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Holmes Family Newsletter vol 8 no 1

  Once in a Blue MoonVol. 8 No. 1, February 1997 A lot has happened since our last newsletter, so let's just jump right in with the "news"... Mike and Evelyn get married Almost two years ago now (June 21, 1995, actually), Mike marrie... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 7 no 1

  The Wandering Eye Vol. 7 No. 1, March 19, 1995 [We're back! Sorry it took so long between issues, but the entire staff was frozen solid in a block of ice the past three months. We just now thawed out. You know how it is. We should h... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 6 no 7

  Yee-Haw The only newsletter we do! Vol. 6, No. 7, December 29, 1994Belinda Has Puppies! Another one of Lucy's dogs has gone and had a litter of pups. This time the mother is Belinda, a Rottweiler, and she gave birth to a litter of ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 6 no 6

  Coyote BreathVol. 6 No. 6, October 26, 1994 Don rides to Denver In August, Don rode his motorcycle from Nashville to Denver. He wouldn't say why or what he did while in Denver. All we know is that he returned to Nashville a week lat... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 6 no 5

  Behind the Eight Ball Who is that behind the eight ball, anyway? Vol. 6 No. 5, August 21, 1994 Jeannie Breaks Hand Jeannie, a DMV employee in Tracy, CA, broke her hand after falling off her bicycle on the way to work recently. [Th... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 6 no 4

   Fish Stories Best when lightly buttered, with just a pinch of lemon. Vol. 6 No. 4[sometime between April and August 1994] Tiffany wins awards Tiffany and her horse, Rocky, of Tracy, CA, competed in a local horse show a couple of ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 6 no 3

  The Obtuse Moose Vol. 6, No. 3, April 21, 1994 Jeannie finds dog Jeannie and John have a ranch in Tracy, California. To help pay the bills, they board a few horses. One of those horses, a fat old gray Arabian mare, had been particu... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 6 no 2

  Falling Down a Manhole(can be quite painful and should be avoided)Vol. 6, No. 2, March 1, 1994 Michael moves! Michael has moved out of his mother, Lucy's, house. "It's the first time I've been able to afford it," he says. "Believe m... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 6 no 1

Itchy Trigger Finger Vol. 6, No. 1, February 6, 1994earthquake in Southern California! We're sure you've heard all about it on the news, but we just wanted to mention it in case you've just recently emerged from a cave. It happened ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 5 no 8

  The Happy Hairball (something we keep coughing up) Volume 5, Number 8 December 20, 1993 Publisher: This guy —>> Editor: Same guy Distributor: Brave little delivery boys and girls worldwide Address: Nashville, TN 37215 A... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 5 no 7

  The Rotten Apple "Journalism with visible holes"Vol. 5 No. 7, December 1, 1993 Mike Rolls Car! LIVINGSTON, CA - Remember we told you about Mike's new car in the previous issue? Well, he "totalled" it a couple of days after we s... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 5 no 6

Hoot and a HollerVol. 5, No. 6, September 28, 1993 — Nashville editionJournalism at its finest! — Yearly subscription rate: $135 Brouns family buys property LATHROP, CA - John, Jeannie, their kids, Tiffany and Thomas, Jo... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 5 no 5

  the rabblerouser Vol. 5, No. 5, August 8, 1993 Bill moving to Nashville Bill is moving to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his boyhood dream of being a country singing star! Oh wait, that's Don's boyhood dream. Bill's just moving the... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 5 no 4

Not Just Another NewsletterMONDAY, JULY 19, 1993CIRCULATION: From 8 to 15 (depending on our mood and how many stamps we have)Copyright 1993 Bill Holmes Enterprises 2 pages BILL ARRESTED That's right. Bill, this newsletter's edit... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 5 no 3

  A Face in the CrowdVol. 5, No. 3, May 25, 1993 Eleanor Gets License After taking the DMV driving test every year since the age of 16, Eleanor has finally passed and been given her drivers license!"It just goes to show that persevera... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 5 no 2

