Here is a great photo of us at Christmas around 1956.
I have changed the way the photos display in the slide show format. Some pictures are just on a wall and others in the slide show. Due to the enormous volume of photos and time it took to put them all up, I have left many of the displays in the slide show format. Please let me know if you have concerns about a particular photo that is not displaying correctly and I will be happy to fix it.
As you probably noticed there are some issues with the slideshow displays. I am working on this problem and hope to have it all fixed by tomorrow night. Sorry about that.
Monica sent me two new pictures one of Maggie and one of Dale in uniform. I also found some more pictures of Maggie that I scanned previously.
Deanie celebrated her birthday in June 2010 at John’s house in Apple Valley. Tara, Theresa, Kathy, Michael and Ben drove there to celebrate with Deanie. I just found these pictures on my computer and thought you would enjoy seeing them.
Tara treated Monica and Pat to the cruise of a lifetime on the Carnival Fascination. The ship left from the Port of Jacksonville heading to the Bahamas on Nov. 26th and returned on Dec. 1. It was a fabulous trip!
Patti and Monica Cruising with Tara on the Fascination
Monica and Pat went on a cruise with Tara as her guests on the Carnival Fascination. The ship left from the Port of Jacksonville on Nov. 26th sailing to the Bahamas and returned on Dec. 1st.
I drove from our house in Sierra Vista to Phoenix and picked up cousin Mary Ruth Lally Plooster. We then drove to Theresa’s house in Oceanside, CA., where we all celebrated Kathy’s birthday, with her husband Mike and son Ben.
Our cousin, Mary Ruth, has supplied the photos in the gallery below. Bob and I went to visit Mary Ruth and her husband, Merlin, on 12 23 2011. Some of the pictures are really old and show, among other things, our grandmother in 1920 and Aunts Winnie and Monica with Grandma on a trip to Washington, D.C.
Mary Ruth (Lally) Plooster
Photos supplied by our cousin, Mary Ruth (Lally) Plooster. She is the daughter of our Uncle Don (Dad's brother).
It was a joyous day, October 22nd, 2011 when we welcomed Sue Castanga into our family as the bride of Mike Large.
Castanga Large Wedding
Photos from the wedding of Sue Castanga to Mike Large October 22, 2011 in The Villages, Florida
Monica celebrated her 70th birthday in August 2010 with family and friends at the Villages in Florida. The video below was shot by Sue and Mike Large and captures some wonderful shots of Sue singing several songs and Kathy singing to Mike to celebrate their anniversary. Also, some great footage of all the sisters dancing. As I could not be there, it was really terrific for me to be able to see the video of the event. However, due to a glitch on the tape, I could not get all the footage transferred. It ends abruptly during the opening of the presents. Still, it’s a terrific video with great shots of everyone.
I just located 99 pictures of Monica’s 70th birthday and have put them into the slideshow below.