Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What is wrong with this photo?

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Why do both Roberta and Andrew look unnaturally quiet?

S. J. Dailey

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Is it Sara Jean or Sarah Jane Dailey? I have two different photos - one with what appears to be Mother's handwriting indicating the latter. The other is a much fancier handwriting - I assume Aunt Virginia's. Anyway, one has the name spelled Sara Jean, one spelled Sarah Jane - or maybe it is a problem with the handwriting/reading.

I have posted a number of new photographs on the Picasa Web Album - trying to get the Ballantyne/Dailey photos up before the trip East. Those Daileys have the freckles - or at least had.

The photo with Rudisills, Roberta and Catherine is in the Picasa Web Album - was that actually taken at Grandma's/Granddad's? The steps don't look quite right to me.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

The Merry Shipwreck

This is connected to the blog post comments below and my profile photo (at least currently). I found the photograph with a review of Golden Books. I remember we had quite a few of those when we were growing up. Sort of an interesting write-up.

Glendale Public Library does not have The Merry Shipwreck - of course back in 1953 did Glendale have a library?
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day, HHU!

Babies, for reference, are: left column, Ginny; 3rd column SERENA; 4th Column, Wendy
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Monday, June 09, 2008

Flight updates

Google Desktop has a handy little widget that keeps track of airline flights. According to the widget the London-Phoenix flight left about 25 minutes late, so flight is slightly delayed.

I'm still not quite sure when I'll get to airport. I guess it just depends on when I leave, etc. Although now with flight delayed, especially, maybe could just leave at about 5pm and get there in time.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Traveler's Gift

I finished this book over the weekend. I especially liked the story of Chamberlain, the Union Soldier at Gettysburg, as he is a famous figure in "modern" Maine history. I'm not a believer in the theory that you are protected until your work is done though and a few of his other points also do not fit with my personal philosophy, but still a good motivating read! Thanks for the recommendation, Mom & Dad and Mary!
Annotation: Forty-six-year-old David Ponder feels like a total failure. Once a Fortune 500 company executive, he now works for minimum wage while his wife out-earns him cleaning houses. But just when he thinks he's hit bottom, David has an extraordinary experience. Traveling back in time, he meets leaders and heroes at crucial moments in their lives. From some of the wisest people who ever lived, he receives seven secrets for success - and a second chance.
Characters Name David Ponder Gender Male Age 46
Attributes: Married Father Unemployed At a midlife crossroads
Genre: Christian Fantasy Inspirational
Topics: Midlife crisis Automobile accidents Time travel Journeys Conduct of life Wisdom Life choices Fulfillment Success Faith

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ohio Suffrage History Postcard

This caught my eye this morning -- Hard to believe in these "modern" times that women weren't even allowed to vote 100 years ago!

Postcard with a color image of the Seal of Ohio with a woman's face in the center. The woman's face is framed by the rising sun and the slogan "Let Ohio Women Vote." The postcard was sent from Columbus, Ohio by Elizabeth J. House to Mrs. C. L. Martzolff in Athens, Ohio, 1915.
From the Ohio History Central Online Encyclopedia

Sunday, June 01, 2008


I've been enjoying my second weekend in a row OFF -- with a third coming up next weekend! And I'm a month closer to retirement today too! This week will also include a celebration of Jessica's graduation from Santana High School in Santee, CA, which we are planning to attend, accompanied by Wendy & KC. Otherwise I've been reading books about the Panama Canal, having totally become immersed in David McCullough's Path Between the Seas, I've been checking out what else might be available on the subject. Happy June to all!

Items from Uible photo album