  The Sacred CowVol. 5, No. 2, March 15, 1993 Dad sucked from plane! Well, almost. And it was 41 years ago. [Hey, nobody can accuse us of being accurate or current (or relevant, for that matter)!]Anyway, as a big corporate executive f... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 5 no 1

  The Stupid Kangaroo Vol. 5, No. 1, February 1, 1993 Editor's Note: This newsletter welcomes the New Year (kicking and screaming, but that's to be expected) and we wish all our readers (and a few others) a happy, healthy New Year ("B... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 4 no 8

  The Leaping Lizard Vol. 4, No. 8, October 20, 1992 EDITOR'S NOTE ... After Grandma's recent birthday party (see article below), this newsletter was swamped with requests from people wanting to be added to our mailing list. (Som... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 4 no 7

  The Belching Frog Vol. 4, No. 7, September 16, 1992 "Thomas should like this name." Doug returns again On August 26, Doug returned from Europe for the second time in as many months. Of course, his first thought upon ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 4 no 6

The Barking Dog Vol. 4 No. 6, July 22, 1992 "Who names these newsletters, anyway?" earthquakes, earthquakes! We're sick of earthquakes! Why doesn't the government do something!? On June 28, 1992, Southern California ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 4 no 5

  The Broken Record Vol. 4, No. 5, June 25, 1992 "Predictable, irritating. Really, no redeeming qualities whatsoever." L.A. riots: The aftermath In the aftermath of the Los Angeles riots, religious and community leader... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 4 no 4

  The Squeaky Sprocket Vol. 4, No. 4, May 11, 1992"The intelligent person's newsletter of choice." Riots in L.A., earthquakes in So. Cal and Eureka! Is the world coming to an end? Probably. And did you notice that all t... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 4 no 3

  The Leaky Faucet Vol. 4, No. 3, March 18, 1992 "More of the same, basically." Doug elected president With this nation in the throes of its quadrennial tradition of political rhetoric and b.t., one name has gone relat... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 4 no 2

  The Leaky Faucet Vol. 4, No. 2, February 13, 1992 "The quintessential newsletter."Warning: May not be suitable for the humor impaired. Elvis lives! Yes, all your prayers have been answered! "The King" ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 4 no 1

  The Leaky Faucet Vol. 4, No. 1, January 4, 1992 "Everything you've ever wanted to know about anything." Diane has surgery On December 3, Diane of Hayward, CA had back surgery done on her back (always a good place ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 3 no 8

  The Leaky Faucet Vol. 3, No. 8, December __, 1991 Steve & Denise host Thanksgiving Turkey was served and everybody ate it. What else is there to say? Okay, so it was an excellent meal thanks to the efforts of Denise and those who br... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 3 no 7

  The Leaky Faucet Vol. 3, No. 7, October 14, 1991 Mike lands great job! Michael has been named Executive Producer of Cal State Stanislaus' new bi-weekly cable television show. It will basically be a show focusing on happenings on ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 3 no 6

  The Leaky Faucet "Irritating, yet soothing. Obnoxious, yet hypnotic"Vol. 3, No. 6, July 30, 1991 Sapphire dispute settled out of court Steve of Sacramento, CA, invested in a sapphire venture a few solar eclipses back. He ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 3 no 5

NEWS Vol. 3, No. 5, July 6, 1991 Northern California's leading newsletter since 1989 (except for those few months when we were Southern California's leading newsletter) Record heat melts Sacto!Molten steel and rubber cover city Th... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 3 no 4

  the Evening Star Post-Tribune Dispatch (we couldn't decide on a name) Vol. 3, No. 4, June 4, 1991 Bikers ride to Yosemite On Mother's Day, John, Jeannie, Don and Diane (collectively known as "Hell On Wheels") rode thei... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 3 no 3

  and now ...THE NEWS Vol. 3, No. 3 (yes, only "No. 3") April 26, 1991 Doug returns from Hungary On March 21, Doug left Sacramento for Budapest (pronounced "booda-pesht"), Hungary. Taking advantage of a tickets-... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 3 no 2

  the NEWSLETTER Vol. 3, No. 2, February 10, 1991 It's a girl... and a boy and a girl and a boy ...   Chance, a dog, has given birth to seven little dogs. Three boys and four girls! Hasn't she ever heard of birth control? ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 3 no 1

  news from La-La Land HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Vol. 3, No. 1, January 4, 1991 Newsletter editor murdered! The editor of this newsletter was apparently murdered "some time over the weekend" according to police. We think it was ou... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 9

