My colleague and friend gave me this card that’s she’s been saving for when she’d see me.
She’s had it for me for a year, for my retirement last June.
We gathered together for another colleague’s retirement Thursday evening.
I love that she gave it to me tonight and I’m reading the message on the little change purse.
Plus a nice gift card to spend at the bookstore. Wow! It’s a feel good message all around and never too late. Fun to receive.
Great photo. Great card.
Hope you don’t mind my posting it.
People at Work Series.
From the April wedding in Austin, Texas.
David Lujan co-owner(with his wife) & curator of Black Lagoon: art+ yoga and artist. He tended the bar at the wedding celebration and made the little fairy chairs out of the champagne tops. He was sketching a tree house for his daughter, as I remember. I must carry a reporter’s notebook to write down the details.
Available light portrait of David Lujan
The Fairy Chairs he created from the champagne bottle tops.
Count the places you see numbers.
Numbers tell time
Reading Terminal Philadelphia
Numbers keep score
LazerKraze Columbus Ohio
Numbers on a bus, train, trolley or flight number
Numbers to phone
Numbers to remember
Numbers to celebrate
Numbers identify players and participants
Numbers for weight and price per item or pound
Numbers determine which lane you swim in and times determine which ribbon or medal you receive
Numbers from another time, WW2, a ration book
Numbers to play
Numbers found in odd places
I was invited to attend the Etna Memorial Day Ceremony at 7:30 AM today.
Mary Ellen’s mother’s home is on High Street in Etna next to this hillside cemetery. Her grandmother hostessed the party decades before. Our hostess today was Ruth Gubanic. She continues the tradition in memory of her brothers. She had three brothers who served: two in WWII and one in the Korean War. She honors all three on Memorial Day. Their names are Will, Eddie and Rayme.
All of the Veterans’ names will be added after the initial post because I don’t want to mess up spelling or misidentifying anyone…but I also know they are eager to see some of the photographs from today. I have created a separate Etna Memorial Day Parade album on Flickr and as soon as it is edited a bit, I will post that link as well.
It was an honor and a privilege to document the ceremony today.
You can see our gracious hostess Ruth in the front row.
The Grand Marshall of the Parade -Jim Oehling
During the ceremony there was a “flyover”- of honking geese
This gentleman is Rick Stefanick, and he is going to help me identify all the other participants with their correct names. Thank you, Rick.
Jim Brokenbek (l) from Post 106 and Rick Stefanick.
Friends for more than forty years, ready to march in the parade.
Richard Hudak is the Firing Squad Master
Mary Ellen and her mother Ruth
For a few more photos, here is a link to the Flickr Album
St. Patrick Church Columbus Ohio.
Arriving at the church. Mark, Anna and Maura. Michael’s hiding.
Maura on the way into church.
Aunt Linda gives Maura a kiss when she arrives from Pittsburgh.
Godmother Laura With her family Pap and Grandma Marlene
Sisters-in-law Laura James and Charles Taken by a nice lady who had a camera- so I asked her if she would mind taking the whole clan.
Happy 90th Birthday to the Queen of England today.
My sister sent me a package to cheer me. The unexpected box was waiting for me on the porch when I got home this afternoon.
My friend V was with me and got to share the experience and fun first hand. Vincie asked, “Who thinks to make such things?”
I had to video her waving so you could get the full effect. The solar panel is at the top of her handbag. No battteries necessary.
From our Austin adventure although I’ve been home a week and a day.
I always like to photograph interesting signage. Urban communication.
Chris, my friend’s son, drove by Ruth’s Partyland as slowly as he could while I tried to catch it with my camera.
Then the next time around he actually pulled into the parking lot. I never made it inside to photograph the pinatas. And I read they had Mexican candy, too. I was so disappointed.
Saturday night at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, Austin, Texas. The wedding celebration continues……………..
Champ enjoys being with the bride and groom
A special birthday wish for a good friend, blog follower, dog lover (actually all animals) and former colleague. Bonnie! We taught together at Greenfield School.
And we worked the After School Program together for about 5 years. I can’t tell you how many students she taught to swim.
Another of our friends hosted a fun surprise party and we gathered together to honor Bonnie as she celebrates 75!
May your birthday wish come true.
Here’s Bonnie surrounded by former colleagues and friends. Surprise!
Arleen took the one on the left so I could be in it, too. Thanks Arleen.
Happy Birthday Bonnie. Love, Rutie