Category Archives: Life

New beginnings


This Christmas will be the first Christmas without my mother; she passed away in February 2016. The holidays are rough without her and we are trying new traditions this year. Although the three of us kids are still grieving  – … Continue reading

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Santa Claus is coming to town – or Memories from my Dad’s Rotary Christmas Party


As a child between the years of 1960 to 1971, once a year my Dad would take us kids to his inclusive Rotary Club Annual Holiday Luncheon.  We would celebrate and eat lunch with the all the members of the … Continue reading

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Photo journal – Thankful


2016 – Trabuco Canyon, California  Thanksgiving Day  1976 – Anaheim, California  My immediate family 

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A well planned wedding


It does not matter the color scheme….. It does not matter what is served for dinner…. What does matter is the love between the bride and the groom – three weeks ago my son married the woman of his dreams. … Continue reading

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Life evolves


One of my most proudest moments is when my son, Cameron graduated from UCLA in 2006. Continue reading

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National Appreciation for Teachers


I would like to say thank you to my favorite teacher, Mr. Tom Dorosky from Loara High School in Anaheim, California.  Mr. Dorosky passed away (1999) but was an exceptional teacher.  He had a way of making his classroom (Political … Continue reading

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Photos of the day – a look back


The year was 1988, a photo of my first Volvo Station Wagon, what a great car!  We bought it used and here my son (at age 5) is posing in the driveway.

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Catherine Mary


My Mother, Catherine Mary passed away last month from heart failure.  She was an amazing mother! She was regal, classy, beautiful and most of all….an incredible mother for all of my 58 years on this planet.  She loved her children … Continue reading

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Having friends in your age group


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Family Wedding – July 2015


Two weeks ago – my brother, Gary married his beautiful bride, Cindy. What a blessed event, they both overcame obstacles and found a way to be happily ever after. After spending one week in Costa Rica relaxing – they are home … Continue reading

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