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 →

From 0 to 60 in Three Days

Last year, my father asked my brother and I if either of us were interested in taking over LAFFhouse for him.  At the time, I told him that my main Continue Reading →

Creating History 

Okay, really I am just recreating history.  Today I began developing a new incarnation of my Dad’s LAFFhouse site. It is easier to copy than create, so I’ll probably start Continue Reading →