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Day 247


I am reblogging this post in memory of my Aunt Mary, who is the lady in the center. Today is her funeral in Kansas! Sure wish I could be there. She was a fine lady, indeed!

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My mother (Fannie Jane Beachy Miller) on left from Sarasota, Fl, Mary Beachy Miller (Mrs. David L. Miller) from Kansas in the center, and on the right, Esther Beachy Zook (Mrs. Henry Zook) from Kalona, Iowa where the three sisters grew up.  They are the daughters of Ananias Beachy and Ella Mae Shetler.  My mother is celebrating her 86th birthday today.  This photo was taken in the summer of 2006 in front of Henry’s house.  David’s had just arrived from Kansas, and Mom and I from Ohio.  I saw them greeting each other, noticed the similar dresses and decided this is a great photo-op and so here it is.

The Beachy Sisters!

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September 18, 1966, 48 years ago I met my good friend and wife!! I wasn’t sure where to go with this blog, so I thought re-blogging this one should work. If you want to hear a song, whose lyrics are very similar to our story, Google: “I heard a Bluebird Sing” and listen to it on U-tube! A very special day in my life! a 48 year friendship!

Originally posted on The Camerist's Collection:

This is my 1800th post, so I decided to give a tribute to my wonderful wife, who has been a faithful supporter of my photography hobby.  In fact since I had pulled out my life savings ($55 USD), when we got married in 1969, I couldn’t afford the camera I wanted so she paid for it!! It was a Mamiya/Sekor SLR! She had been working for a year and had some income, so I married “into money!” :-)   It hasn’t been the last time she has bought me equipment. Thanks, Darling for hanging in there with me!!


No, I didn’t buy these beautiful roses! They were on the table at the Restaurant in Siliguri where we had a snack before catching the bus for our journey back to Bangladesh.

marlandphotos-blog-photography-Sweetheart-SupporterThanks heaps to my wonderful wife of almost 45 years!

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September 4 is a day which I will always remember.  It is my mother’s birthday, and she is now 91 years old!  It is also the day we buried my father, 9 years ago!

Eid Holidays with many stores closed. A time to celebrate with friends.

A young Lad on Asad Avenue, near Town Hall, Mohammadpur, Bangladesh.


Two Cuties!



2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.


This crop is in a field in Holmes County.  My aunt didn’t know what it was. Can someone please identify it for me! Thanks, in advance!  Someone identified it as grain sorghum. Thanks!

Unknown Grain


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