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Geometry – A Bit of Alaska

In looking through family photos I came across a file called “A Bit of Alaska.” I felt the photos truly capture the spirit of the Weekly Photo Challenge “Geometry.” In 2005, my brother Raul and his wife Stacy celebrated their

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Uncategorized

Stories, Photographs and the Challenge to Write

Island Traveler has posted another great theme for the Weekly Image of Life: Stories and Photographs. His timing is perfect! I’ve been writing my blog for fourteen months. If you follow along you know that I often write stories about

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Posted in 2012, Autism, Musings, Personal, Special Needs, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Celebration!!!

Island Traveler has done it again!  He has provided the excellent theme of CELEBRATION! for the Weekly Image of Life. While trolling through family photos I came across some fantastic shots taken by my sister Alicia and her family. To

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Posted in 2012, Family, Personal, Uncategorized

Foreign

The Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Foreign. My grandmother, Carmen, was born in Mexico but she was a permanent resident of the United States. I was happily surprised when I discovered my mother had some of my grandmother’s Certificates of

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Posted in 2012, Family history, Personal, Uncategorized

Silhouette

The  Weekly Photo Challenge is Silhouette. The family photo gallery offers a very unique offering. What I’m about to share is one of the most important images that exists in the gallery! In my post, The Treasure Chest I shared

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Musings, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Smile!

Island Traveler shared a heartfelt story of a smile changing his day. It’s no surprise that he presents the theme SMILE! for the Weekly Image of Life! ******* There are plenty of pictures in the family gallery of people smiling…people

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Posted in 2012, Family, Musings, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Big

Last week’s  Weekly Photo Challenge Topic was BIG. I didn’t really have pictures of monuments or large objects…and my post Merge showcases the pictures I probably would have used. I wondered if I’d participate… …then my nephew’s wife posted a couple

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Posted in 2012, Family, Musings, Personal, Uncategorized

October Magic

Hello everyone!  I’m so glad I’m getting back to writing! For this post I decided to check out the theme from Island Traveler. As usual, he has provided a great theme for his Weekly Image of Life: “Discovering the Magic

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Posted in 2012, Family, Musings, Personal, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Phantom of Delight – Dad’s Point of View

Here is the continuation of yesterday’s post given from my dad’s point of view. It’s quite a contrast as you’ll soon see. If you have not seen the previous post, please take a look so you’ll have the right context! 

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Personal, Thoughts

Banana Curls – Mom’s Point of View

When I was at my parent’s house scanning family photos, I would occasionally come across a photo that would cause a certain reaction from my mom, but a very different reaction from my dad. Here is one such photo.  It’s

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Posted in 2012, Family, Family history, Musings, Personal

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