It is fun!
Here is a picture Mom took of a tree branch that fell in their yard last evening during a wind storm.
No damage done to their roof or yard.
NASA's New Horizons interplanetary probe has been making its way to Pluto since January 19, 2006, and has been providing the world with the sharpest photos ever seen of our Solar System's most prominent "dwarf planet." Today, it made its closest approach to Pluto yet -- about 8,000 miles -- at around 07:49:57 EDT.
Here's the photo they took -- which, despite traveling at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second), took four and a half hours to reach us here on Earth as it crossed the 3 billion miles between here and Pluto:
John P. (Jack) Heniford, 67, died Tuesday, April 29, at his home in York, South Carolina, of heart failure following a short illness.
Jack Heniford is survived by his wife of 18 years, Juliet (Julie) Parke Myers Heniford. He was born July 8, 1947, in Kingstreet, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Ruth Heniford, also of York.
He was a North Carolina educator who had retired after 11 years of teaching remedial high school. Jack was a 1973 graduate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Jack also taught Spanish to public school teachers at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado, during the 1990's.
Jack enjoyed life to the fullest and was a photographer, ham radio operator and aviation enthusiast. He was a familiar presence in the area as he photographed hundreds of community, school and church events.
Jack was an active member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Rock Hill. He and his wife Julie were also recognized for their work in helping advocate for persons with disabilities.
Graveside services are set for 3 p.m., May 5th, at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Charlotte, with Rev. Jeffrey L. Lingle of Epiphany Lutheran Church officiating.
Condolences to the family may be offered at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.