Sunday, August 31, 2014

Those Were The Days My Friend

We thought they'd never end
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Life Magazine 1969

Friday, August 29, 2014

More On Bikes


"There's a certain amount of romance to bikes. They're both beautiful and utilitarian." - Dave Eggars



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Steal Away With Me

For just a minute let's let ourselves float away to somewhere dreamy...



Thank you Colleen for your cottage in Plymouth photo









Didn't that feel nice? Have a wonderful day!






Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Deep Gratitude



"At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from
another person.  Each of us has 
cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the 
flame within us." -Albert Schweitzer


Monday, August 25, 2014

Treat Yourself



"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats."  Iris Murdoch





 It's the little things that are the big things in life...




Peace and Love to you always.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Happy 33rd Anniversary to Us





To the Man I Married
Angela Manalang-Gloria
I
You are my earth and all the earth implies:
The gravity that ballasts me in space,
The air I breathe, the land that stills my cries
For food and shelter against devouring days.
You are the earth whose orbit marks my way
And sets my north and south, my east and west,
You are the final, elemented clay
The driven heart must turn to for its rest.
If in your arms that hold me now so near
I lift my keening thoughts to Helicon
As trees long rooted to the earth uprear
Their quickening leaves and flowers to the sun,
You who are earth, O never doubt that I
Need you no less because I need the sky!
II
I can not love you with a love
        That outcompares the boundless sea,
For that were false, as no such love
        And no such ocean can ever be.
But I can love you with a love
        As finite as the wave that dies
And dying holds from crest to crest
        The blue of everlasting skies.

The Pursuit of Happiness


"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."-Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1809-1865)

This link will take you to a delightful, concise and very clever look at a great man, Abraham Lincoln's, life. I hope you will be able to view this. This should have been the way I learned about history. It would have made it alot more meaningful and easier to retain.

http://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/in-love-with-a-lincoln/?em

Friday, August 22, 2014

It is a kind of "Once Upon A Time" love  story.  

Being born an ocean and worlds apart could not keep Matthew and Athena from meeting and falling in love.  They met almost the first weekend she landed in Cork, Ireland for her semester study abroad.  Mat was in Ireland for the first time and only for a weekend having flown in with friends from London.  It was the Autumn of 2008 and Athena was just about to turn twenty years old.  I believe one could categorize this as "Love at first sight."  Their romance has lasted as they've journeyed together across continents from then until now to establish a life together.  Today they will be married!  We wish them well as they go forward as husband and wife.  Here are a few photos to document their shared journey to this day.


Some glimpses from their journey together:

                                           Summer 2009 England

                                                     Wales summer 2009


 
Athena's 21st Birthday Claremont California  September 2009


January 2010 The Grand Canyon

Athena's college graduation party June 2010


August 2010 The big move to Sydney Australia
Sydney Australia  December 2010


2011 Athena turns 23 in Sydney Australia

2011 Vacation to Melbourne


          2012 Surfing San Clemente California  Spring visit home


May  2012 visit to Long Beach 

January 2013 Mat and Athena's visit home in California. Here they are at the
bench from the movie  "500 Days of Summer" 

June 2013 Athena and Mat at Aria's wedding in Madison, Wisconsin



2013 Mat takes Athena to Bali for her 25th birthday

Mat proposes to Athena in Bali September 2013



      "Happy Wedding Day to Athena and Mat!" 
 We love you both and wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy together. 

It is a kind of "Once Upon A Time" love  story.  

Being born an ocean and worlds apart could not keep Matthew and Athena from meeting and falling in love.  They met almost the first weekend she landed in Cork, Ireland for her semester study abroad.  Mat was in Ireland for the first time and only for a weekend having flown in with friends from London.  It was the Autumn of 2008 and Athena was just about to turn twenty years old.  I believe one could categorize this as "Love at first sight."  Their romance has lasted as they've journeyed together across continents from then until now to establish a life together.  Today they will be married!  We wish them well as they go forward as husband and wife.  Here are a few photos to document their shared journey to this day.


Some glimpses from their journey together:

                                           Summer 2009 England

                                                     Wales summer 2009


 
Athena's 21st Birthday Claremont California  September 2009


January 2010 The Grand Canyon

Athena's college graduation party June 2010


August 2010 The big move to Sydney Australia
Sydney Australia  December 2010


2011 Athena turns 23 in Sydney Australia

2011 Vacation to Melbourne


          2012 Surfing San Clemente California  Spring visit home


May  2012 visit to Long Beach 

January 2013 Mat and Athena's visit home in California. Here they are at the
bench from the movie  "500 Days of Summer" 

June 2013 Athena and Mat at Aria's wedding in Madison, Wisconsin



2013 Mat takes Athena to Bali for her 25th birthday

Mat proposes to Athena in Bali September 2013



      "Happy Wedding Day to Athena and Mat!" 
 We love you both and wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy together. 

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