This was a big week for presidential library geeks – uh, people like me who collect mugs from each library.  Yep, there are people who do that.  Thursday marked the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.  A few years ago, when the library was still a warehouse in an industrial park, I was offered a job there.  I turned it down, opting for a life of Maryland blue crabs and snow balls instead of big hair, even bigger boots, and Friday night lights in Texas.  It was a tough decision only in that I knew my chances of meeting a cowboy would pretty much go out the barn door.  Ho-hum.  But don’t cry for me Texas – my life turned out pretty well. 

Since it was such a momentous week, I knew I had to feature a photo that paid homage to the occasion.

Get ready for pictures of baby Republicans!

Just kidding!

Since I equate Texas with cowboys, here are a couple of photos of our very own cowboys!
Charles Schellhardt saddles up a pony on the mean streets of Philadelphia
Howdy, partner! That's what we call an urban cowboy 'round these parts!
Yeah...I'm stretching things a little aren't I?  

Sorry for the quiet week!  Lots going on!  But keep checking in!  It's May soon!
Continuing our theme of Schellhardt - Wissmann togetherness, today's featured photo shows the Schellhardt and Wissmann grandchildren with their grandmother, Mathilda.  It also shows that kids will be kids whether it's 2013 or ca. 1933.
Front (l-r) - Bill and Charles Schellhardt with Al and Mary Wissmann Back (l-r) - Mathilda Wissmann Schoener holding Bobby Schellhardt and Louisa Wissmann. ca. 1932-1933
Charles Schellhardt giving brother Bill a lift.
Who lives in a town where the hometown team’s going to the SuperBowl?  I totally admit it – I jumped on the fan wagon to root for the Baltimore Ravens but only because it gave me the excuse to wear my favorite color for a few days!  All the other stuff –namely, the football – I could care less about. 

I have been caught up in the whole brothers thing though – the HarBowl as the news media refers to it.  That’s pretty cool – two brothers coaching opposing teams.  What’s even cooler?  Their parents’ names are Jack and Jackie.  Those are totally the names of my next two cats.

All this brotherly competition reminded me of a photo of another set of brothers who knew how to have a good time!

(l-r) Bill and Charles Schellhardt (bkgrd) Bob Schellhardt
Schellhardt Generations is a completely non-political, non-partisan website.  Same deal with this blog.  I don’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican, I couldn’t care less if you’re a member of the Liberation Party, the Tea Party, or even the Donner Party.  Well, actually, I’d be worried if you’re a member of the Donner Party. 

For the record, Anna Schellhardt (Nanny for Cousins 1-33) was a registered Democrat, at least as of 1984.

 I don’t know if either she or Max were heavily involved in the political process and were members of the 29th Ward Democrat Club or if they just happened to be passing by one day and decided to take a picture of their boys in front of the building.  But I think this photograph is appropriate on this day.

Clearly, the kid (Bob Schellhardt) in the back was an Independent.

Can anyone spot the future Republican?