My good friend, Mark Bialczak, received many photographs from
my cell phone, transferred to his cell phone via this new-fangled
process of picture messaging. It is incredible that first of all, I
have a cell phone. Second of all, I am pretty adept at taking pictures
with my phone and third of all, I met someone through wordpress
who wishes to share some pieces of my family life with others.
So, please tomorrow or the next day, check out Mark Bialczak’s
posts and then, you may not need to see pictures on my posts,
you will start to ‘picture’ me leading my life.
Thank you so very much, Mark, for taking this task and making
my life, through my photographs sent to you, become ‘real.’
Now, some of you will visualize the loved ones in my life, as I
write about them. I will continue to be a picture-less blog,
trying to paint pictures with my words…
Here is where you may wish to meander over on 11/22/14 or
someday in the future. You will find a man who is caring, great
writer and journalist, who shares information about music,
sports and entertainment. Mark also shows you fun images
of his family life and friends, too. They may be bowling, eating
out or listening to a concert. During many of the months of the
year, you may see Mark golfing. Oh, and definitely his walks with
the fine dog, “Ellie B.,” impart bits of folksy wisdom, Americana
and neighborhood unique features, including decorations and
parks. I will see you over there, commenting and spreading
our connections and forging a strong friendship. (Many of you
already know him and are frequent commenters, too.)
You may find my friend and hero here:
Surrounded by wonderful family members and friends, I am truly
blessed. The photos he chooses, the way he presents them is up
to Mark. Truth be told, I had a very hard time limiting what I
sent. It was like something had come loose with in me, pouring
out my need to share my photographs. I have over 100 on my
phone, so sending him 20 left me scratching my head, trying to
figure out which would give you a true picture of me, alogn with
wishing to share my grandies. So, there may be a photo of the
two precious “M & M” girls. There will be at least one Mom photo
with me. I also had mentioned the three dresses I could wear to
a wedding, so there may be a picture included of my daughter and
I with the Clippers stadium in our background.
Here are some photos I did not send to Mark:
Powell’s water park, called a “Splash Pad.”
Park play times.
Winter snow scenes.
Ducks in the creek.
Pool side antics.
Sky lighting his first match to light a candle. (Age 9)
Micah wearing just his underwear. That kid likes
to be unclothed!
All six children, after thoroughly washing one pair
of glow-in-the-dark vampire teeth after each turn.
Capturing fuzzy photos of their taking turns and
being very patient.
Cupcake family days, where we celebrate a birthday
of one of the adults during months there are such
occasions. Otherwise, it is bring whatever you feel
like eating over to my son’s house, where there is a
big back yard, trampoline, wagon and sometimes
a bonfire going on. . .
Our family picnic, just my children and grandies
which is generally at Delaware State Park, upper
There is one special wish I would like to pass
on, like a “torch” given to Mark for this special
gift of his posting some of my photos:
“With your light, it can be done.”
“Con tu luz, si se puede.”
(Carlos Santana, 2014)
“Many thanks to all.”
“Muchas gracias a todas.”