  WORLD NEWS "Award-Winning Journalism" Vol. 2, No. 9, June 14, 1990 Dad kills rattler! Special to the News Back from a week in the wilds of Arizona, Dad and Eleanor told of battles with man-eating coyotes and viciou... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 8

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 2, No. 8 "Anniversary Issue"May 25, 1990 [Editor's Note: This is the big one! The big enchilada. The killer tomato. It's the anniversary issue! (Aren't you excited?) It was one year ago ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 7

  theNEWSVol. 2, No. 7, May 1, 1990[Editor's Note: We would like to apologize for that last issue, but we won't. We'd like to say it'll never happen again, but hey.] Mike gets job Mike has taken a job as a process server for a Modes... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 6

  theNEWSVol. 2, No. 6[Back in spite of popular demand.]April 16, 1990 WORLD NEWS Mike is back from Germany and looking very European. (Fancy haircut, pale complexion, but otherwise healthy.) He's having trouble getting used to spea... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 5

  Big News & Other Stuff Vol. 2, No. 5 [Yeah, another new name.] March 19, 1990 Mike to return early Mike has had a change of plans and expects to return from Germany at the end of March, assuming his mom can afford the return... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 4

  Billy Club A newsletter for the 90's and beyond!"News That Hits You Over The Head"Vol. 2, No. 4, February 26, 1990 Coyote has puppies! Lucy's dog, Coyote, had four "little shepherdy things" on Friday, the 23r... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 3

  Billy Club Vol. 2, No. 3, February 8, 1990 [aka Bullseye, Hard Copy, The Holmes Family Newsletter] Diane now a doctor Call her "Dr. Holmes" now. Diane Holmes, D.C., to be exact. She passed her exams last month and is ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 2

  Bullseye Vol. 2, No. 2, January 26, 1990 [formerly known as Hard Copy; before that, The Holmes Family Newsletter] Denise expecting! Taking her cue from Lucy's dog, Coyote, Denise is also expecting puppies, er, that is, a ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 15

NEWS, ETC. Vol. 2, No. 15, December 18, 1990 "Christmas Issue" Lucy to Host Christmas Lucy will be having Christmas at her house this year. It's a potluck affair. Only those with food will be allowed in. Says Lucy, &q... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 14

  The Daily GargoyleVol. 2, No. 14, November 16, 1990"Just when you thought it was safe to open the mailbox!"[Editor's note: For those of you who actually believed, or hoped, that therewouldn't be any more newsletters, well, a... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 13

  Hometown NewsVol. 2, No. 13, October 20, 1990[Editor's Note: This is most definitely the last issue.] Bill graduates! After seven months, Bill has finally completed his computer programming course! The school, MTI Business Colleg... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 12

  The Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 12, September 17, 1990 "Your Only News Source" It's a girl!! We asked Denise if she could hurry up and have the baby because we wanted to put out this issue. And, sure enough, she had the bab... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 11

  the NEWSLETTER Vol. 2, No. 11, August 13, 1990 Doug makes pilgrimage Doug, aka "Sluggo", made a pilgrimage to the Mormon church's genealogical library in Salt Lake City over a week ago and hasn't been seen since! Sever... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 10

  Things You Need To Know Vol. 2, No. 10, July 16, 1990 "Pioneer Portuguese" now available World famous Portuguese historian Lionel Holmes's latest work is now available at a store near you. Don't be surprised if they're s... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 2 no 1

