Slide show format

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.

Pat

Photo display issues

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.

Pat

New pictures of Dale and Maggie

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’s birthday party in 2010

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.

Deanies birthday in June 2010

Deanie celebrated her 68th 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.

Monica and Pat Cruise with Tara on the Fascination

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.

Monica and Pat boarding the ship
Monica and Pat boarding the ship
Pat's closeup
Pat's closeup
Monica and Tara on formal night
Monica and Tara on formal night
Pat and birds at Ardastra Gardens and Zoo
Pat and birds at Ardastra Gardens and Zoo
Monica and Pat on formal night
Monica and Pat on formal night
Beautiful flamingos
Beautiful flamingos
More beautiful birds
More beautiful birds
Pat and birds
Pat and birds
Cruise ships
Cruise ships
Monica and the Fascination
Monica and the Fascination
Pat and Monica on the dock
Pat and Monica on the dock
Amazing sunset at sea
Amazing sunset at sea
Pat and Monica at dinner
Pat and Monica at dinner
Fascination Lido deck at night
Fascination Lido deck at night
Fascination lobby elevators
Fascination lobby elevators

Kathy’s 57th Birthday party at Theresa’s house

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.

Patti, Kathy and cousin Mary Ruth

Patti, Kathy and cousin Mary Ruth

Grandma Patti and Grandson Ben

Grandma Patti and Grandson Ben

Mary Ruth (Lally) Plooster

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).

Merlin and Mary Ruth Plooster
Merlin and Mary Ruth Plooster
Don Lally and Dale Lally
Don Lally and Dale Lally
Don Glenn Lally Jr. 1940
Don Glenn Lally Jr. 1940
Don Lally Jr first communion
Don Lally Jr first communion
Don Lally Jr 1958
Don Lally Jr 1958
Don Lally Jr. 1950
Don Lally Jr. 1950
Don Lally Sr. 1954
Don Lally Sr. 1954
Don Lally Jr 1940
Don Lally Jr 1940
Don Lally Jr 1958
Don Lally Jr 1958
Merlin Plooster's grandparents
Merlin Plooster's grandparents
Grandma Lally 1920
Grandma Lally 1920
Kathryn Jane McClear (Mary Ruth's Mom)
Kathryn Jane McClear (Mary Ruth's Mom)
Kenneth and Don Lally 1928
Kenneth and Don Lally 1928
Mark and Summer Plooster 1972 (Mary Ruth's kids)
Mark and Summer Plooster 1972 (Mary Ruth's kids)
Mary Lally 1923
Mary Lally 1923
Mary Ruth Lally First Communion
Mary Ruth Lally First Communion
Merlin and Mary Ruth 3
Merlin and Mary Ruth 3
Bob Patten
Bob Patten
Merlin and Mary Ruth Plooster
Merlin and Mary Ruth Plooster
Merlin and Mary Ruth 5
Merlin and Mary Ruth 5
Merlin and his brother Dennis 1953
Merlin and his brother Dennis 1953
Merlin Plooster
Merlin Plooster
Merlin and Mary Ruth Plooster 1
Merlin and Mary Ruth Plooster 1
Merlin and Mary Ruth Plooster 2
Merlin and Mary Ruth Plooster 2
Patti and Mary Ruth
Patti and Mary Ruth
Rolland Othick Jr 1944
Rolland Othick Jr 1944
Aunt Ruth and Buddy 1944
Aunt Ruth and Buddy 1944
Mary Ruth and Merlin
Mary Ruth and Merlin
Aunt Winnie, Grandma Lally and Aunt Monica 1935
Aunt Winnie, Grandma Lally and Aunt Monica 1935
Aunt Winnie, Grandma Lally and Aunt Monica
Aunt Winnie, Grandma Lally and Aunt Monica

Castanga-Large Wedding

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

Mike and Sue Large
Mike and Sue Large
Family in Church
Family in Church
Sue and Mike in Radio Flyer
Sue and Mike in Radio Flyer
Sue and family
Sue and family
Castanga Family and Wedding Party
Castanga Family and Wedding Party
Large Family
Large Family
Wedding Party
Wedding Party
Mary Ann, Patti, Monica, Deanie
Mary Ann, Patti, Monica, Deanie
Mary Ann, Monica, Ann Marie
Mary Ann, Monica, Ann Marie
Mary Ann, Monica, Patti
Mary Ann, Monica, Patti
Mary Ann and Patti
Mary Ann and Patti
Mary Ann Large
Mary Ann Large

Monica’s 70th Birthday Party

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.

Monicas 70th birthday