Christine’s Birthday, Part Two

On the final day of our Door County weekend celebrating Christine’s birthday, we took a Trolley ride to visit several Door County lighthouses!  John was our trolley driver.  He was a Continue Reading →

Christine’s Birthday, Part One

Christine and I went to Door County to celebrate her birthday weekend.  (Niece Julia was taking care of the boys so the two of us could have a nice getaway Continue Reading →

Old News, New Friend, and the Orphan Train

At the beginning of the summer, a post on this site had a comment from Kendra Worthen asking to use some of the information here.  I agreed (asking that she Continue Reading →

Werewolves and the Mafia

About a year and a half ago, I learned of the game Werewolf.  It is also called Mafia.  (It is the same game but in two different genres.). Werewolf is a Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day 2017

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there!  Here are the ones I am closest to, but I encourage you to reply with more pictures to add!  But Continue Reading →

The One in Germany

“Are you German?” That’s a question I get a lot. It must be the “Friederich” that triggers it. “American. But half-German by blood. My family moved to the USA a couple Continue Reading →

CMAS Frag Swap 2017

The Chicago Marine Aquarium Society (CMAS) held its annual “frag swap” today.  This is where several vendors converge on a convention center to sell saltwater aquarium supplies and livestock.  The Continue Reading →

LAFFhouse Goes Live AND a Biography of Charles Friederich (aka Dad)

My father took a look at what I’ve done so far and gave his consent to switch LAFFhouse over from the original layout to this new look and feel.  (For more Continue Reading →

Histories From the Friederich, Hahn and Roth Lines

I have added some content from the original LAFFhouse site over the past few days. The transcript of a Fred Friederich interview is available here. Both the Friederich and Roth lines Continue Reading →

Santa, the Easter Bunny, and Christ

Some Christian parents feel that including Santa and the Easter Bunny in their Christmas and Easter celebrations is acceptable and others do not.  Christine and I tell our sons that Continue Reading →