. He came home one day and found I had
broken every brick he had in half - I yelled, "Look at what I can do!" He
calmly told me to pick the mess up and said I surely would be safe if a brick
attacked me! He recorded all the sermons and musicals at our church (on
equipment that he donated) and make copies for the shut-ins so they
could have church come to them. He also kept the air conditioners running
and always helped out WHENEVER they asked. He had a monster sense
of humor and all my friends warmed to him instantly! He bought me a 110
pound weight set at Christmas and 3 of my friends were over trying to be
Hercules. 2 of us managed to get over our head and Dad walked up, picked
up the bar with ONE HAND, lifted it over his head 8 times real fast, put
it back down and walked off.....I did not argue back with him much!!!! I did
not do a lot of things just out of the fear that he would find out - disappointing
him crushed me more than anything! He died in 1980 and the last pictures
ever made of him were of an extremely excited Granddad holding an equally
excited 3-1/2 month old baby - Charlie! You can not tell who was having the
most fun. He was CACA over that baby from the minute he was born! I'm SO
thankful for those last pictures! My Dad loved me unconditionally! I recently
came home from the hospital from a hip replacement and my lovely wife Linda
was soaking and rubbing my feet and I flashed back to my 1st knee injury in
1967.... I woke up in my bed and as my eyes cleared, I could see my Dad at the
end of my bed using those phenomenally strong hands to rub my feet.....NOTHING
ever felt better....his touch cured all!

Well Dad - I'll never be 10% of what you were, but you showed me the right way!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Mountain Getaway

We succeeded at our goals of our vacation;
We lost time!
We napped a lot!
We played on the Dragon!
We loved and laughed!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Check it Out!


This from my “creative image” coach Rob LaFollette!
The picture and copy are direct from his site at

Last week, I was approached by Focal Press, one of the largest book publishers in Europe and the U.S. about the prospects of writing a book on digital photography, with the emphasis on the art of creative photography. After several discussions, I am happy to announce that I will be starting work on this new book project, titled "Creative DSLR Photography: Digital Workflow Series", with a scheduled release in the fall of 2008 (just in time for the Christmas shopping season!).

I will be working with world-renowned nature photographer, Chris Weston on the book, that will cover everything from capturing the digital image, working in the digital darkroom to output. Needless to say I am very excited to be working with Focal Press and Chris, and I will be posting up details on the progress in the coming months. Also, I will announce special events to promote the book when it is released, from appearances to special workshops in the U.S. and Europe. Stay tuned!


PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR!!!! If you are serious about your photography and want to spend time with a real pro that knows photography and knows how to teach us wannabes to become decent photographers! He uses a combination of vast experience, honed knowledge and a contagious enthusiasm! You WILL have much more enjoyment of your photography after 1 session with Rob!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I had a very influential man in my life that was also a wonderful friend and counselor. His name was Harold and he was pastor at the Methodist Church our family attended. At a time when I found many other activities more enticing, Harold always stayed in touch and remained a friend. He would attend my football and baseball games. When my world collapsed with the death of my best friend, Harold talked me through the tough times patiently. He always talked with me as a friend and equal instead of talking down to such a young guy! College came and we saw less of each other, but he remained a part of my life. He later survived a terrible car accident in our neighborhood where he was actually pronounced dead at one point. He fought back, lived and came back to the pulpit after a long and painful rehabilitation. His 1st sermon was titled "The Rustling of Angels Wings". He could barely make the steps up to the pulpit and there was not a dry eye in the sanctuary as relived his experiences of that day. His words describing the angel of death have never left me! He said that the angel of death appeared as a long lost, welcomed friend ........

I remain thankful for the countless blessings that have been poured out in my life! I KNOW that I have been blessed far beyond what I deserve! I say thank you to my wonderful family - the 3 best people in the world for putting up with me all these years. I pray that Linda, Charlie and Courtney have every dream come true!

Jerry out...

Sunday, June 03, 2007

81 more days!

Brook and Charlie watch the last of a sunset
and look off into their future together! Linda
and I came back from the mountains, Charlie
flew in and Brook returned from Paris as we
all had a wonderful dinner at the beach! We
are all set for August 24 at the Sirata Beach
Resort to present the new Mr and Mrs Charles
C. Moores!!!!