Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Elk Glen Lake Spring 2010

Rick's Dental Graduation and Induction Into the Army as Captain

This was one of the happiest days of my life. We met up with Rick's parents, enjoyed a picnic across the street in the park on a fabulous San Francisco day, and the reception had more fantastic food. Then we played board games at their apartment in the city around a huge, round table. It was an incredible day and I loved it. Since then Rick has lost his dad and Eve lost hers next. Rick served a year in Korea and two years in Germany as an army dentist.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Eight Months Ago Today

Michael passed away eight months ago. Too many memories flood my mind and bring more tears. He's in Paradise.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice

Welcome to summer, although it already feels like it with swimming, picnics and dancing at the concerts.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Social Web Sites and Smut of 20 Somethings

For over a year I've tried to gather e-mail addresses and FB pages for organizing an annual summer picnic beginning in 2009 of my mother's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Unfortunately I have been met with consternation and disappointment in the profanity, vulgarity and smut of the younger members of the family, as though they grew up with no spiritual or religious guidance and associate with others of the same vane. Whereas they're still invited to the picnics I have hidden them on my pages so that their bad language and that of their friends does not offend me.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Golden Jubilee Anniversary of 48-State Trip

Fifty years ago today my mother, younger sister and I left for a summer road trip that would take us to every contiguous state, Mexico and Canada. Happy Anniversary to Rose and me.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy 100th Birthday to Doris Eleanor Thomas, Our Mother

Mother was born 100 years ago today in Puyallup, Washington, and raised six children in Vallejo, California: Donald, Richard, Phillip, Joyce, Olivetta and Rosella. Today the family numbers 114 and yesterday we celebrated with a family reunion in Concord. I thank her for her adventuresome spirit, our travels together, and being baptized together 10 months before her untimely death at age 51-1/2 when I was 15. Happy Birthday Mother!