Category Archives: family matters

retired at 81+

My cousin Helen Katherine might not appreciate me telling her age, so I’ll just give a hint that she is exactly ten years older than I am. (I’ll be 72 in July.) What makes her age remarkable though is that … Continue reading

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self-portraits

I wish I had a way to track how long ago John Williams painted this portrait of himself but I can guess it was when he studied art at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. (He graduated in … Continue reading

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macy brothers

The title of this post might be all that’s necessary to tie together these three photos.

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celebrating 40 in hawaii

Not long ago I promised pictures of Hawaii, and I always keep my promises, right? Keep in mind, I was not in Hawaii to take these pictures; I stole them from social media. Here’s the whole group—21 in all! They are … Continue reading

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carlson sons

So here’s what Ben and Taylor are up to. T flew to Denmark to “get his learn on” — training on a new piece of lab equipment. Pretty cool opportunity to see another country. Especially Scandinavia! This is how we … Continue reading

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james

Today is Quinn’s birthday, which brings her Facebook wall to life with well wishes. This is especially affirming for the mother who brought her into the world, though I can’t really take credit for much of what she has become. … Continue reading

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last prom

You can hardly blame me for wanting to show off such beauty. I’m struggling to choose the right descriptor. Gorgeous? Exquisite? Sensational? Breathtaking? Her mom chose “stunning” when she texted the pictures of Marissa and Kaden. The cool part: What … Continue reading

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