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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!!

Bride and Groom

With me!

Bride with my wife (Groom’s Grandmother)

20,000 Days since Alice and I met back on September 18, 1966. Our lives haven’t been the same since!! First day of Summer, and National Selfie Day are eclipsed by our special day! We’ve lived in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Ohio. We also lived in Northwestern Ontario and Dhaka, Bangladesh! I have worked in 4 different hospitals as a Medical Technologist. Alice worked in three hospitals as an LPN. I was also Principal at four different schools. I piloted little two-seater planes in NW Ontario for 440 hours. We have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and three grandsons. We have hiked in the Southern Rockies, as well as the mountains of the Banff, Jasper, Waterton and Glacier National Parks. We have hiked the Grand Canyon three times, the foothills of the Swiss Alps, and the Himalayas. We’ve hike in the Smokies, and a volcano in Bali. We have slept under the stars at the Upper Chukuni near Red Lake, and on the sandy desert of Western India near Jaisalmer. We were both saved from drowning, and Alice is a Cancer Survivor!! God has been good!!! As the plaque says on our porch, “Welcome to our Porch, where we enjoy the lazy days of summer!” If you want to hear more of our story, we could oblige you. Maybe even a cup of coffee, or ice tea! If you from another state or country, we have spare bedrooms also! P.S. We got married 1,000 days after we met!

Birthday Celebration

My Mother and Grandson having fun celebrating their birthdays! 96 & 20

I was planning to post a fantastic post yesterday!! Didn’t happen! Maybe too busy with Birthday celebration! 🙂 Yesterday was my 71st birthday, as well as World Photography Day. Interestingly enough, World Photography Day started 9 years before I was born! For those who care, I will describe the cake! First a layer of chocolate brownie, holes punched in it and raspberry jello poured over the brownie cake. Then a layer of thickened red raspberries, and white chocolate pudding with whipped topping for icing. It was quite tasty. I guess they thought I might not be able to blow out 71 candles with one blow! Have a great day, as I am starting my 72nd year.



Happy Birthday, U.S.A.

Photos taken with Canon 7D, ISO 3200, 28mm, f/16, and 1/80 sec.


I wish a Happy Bengali New Year to All My Friends in Bangladesh!

I confess I was busy getting my income tax report ready to file to meet tomorrow’s deadline. I guess I do have an automatic 2 month extension, but I’d rather not take it.  Anyway, we heard marchers outside on the street, so I headed out and grabbed a rickshaw to catch them on Sir Sayeed Rd.  Then I decided since I was out to go to Manik Mia, so I asked the rickshaw wallah to take me there (http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/nation-mingles-with-baishakh-colours/) .  The lanes on both sides of the median were painted the whole way from Mirpur Rd. to the circle where Manik Mia splits.  It was nice to take a break and see the festive air of the city.  The photo of me was taken by the rickshaw wallah!

I hope this is a great year for Bangladesh in spite of the many hartals, demonstrations, etc. recently.


Photo taken by Rickshaw Wallah!

Photo taken by Rickshaw Wallah!

On Sir Sayeed Rd

On Sir Sayeed Rd

Elephant on Rickshaw Van

Elephant on Rickshaw Van

A night's work!

A night’s work!




I'm not sure about this!

I’m not sure about this!

Big Smile

Big Smile

Young Bihari

Young Bihari

A colourful procession, plus cultural functions added to the glitzy twist of the University’s celebration.

This bus was included in the colorful procession.