Archive for May, 2017

How’s your pipes

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend and no rest for N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts!    Working on college rentals this weekend and getting ready to dig a basement for a new house next week!   Digging a basement means Jim Palmer Excavating, this area’s underground specialist!    If you live in a home that’s older maybe 40 years plus and you are having sewer problems or waterline problems or any other utility underground then Jim Palmer is the name you need to know!   How about a load of topsoil,  call them for the best,  or fill dirt,  stone or sand!    Joining us Saturday beginning at 9:00 am.   will be Sean Brennan,  right hand man at JPX,  with all the information about this kind of work!

The program is heard every Saturday on  1370 WSPD,  or streamed live at: and also on 92.9 fm. . . and live remotely on I-Heart radio,  so you can listen from anywhere in the world!
Pictured with Jackie from Monday’s media day at the Marathon Classic is the #1 Ladies Golfer in the World and last year’s champion,  and only 20 years old,  Lydia Ko for New Zealand
R & J


Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Heading for Memorial Day

Summer is shaping up to be both eventful and exciting here on A Firm Foundation for Life,   after several weeks of very serious for “Life” topics it’s time for N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts to bring you events that make living here so special.   June of course features the 51st. Crosby Festival of the Arts,  with coverage on both June 10 and then the Festival coverage on June 24,  Rick and Jackie highlight over 15 years of Crosby coverage.   Then July Rick and Jackie take off for Alaska,  not just your typical tourist trip,  but a first hand report from the northern most settlement in North America,  Barrow,  Alaska,  with the largest concentration of Eskimos on Earth,  Saturday July 8th,  then on Saturday July 22 in Toledo,  the 31st. Marathon Classic,  now one of the premier spots for the LPGA in the U.S.   This Saturday Jim Decker will join us with a preview of the Classic,  and highlight the more than $10 million for local charities raised during the tournament’s history.

Tune in Saturday beginning at 9:00 am. . .  to 1370 WSPD or live stream at:  or remotely on I-Heart radio app.

Pictured with R &  J last Saturday in studio the guiding hands of Genacross Lutheran Services,   Kathy Lemmerbrock,  Denise Gannon,  and Rick Marshall.

R &  J

Undetstanding dementia and sowing grass

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Across the generations for 157 years Genacross Lutheran  Services has been providing compassionate care for the people of N. W. Ohio.  a mission that continues and provides services to over 3500 people every day!    Joining Rick and Jackie live this Saturday in studio,   Rick Marshall the head of this fine organization,  along with Denise Gannon in charge of Post-Acute and Long Term Care will provide us a glimpse into the day to day care people receive.   The program begins at 9:00 am.  and can be heard locally on  1370 WSPD,   is streamed on the internet at: and can be heard remotely with the I-Heart Radio app on your mobile device.

Pictured this week with Rick and Jackie is Dr. Cameron Camp who provided a wonderful presentation about dealing with dementia using Montessori teaching techniques in place of behavioral drug therapy.    In addition is the new house at 601 Jacqueline Place that got the lawn graded and seeded this week, just before last night’s rain.

R & J



A rainy night in Ohio

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Rain,  Rain,  go away!

Another rainy night in Ohio,  getting ready for a very important radio program this Saturday on A Firm Foundation for Life.   Joining us live on Saturday morning,  then he is coming to Bowling Green for a FREE program at the Montessori school Saturday evening,  Cameron Camp,  international author and expert on dementia intervention and cognitive intervention and aging.

Join us live on Saturday morning at 9:00 am.  on  1370 WSPD,  streamed live at:  or remotely on I-Heart media.    This program is a must if you have older family members even if there is no issues with memory aging brings on problems in more than 1/3 at 85 years old.

Cameron Camp has just released a new book,  “Hiding the Stranger in the Mirror”.

Rick and Jackie were joined on last week’s program with Dr. Terry Fondessy about blood and blood tests with Tim and Jhen who were visiting from New York.