Wednesday, April 25, 2012 is our dad's 100th birthday. He married Adine in 1945. Daughter JoAnne arrived in 1948 and I showed up in 1954. In 1959 we moved into a home with a view on east bench of Bountiful. In 1963 dad died of cancer. We had nine wonderful years together. Mom died in 2010. I like to think they're together again. Meanwhile two more generations are on the scene. Grandsons Brandon Joseph Casey and Joseph Russell Finlinson carry on his good name. And he now has four great grandsons: Ethan and Ronan Casey, and Owen and Finn Hodgkinson.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Since landing there a few times, I decided to join up, so I've now got a little bio there and posted a couple of pictures I had to Adine's entry and some text to Dee's. While aggregating Dee's stuff in the great condo sale prep, I found the URL, login and password to his Dee's Believe It blog from 2004-2005. It was nice to read some of Dee's strong opinions again and I took the liberty putting in a link to his photo and Find a Grave info.
Posted by rfin at 11:51:00 PM
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
ARUP blood services asked me to donate platelets a few years ago. They hooked me up to their machine, my blood pressure dropped within a few minutes and the donation came to premature end. My donor file was marked, "Whole Blood Only." But last week, as someone was combing through some database searching for the ideal platelet donor, my file emerged as one of the good matches for a particular need. ARUP called and asked me to try again. This afternoon I did. The whole process worked smoothy. I wonder if they'll remove that "Whole Blood Only" designation from my record.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
South Mountain Resort near Phoenix might
stand-in for an island paradise, depending on your
camera angle. I shot this on a business trip in 2007.
A key element of the of the story is that the Tahitian imagery Gauguin conveyed in his paintings wasn't true to reality. "It's widely accepted that artists reinterpret reality, but the trouble is that Gauguin (1848-1903) insisted that his depictions of island life were true — factual representations of a serene, sensual, primitive place. The French tourist industry was something of a co-conspirator in this; it wanted tourists to travel to the Polynesian colonies," reports Stamberg.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Rooting for BYU's Sex Ban
by Jonathan Zimmerman
Posted by rfin at 3:33:00 PM