  HARD COPY Vol. 2, No. 1 "Hard-Hitting Journalism"January 3, 1990 [formerly known as The Holmes Family Newsletter] Predictions for 1990 Elvis Presley will still be dead. Vice-President Quayle will be kicked out of off... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 10

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 10 — Worldwide Circulation — December 6, 1989 Newsletter sold! The Holmes Family Newsletter was involved in a hostile takeover. A group of Japanese investors have taken con... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 9

  The Holmes Family Newsletter A Newsletter With A Mission In Life! Vol. 1, No. 9 Worldwide Circulation November 21, 1989 The Environmental Issue Only 34 days 'til Christmas And where will this year's celebratio... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 8

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 8, October 23, 1989 earthquake!   Where were you when it hit? Don was just leaving his office on the 15th floor in downtown San Francisco when the whole building started to shak... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 7

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 7, October 5, 1989 [Let's face it, these things are going to just keep coming.] Steve arrested Steve received his first speeding ticket ever recently. Of course, this is the first car he... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 6

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 6a*, September 17, 1989 Everyone seems to be on a diet these days. Lucy and Jeannie are trying a low carbohydratehigh protein diet. Don's trying good old reliable starvation. Eleanor is ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 5

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 5, September 5, 1989 Jeannie breaks elbow Placed on Disabled List Lathrop — While attempting a "sling-shot" maneuver during a roller derby match last month with teammates Ti... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 4

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 4, August 1, 1989 Largest Tri-Weekly Newsletter Circulation in the West! [tri-weekly (tri-week'lee) 1. we TRY to get it out weekly) [Editor's Note: This will probably be the last is... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 3

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 3, July, 1989 [Editor's Note: Due to profanity, nudity, and the mature theme of this issue, parental discretion is advised.] Mike made the Cal State Stanislaus Dean's List for the ... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 2

  The Holmes Family newsletter June 23, 1989 — Vol. 1, No. 2 — Since 1989 [Editor's Note: This may be the last issue.] NEWS Jeannie's dog, Chance, finally had her puppies. Ten of twelve survived, eight of w... read more

Holmes Family Newsletter vol 1 no 1

  The Holmes Family Newsletter Vol. 1, No. 1, Since 1989 May 25, 1989 [Editor's Note: This may be the only issue, so pay attention!] Announcements Well, the big news, of course, is Steve and Denise's engagement. The wedding is se... read more

A few words about my Dad

I tried to come up with the best word to fill in the blank in the following sentence: He was the most _____ man I have ever known. He was certainly the finest, hands-down, bar none. Most fair-minded, too. With seven kids ready to cry ... read more

Taking Elizabeth to skating party

  Preparing to take Elizabeth to a skating party, I said, "Here, take some money. Go ask your mom for more." I thought I had at least a $10, but only had $6. When she returned I asked how much she had now. "Forty-six dollars." "Wha... read more


  Me (folding clothes): I need some of your hangers. Elizabeth: Here you go. Me: Wow, a variety of hanger types, thanks. Elizabeth: Well, I am diverse!. Her friends are diverse, actually, but it's an inside joke with us abou... read more

Elizabeth skiing for the first time

It was father-daughter day (for me, my brother, nephew and our daughters) at NorthStar ski resort in Lake Tahoe. See vimeo122485652... read more

I love my daughter

  There's something on the kitchen counter. I'm thinking it's a shriveled, rotting potato. Not that we usually have that sort of thing on the counter, but that's what I'm thinking. I point at it and ask my wife, "What is that?" "Elizab... read more

Kids hate broccoli

Elizabeth at the dinner table being forced to eat her broccoli: Ugh, can I throw up? Her mom: Um, no. Me: [trying not to laugh out loud] Mom: You're not helping!... read more

Sunday ride

  Elizabeth dragged me onto another one of her outings this morning. If nothing else, she keeps me in shape. This time, she was on her motorized scooter (the kind you stand on), while I rode my bicycle. No fair making the old man use pe... read more

