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2001:   Diamonds and Stones
2002:  In a Whirlwind
2003:  The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of
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2006:  Puppy Whupped
2007: 8 Days and Counting
2008:  Hungry and Grumpy

2009:  Wait, Wait...

2010:  The Missing Gene
2011:  Very, Very "Martian"

2012:
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mail to Walt

THE RUSE

20 February 2013

Well, this is going to be posted very early because I have to have it up before noon, when I usually post around 6 p.m.  It's all because of the ruse.

Jeri is at my mother's and texted me that my mother wanted to know if I wanted to come down and "hang out with them" today.  Well, I'm supposed to take her to the doctor tomorrow and I didn't want to drive down there two days in a row.  Also, I'm having lunch with a friend today.  It's already been rescheduled once and I didn't want to reschedule again,  so I said no.

Then I got another text where Jeri said that my mother's idea had been that I would spend the night.  Oh dear....it sounded like she was really lonely, but I really didn't want to go and spend the night.  While I was trying to explain that in text, the phone rang and it was my mother, asking me to come down and spend the night.

I was hemming and hawing when she handed the phone to Jeri, who said "see, we thought if you could come down Grandma and I could have our gin and tonics and you'd be the designated driver to take me to the bus stop at night so I can get to the airport."  Or words to that effect.

It became very clear.  Jeri was worried about my mother driving her into downtown late at night and if I came down, there would be a good excuse for her not to, since my mother won't hear of Jeri taking a bus or cab to the transit bus station.   I understood completely.  So I'm going to San Rafael so we can avoid my mother having to drive late at night.

In the meantime, since I have no real "content" for this entry, here are the 3 generation pictures from the party on Saturday.  We started out at Newman Center with five couples and this is what we have created

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The whole Pinata Group there.

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The First Generation
(2 have died, one left the group when they divorced, one wasn't able to come)

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The Second Generation + spouses (many missing)
(I love that on the TV monitor in back is the pumpkin pie movie)

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The Third Generation (several missing)

Can you tell how much I love all these guys.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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The Whole Party

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