I put this page together in August of 2008 to show some people
the members of my family that they didn't get to meet on a trip out here. I thought
as long as the page exists, I might as well make it part of my journal web site! The
dates and ages mentioned below have to be adjusted, since time has elapsed since I first
created this page!
Since I forgot to bring the photos I was going to bring with me
today, I thought I'd put up a web site to introduce you to my family:
This is my husband Walt, age 67, retired civil
engineer. He worked for the Department of Agriculture (Soil Conservation Service).
He retired 2 years ago. He did a lot of nothing for the first year of his
retirement, then started volunteering at his old office and now that Obama has freed up
funds for water resources projects again, he's now back at the office 2 days a week,
working 2/3 time--this time for money.
This is Jeri (Jerilyn Anne), our oldest, and her
husband at their wedding last year. The ceremony was held on the beach in Goleta
with my son Ned's wife officiating. The veil she is wearing is the same one I wore
at my wedding. In fact, it was worn by five different women since 1964, the two
friends Jeri and I went to Europe with, one of their daughters, myself, and now Jeri.
This is my oldest son, Ned, his wife Marta and their dog The Bouncer.
This is a surprisingly "normal" picture of Ned. It's not unusual to
see him look like this:
(He just had to have his front 2 teeth pulled because, after 30
years, they finally "died" -- he was hit in the mouth with a baseball during
Little League practice when he was 10 yrs old. His coach was his dentist, who rushed
him right off to his office and replaced the teeth and told him that he'd have to have
them replaced when he was about 18, but he made it to 41 with the original teeth.)
Laurel, Tom and Brianna. This was their
Christmas card picture last year and this is the pose that I have most of. Tom and
Bri doing "Bri's Trick."
I made web sites for both Paul and David
after their deaths. They aren't morbid. If you're interested, you can find
Paul's here and David's here. Paul was an actor
and after David died he started doing monologue shows as a way to work through his grief
at losing his baby brother. This was perhaps the most memorable part of his last
In this part he talks about David's death, and also about my sister's
death. But I prefer to remember him like this, his tribute to Julia Child!
Now you know more about my family than
you ever wanted to (and aren't you glad I forgot to bring my photos with me!)