Category: Friends


My Brother Visits

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A great weekend catching up with my brother! Had to at least get one photo before leaving for the airport!

September 18, 1966 was a day of transition, being the day, I met my wife! Actually, the Sunday “Gazette Mail” newspaper of Charleston, West Virginia had a headline- Transition. Trivia: If you work at $9.13/hr for a year, your salary would be $19,000! 

We’ve lived in 22 different homes over the years, but maybe I am getting it mixed up with having been in 22 different countries!

Thanks, Darling for knocking me off of my feet (College Sweethearts)!  You can tell numbers, so I was tickled to find out that we courted for exactly 1,000 days before marriage.

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Friends

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Friends enjoying some of my daughter-in-law’s Bengali cuisine at my Grandson’s birthday party!

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1966: The setting is in Harrisonburg, Va., situated in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Alice and I arrived at the same Professor’s home to get acquainted with other new college students the day before our Freshman classes began. After a nice afternoon, some games, and pizza, we ended up walking back to our respective dorms together. We decided to meet after the Sunday evening vespers and play ping ping. The Student Center wasn’t open yet, so we sat on the steps and chatted. That was the beginning, and the rest is history!

2018: Now after 49 plus years of marriage, the setting is Millersburg, Ohio.  We woke, checked our devices, had devotions, and at sunrise headed for the local trail for an hour walk, plus some other exercises. Returned home, changed clothes, and stopped for the Bargain Hunter paper, and on to the Post Office to send off our application for our Passport renewals.  Then we went to see my 95-yr-old Mother, and being hungry we headed for Nana’s Kitchen near Holmesville, and had a nice brunch. Then it was on to Buzzard’s Family Shoes in Loudonville for some insoles for my shoes.  Returning home it was nap time for me, followed by a fun time having Alice read me all the texts from Alice’s grade schoolmates, as they reminisced their early school days at Sparta School in Spartansburg, Pa.! I decided to fill the hummingbird feeder, and also the dining room window bird feeder. Soon it was supper time, followed by preparing this blog post.

This is a memorable day indeed

The setting for the photo was in the Valley of the Five Lakes, in Jasper National Park in Alberta!  July 2017

Had a great time yesterday, fishing with my brother, Harry!!!

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And 70th Birthday to myself!!! 🙂 Nice to have a birthday on this “Holiday!”

Happy “If you are truly successful in capturing the pulse of life, then you can speak of a good photograph.”  Rene Burri

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Looking into the future, now that we are “septuagenarians!”

 

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With my oldest son!

 

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With my youngest son!

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The Hochstetlers!

I decided not to overload my blog with photos, of all the many friends we have around the world!  We cherish all our friendships!!

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. Marcel Proust

Smiles All Around

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We are enjoying time with special guests!

Farewell Flower From Lucia

Small but mighty! I was given this “flower” from a little girl as I said good-bye to her! Thanks, Lucia!

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Bengali ladies show their ready smiles!

2017 Finishes Up

I don’t remember whether we ever walked together in the rain, but we sure walked many miles together! Thanks, to my dear wife for being by my side through another great year! Lots of precious memories!

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