Sunday, January 28, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
We lived near each other when our kids were small and the kids all grew up as siblings to each other. Every year for many, many years, we got together each New Year's day to have a party.
In 1987, I took all the old 8 mm movies and the photos and some early videos and put it together into one big history of the group. It's much too long to post as one video, but I'm going to excerpt it in three sections.
This is Part 1, the weddings of all of us.
The sound for this is a recording taken at our wedding. The singer is the now-late Kari Windingstadt, who, along with the Newman Hall choir and string quartet, gave us the wonderful gift of performing special music for us.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
This video is to accompany my journal entry for Jan. 19, which is about the foreign students who lived with us for 10 years. This particular video shows Rafael, the leader of a group of students from Chile, who lived with us for 3 weeks, and the going-away party for his group and the families who hosted them.
Hosting foreign students was really a wonderful time for us. Over 10 years there were some 70 people from 14 different countries who came through our house for stays ranging from one night to 3 years.
We learned so much. Some were absolutely wonderful and are still friends; others were not so nice, but I would do the whole thing again in a heartbeat, if I still had kids living at home.