Birthday card from Grandpa

  Elizabeth received a birthday card from Grandpa today with $20 inside! She said, "I love your dad! Tell him thank you very much! Your dad is rich! I wouldn't have thought such an old old person would have so much money!"... read more

Dad's 94th birthday, part 3

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Old Sacramento Once Bijou and her people hooked up with Elizabeth and her people, our first stop was a candy store called Candy Heaven (do not go to "candyheaven"!). As Michael noticed, there's almos... read more

Dad's 94th birthday, part 2

  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 The Zoo The next morning, I was up before Elizabeth. I couldn't wait for her to wake up, so I snuck downstairs for some free coffee. She would have freaked out to wake up and find me gone. Passing through th... read more

Dad's 94th birthday, part 1

  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Going to California A couple weeks ago for my Dad's 94th birthday, I brought my (almost) 8-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. A couple of family members would finally get to meet her. Her mom, Tara, had no vacati... read more

What crickets eat

  After catching a cricket and putting it into her bug cage (yes, she has a bug cage), my six-year-old daughter Elizabeth asked, "Can you ... um ... look on the Internet and see what crickets eat?" I just laughed and said, "Yes, I can a... read more

Kite flying

As it turned out, today was a good day for kite flying. Elizabeth, 6, had been bugging me about flying her new kite since returning from the vet this morning. We had brought all three pugs in to see Dr. Paula: Daisy due to recurrent p... read more

Lesson learned

  I'll be spending all week (Spring Break) with my almost-6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. Woo hoo! Yesterday was supposed to be my only "day off," as she was supposed to be in school (snow make-up day). But she's come down with the flu,... read more

Elizabeth's first play

Elizabeth, 5, came up with the following play just as we were finishing dinner the other day. Dinner theater, if you will. :) We were in Sacramento visiting my Dad, joined by my brother Greg and his wife June. MOM (Tara): Where is... read more

Fall is definitely here

It was actually cold all day today, but that didn't stop me and Elizabeth, then the pugs, from spending half of our day outside! First, we went exploring the new neighborhood being built nearby. I don't know why they're building. Ther... read more

Saturday with Elizabeth

As Elizabeth likes to say, she and I were "hanging out" today while Tara had a girls' day out with Ronica. I think Tara's was a belated birthday thing. Hers was on the 10th. Anyway, once Ronica finally called — after Tar... read more

First full week

  ... of kindergarten! Tara's getting Elizabeth ready now. Elizabeth has been ready to go, already jumping into bed with us, then jumping out almost immediately, I guess because she couldn't sleep. Tara will usually be taking her in th... read more


  Almost stepped on a snake as Elizabeth and I came out of the creek. Yes, we were in the creek. Anyway, I yelled, "Aaaa" when he slithered past me toward Elizabeth and into the water. Elizabeth wanted to get a better look at him as he... read more

An entire week with Elizabeth

  You will not believe what I've been through! :) Okay, maybe it's not been that bad. You single parents out there are laughing at me, I'm sure. But I went an entire week taking care of Elizabeth, our 4 year old, while Tara not only ha... read more

Videos on vimeo

  Not much new here, other than Elizabeth's dance class video. They might be new to you, though: vimeouser767842albums... read more

Elizabeth's first Halloween

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Happy Halloween

  Or, as they piously call it around here, Fall Festival, because Halloween is "the work of Satan," you know. :)We just returned from trick-or-treating, which Elizabeth absolutely loved. She kept saying, "Halloween is so much fun!" And ... read more

An entire day with Elizabeth

  I can't believe I made it. Of course, it's not over yet. It's only dinner time. It's been a LONG day. I'm at McDonald's as I write this. I tried to get online with their free wi-fi, but you have to have an account already before you c... read more

Down by the creek

  Elizabeth and I went down to the creek this cold fall morning. With all the recent rain, Indian and Mill Creeks both had a lot of rushing water. We walked along the edge of Mill Creek. Usually, we stick to the closer Indian Creek. Eli... read more

