Category: Friends


Reminiscing

Thinking of my mother today, since it is the anniversary of the day, a year ago, that we laid her to rest! She taught us the love of puzzling, which is a pleasant memory I had putting puzzles together with my sister, Lillian in August of this year, while vacationing in California!

September 18, 1966, the day I met this lovely young lady! That started our relationship, and we “never looked back!” We have been married 53 years, and are looking to many more great years together. Alice had seen me on a bus on September 17. She had observed that a young lady got on the bus, and she saw me give up my seat for her. She never thought more of it, until she met me the next day! National Wife Appreciation Day, also falls on September 18, this year! I appreciate all the miles my wife has traveled with me, supporting me in so many ways! This photo was taken on the East Coast of the U.S. From the hat, you can tell that we also climbed the trek up to Poon Hill in Nepal, which was a part of our 40th wedding anniversary!

We met at college

Courted for one-thousand days

Then wedded for life

Spartansburg, PA.

Joe!

This post was for you, Joe!! Great afternoon of reminiscing at my wife’s H. S. 56th Class reunion.

Special Birthday

It is nice to spend time with my Sister, Lillian in California. We have had 6 great days together, with 2 more, before we head East again! And great to be here to celebrate my 74th birthday with Lillian and her family!!

I met Ruth on the Mist Trail that leads up to the Half-Dome and Vernal Falls. This photo was on the Footbridge with Vernal Falls behind us. She was friendly and encouraging. I also met a couple from England, as well as a young man from England. I hiked this trail and the Mirror Lake trail in the Yosemite Valley, for a total of 6.5 miles including the walk from the parking lot, and returning halfway to the trail entrance to make sure the van was locked. It hadn’t been locked!

Three Reactions!

Amusing: Three reactions when they see the telephoto lens pointed in their direction!

Before I see the bird!

My Fav T-Shirt, and Mug, Both Gifts From Friends

My wife and I go walking on a local trail. I see a bird, I try to photograph it, check it out with my binoculars, and before I know it she is far down the trail. After some 30 minutes I look into the distance, and I see her returning! She We are both in our “happy places!”

4 am cleaning off the car; bkfst with friends, and then picking up some of my boss’s family, and birding. Obviously we could set up the scope on the road, since it was flooded and nobody was going on past this point. Saw many birds, but only one new bird! It always felt good to get back in to the car, to travel to the next site.

Friends

Friends are a treasure

To be loved and cherished

With shared memories

No hat rack available! A gentleman had passed on, and people were coming to pay their respects. I had taken some people, since I do taxi work for the Amish, and I was watching the people come and go. All of a sudden there was a gust of wind, and most of the hats blew my way, one of them even blowing onto the road! I rescued the hat, and put them all in a safer place, out of the wind! It is an important part of the culture. As I was outside my vehicle, after rescuing my cousin’s son, came over to visit, as well as another good friend, who had brought her parents. Some people walked, others rode bikes, and some came in their surreys, and some called a taxi, like my passengers. Have a great week!

Old Friends

September 18! A memorable Day indeed. 55 years ago I met a lovely girl, who 1,000 days later became my wife!! We are old friends for sure!