Sunday, March 26, 2006

Pat's Birthday

Pat. He cooked for us at the yacht club.

Good cake!





Laurie & Steven.

Katie Darling ... good picture ... shows her sunny disposition.

Good cake! ... has Steven's UNdivided attention.


One wall of the yacht club is covered with pennants from other clubs.

This photo gives some idea of the dreariness of the day ... first time I ever saw the lake completely deserted ... cold and rainy.

Steven, budding ventriloquist.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Bruce & Mary Fuhr's Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary

Here are Bruce & Mary.

One of Bruce alone.

Bruce's sister, Midge, and her husband

There was a lot of banter about who took the better picture. I think hers is better. Joe & Mary Jernigan.

This little darlin' was up way past his bedtime. Come to think of it, Mom and Dad don't look real lively either. Bruce & Mary's granddaughter, Mary, her husband and sleepy Zane.

These three girls had perfect manners all night and they seemed to enjoy each other immensely. All three had major redeye in the picture. I'll write about how I fix this. Bruce & Mary's great-grandkids.

The beautiful girl had her chin in her hands ... fingers covering her face. I had to ask her twice to let the camera see her. This is the result. Bruce & Mary's oldest greatgrandchild, Antigua.

"Sure," he said, "Go ahead. Take our picture." Sonja & Donny Meyer.

I told her she would love this picture. Cathy & Melvin Just.

Russell and Michelle Wright. Russ belonged to the same Boy Scout troop as my boys. He's now a firefighter in Grand Prairie.

Junior & Barbara Cato.

This is the missing boy. When I first went around the room, he was off playing with some other boys. I guess the food lured him back. Major redeye in this photo also. Granddaughter Susan and her son, Daniel.

Mianqi offered to take a picture of Nita and me. It's at the end. Mianqi and Philip Rushing.

Kirk England is our recently elected state representative.

Kirk's wife, Marcy.

John Olsen and Alice Jenkins.

Cheerful family who sat across the table from us. Ivan & Frances Coghlan and their daughter.

In the first picture both had their eyes closed. His were closed in both. Good picture of her. Bruce & Mary's son, Jim, and his wife, Doris.

Colleen's husband was in Bulgaria buying an (another) airplane. That's a whole 'nother story.

The little boy didn't want me to take his picture. So only the back of his head will go down in history. The girl seems to be taking a dim view of his fuss ... both greatgrandkids.

Judge Bruce and Jan.

Bruce sketched the chapel where he and Mary were married.

Jerry & Leslie Avery.


Nita and Bill.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Nita's Birthday

Nita and I. Her blink reflex is so fast that it's hard to get a picture of her with her eyes open. The corsage is a couple of small red carnations.

Our friend Marvina was sick. Her husband came. Consider some space reserved here for a picture of Fred & Marvina. Our friend, Ellen, had to work. Her husband came. I'll get a picture of them to go in this reserved space as well.

This next couple is Howard & Georgene. I've known Howard for about 20 years. He works as a programmer for CompUSA. In his copious spare time, he gives violin lessons and sells stringed instruments by mail order - violins, violas and cellos. He does minor luthier work to improve the quality of the instruments. He's going to learn to rehair bows. After her kids grew up, Georgene not only finished her degree but went on to get a Masters. She now has her own CPA firm (and four grandchildren).

(Son) Pat & Laurie were the cover story for the surprise. We frequently have dinner with them in the same restaurant. Pat & Laurie teach in the Lewisville Independent School District. Nita says the party was a total surprise. All the guests were cooperative.

We've known Steve and Denise for almost forty years. We met in Greenville, TX ... worked together in Arlington, TX ... two places in Dallas. Our kids are about the same age. Steve has retired from the software wars.

We met our friends Walter & Joyce thru Optimists. Both of them were presidents of our club. Walter is a retired FAA engineer. Joyce teaches in Grand Prairie.

Our friends, David & Jo, are still in Optimists and they were in Abilene for a convention. I'll get a picture of them for inclusion here.