Category Archives: Family

A Girl and Her Horse

Our granddaughter Riley recently experienced her first “horse” ride. Thomas used to love riding it until he outgrew it, but he was gracious when Riley got big enough to ride it. He and my Beloved shared in Riley’s delight at … Continue reading

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A Basket Full of Fun

Our grandsons Zachary, Alexander, and Raiden are playing pirate. Be careful or they might steal your heart, as they’ve stolen mine. With Love, Russ

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A Great Day

Yesterday my Beloved, our daughter-in-law Erika, and I took Thomas and, Wonder Woman, err, I mean Riley to a Halloween-themed train ride, a ride on a carousel (we looked for Flora Belle the carousel horse but she must have been … Continue reading

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Brian and our 38th Wedding Anniversary

  I confused a lot of people by the way I wrote my post about our son’s promotion ceremony. Brian was the son being promoted. Our other son Ben was there to ┬áhonor him. I apologize for the confusion. Above … Continue reading

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A Major Celebration

My Beloved Heidi, our son Ben, and our grandson Thomas just returned from a whirlwind (6,000 miles in three days) trip to Maryland to experience our son Brian’s pinning ceremony and his taking the oath of office as a Major … Continue reading

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Oh Boy! OBon!

My family and I went to two OBon festivals this month. Obon is a Japanese festival that honors deceased ancestors. Over time, in the part of California where we live, it has taken on more of a flavor of a … Continue reading

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Volcanic Birthday

My Beloved chose to celebrate her birthday a few days early at a nearby Japanese steak house. The reason for the venue? Our grandson Thomas had been there once before and loved seeing “the Volcano” the chef made out of … Continue reading

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