Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas

On the Road Again: Music, Lights, and Family

My niece Amelia as Jo in the musical Little Women at the Hart Theater in Hillsbourgh. Oregon. She was the understudy for all four of the March sister roles but starred as Jo for one performance. Of course I had to be there to see her shine. She was fabulous.

Zoo Lights at the Oregon Zoo in Portland, Oregon. A fun evening.

Two of my sisters who also traveled to Portland. Amelia’s mom, on the left, is from Alaska. My sister on the right is from Southern California. I returned there yesterday with her to spend Chtistmas. Two of my five sisters. So wonderful to spend time with them.

Celebrate Me Home

Home for the Holidays

The last two photographs were taken after both my parents had passed away and there was no home to go home to anymore. I still try to spend Christmas with at least one of my siblings and other family. Family, forever.

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Down on the Farm

Grandpa and his Holsteins

My father grew up on a farm in Northwest Minnesota, near a small town called Foxhome. My grandfather was a grain and dairy farmer and had a herd of holsteins. Grandpa was a tall, handsome man of few words, and he worked hard every day. Life was not easy when you had a house full of  kids and cows that needed milking. He appears to have been hosting a meeting of local dairy farmers. When I was young, I loved to go visit the farm and the cows. Grandpa sold off the herd in late-1960s. My dad took these photos about 1948/1950 when he was home for a college break. He used a camera he had purchased while in the army after World War II.

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Thursday’s Special’s August Words

Street Art, Porto, Portugal

Ursine

 

Looking into the Douro Valley, Portugal

Earthward

 

Impala Herd, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Coeval

 

My nephew’s Wedding, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 2019

Connubial

 

My nephew’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor, LaGrange, New York, August 2019

Adorned

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On the Road Again: Garden Fresh

Fresh from the vine tomatoes from my sister’s garden in upstate New York.

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