Elizabeth cut off all her hair

  In the twenty minutes that Tara and I left Elizabeth alone, she found some (child-safe) scissors and cut off all her hair. At first I thought it was just wet. Then I realized she'd cut it all off. I laughed and said I was just glad sh... read more

One hour with Elizabeth

  We had a list of stops to make. First came Ace Hardware for a clothes line and a no-pest-strip. Elizabeth had rediscovered her Barbie electric guitar earlier that day and brought it with her on this trip. She wanted to bring it into t... read more

Elizabeth's house

  The other day at the house, we had this conversation. Elizabeth: This is my house. Bill: Your house? I thought it was my and mom's house. Elizabeth: No. It's mine. I'm sharing it with you. Tara and I cracked up.... read more

Elizabeth's birthday

  It's this Sunday! Just FYI if you want to send an email or call or whatever.We should have pictures up here from tomorrow's party at Chuck E. Cheese's.... read more

A few more videos

  I finally edited these a little bit and uploaded them: Chandler hanging out Elizabeth's baby shower in February Elizabeth's b-day party in April... read more

Elizabeth dancing!

  It should be available here: Elizabeth dancing!... read more

Elizabeth's first video!

  Elizabeth's directorial debut. A probing, provocative, sometimes introspective look at a typical weekend around the house with Mama and Papa and the pugs. Elizabeth's first video from Bill Holmes on Vimeo... read more

Had a scare

We had a scare a couple of Wednesdays back with Elizabeth. She was at pre-schooldaycare when she tripped and fell head-first onto the pavement outside as everyone was told to get in line to go back inside. We figure, being so competi... read more

More pictures of Elizabeth in California

  Bill on Rosie, while Jeannie, Tara, even Shayden, fall for Elizabeth's attention-getting antics.... read more

California trip

Tara, Elizabeth and I just returned from a trip to California. Ostensibly, we went for my nephew Thomas's wedding (to bride Heather at Lake Tahoe), but it was also a convenient excuse to let everyone on my side of the family, especial... read more

Sleep-over at Ronica's

  I delegated the responsibility of reading Elizabeth her bedtime story :) By the way, she slept great! I put her to bed at 8:15 and she was asleep by 8:30. We woke up at 8:00 this morning. — Ronica... read more

My niece Kristen's graduation

Yeah, Kristen graduated tonight from Christian Brothers High. The ceremony was at Memorial Auditorium. Attached is a picture of her, Dad, and me. — Steve ... read more

A very artsy picture of Elizabeth

Just because I liked it, I'm posting it here! :) ... read more

Birthday party

  Well, Elizabeth's birthday party is this Saturday. She'll be 3, and it'll be her first "real" party. It'll be outside at a covered table next to a playground in a nearby park. I can't tell you here on the Internet exactly where this p... read more


  Elizabeth spent her first official full day at daycare yesterday. The teacher went on and on about how wonderful and good and helpful she was. I say "first official" day because Tara took her to a free trial day last week. Daycare is ... read more

Recent photos

  Around the house ... read more

Baby shower

Tara's female family and friends threw Elizabeth a baby shower last weekend. I was the only man there. The only reason I went was so that any other men showing up wouldn't be the only man. Oh well. I was able to get a lot on video, an... read more


  I can't believe how nice my coworkers at Franklin are. On Friday, they had a luncheon at work for Elizabeth and Tara. They invited me, too. :) Great food, several gifts, and the biggest surprise: a money tree. Tara and I were speech... read more

Settling in

  I just thought I'd mention that Elizabeth is settling into her new life pretty well. Tara is her full-time parent, I just appear after work and on weekends. :) Even then, it's Tara who does most of the work. Elizabeth's biggest hurdl... read more


Doug sells power tools Doug's genealogy services Jana & Doug's baby girl, Natália Irén On the beach An entire page devoted to Milanko! ... read more

Eleanor and Lionel

Lionel's sister, Dolores In 1936 after being crowned Queen. Eleanor's back surgery a success! "Everyone warned me against back surgery," she says. "But, I'd be in a wheelchair now if I hadn't had surgery!" O Pr... read more

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