Thursday, September 30, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
I know this guy named Dwight,
whose life, so he says, has been quite a plight.
He struggled, he loved, he laughed, he taught,
He desired, among other things to never be caught
Without the newest or "funnest" gadgets his siblings had first,
Or to be last on the list to be told the "latest dirt". (so what does rhyme with first?)
Over the years he has tried,
to be whatever being "big brother" implied.
Setting an example for all to contemplate,
Should I? Or shouldn't I, Oh, I think I'll just wait
To see if he's serious before I take the bait.
Multi-level bargains, wigs and pantyhose, and a calming potion,
Are just some of the adventures he helped put in motion.
But when all is said and done,
What would I change? Not one.
We have shared laughter and tears,
Dreams, frustrations and fears,
And since today is the start of your new year,
My wish for you is quite sincere.
May you continue to find laughter, and see the good in each day,
No matter what challenge may come your way,
Your life is a gift, that makes our lives more complete
So, please, be a good boy, go rub Vicks on your feet.
Enjoy lots of birthday treats, and get a good night's rest,
BYU plays tomorrow, you need to be at your best.
(Ok, dumb attempt, but am out of photos! Happy Birthday, Dwight. It was fun seeing you for a few minutes yesterday. I hope you made it home safe and sound. Love you, Annie)
Monday, September 13, 2010
Is Anna in this picture? One would have to study Cezch photography history to see what the possibilities are. The original of the picture was shown to Shannon's researcher by the husband of current owner of the property. The reseracher was told that several CHALDEK generations lived at the farm. Whether Anna is in the picture or not, the surroundings, clothing, buildings, etc. would have been nearly the same.
Just a quick glance at websites concerning photography history in eastern Europe lets us know that taking this picture was a big deal.
Friday, September 10, 2010
The three innocents sitting on the fence. This picture was taken in August of 1955, when we all went with Mother to Valley up the South Fork of the Shoshone River to scope out the possibility of her teaching in this remote area for a year. The picture had faded badly, and my program was not sophisticated enough to recover colors, but you can see the happy faces of Steve, Ann, and (more grown-up) Judy. This picture brings back a lot of memories.