Family

Apr 11

Folks68My parents Tom and Ann celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary last week. Dan and I were in Baltimore the week before to get an early start on their happy day. The met in September and my Dad knew right from the beginning, she was the one for him. My mother had been in Minneapolis only a few weeks before the blind date with Tom. They became engaged in less than 6 weeks and married in April. Dad turns 93 at the end of the month and Mom celebrated her 92nd birthday April 1. They are my role models for successful aging.

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Sleeping on the Seneca

Mar 29

SenecaWe slept on this 36 foot sloop at the Henderson Wharf Marina in the Baltimore Harbor for Dan’s birthday. The owners are members of the Evergreen Club, the hospitality club for people over 55. It was a grand adventure.

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A Powerful Noise

Mar 04

Members of AAUW in Warner Robins are heading to the movies, Thursday. There is a one-night event featuring the acclaimed documentary “A Powerful Noise,” followed by a live town hall discussion with leading humanitarian experts and activists. The event celebrates International Women’s Day and highlights the important role that women play in bringing lasting solutions to global poverty. Click out the website for details in your town.

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Mac ‘n Mac

Mar 04

This past week has been upgrading and tweaking of my Macintosh computer. I installed the new iWork and iLife 09 and so far, I am impressed. The new iWeb allows me to FTP directly to Hostgator rather than going through an additional step. I also upgraded the memory to the maximum 4 GB for the iMac. Life is good. I have been using Macs longer than some of the staff at Best Buy have been alive.

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Hostgator

Jan 12

Boylemackay.us is now up and running at Hostgator, a real life web hosting company. It is cheaper to use than using the Mobileme at Apple. I wasn’t using the Mail, or syncing services so I did not renew after being a charter member. It requires a few more steps but now I feel like a real webmaster.

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Christmas in Baltimore

Dec 28

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This year we had a three-for with visits with brother Tom, Ali and Lauren in Midlothian, VA, Brenda and Kristin in Alexandria, and Baltimore to see my parents. The bonus of the trip was seeing Lauren and Jeff at my parents on the 28th. Lauren shows off her new bob after donating 10 inches of hair to the Locks of Love program. She is back from Iraq after 14 months with the 101st.

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Footsteps of St. Paul

Oct 18

We’re back from our 11-day trip to Greece and Turkey. Check out photos on my Picasa photo site. We had a great time seeing and learning so much about the countries and where St. Paul lived and worked. We traveled with a small group of 20 from our church. After two nights in Athens we boarded the Cristal for a 7-day cruise with stops in Istanbul, Kursadsi (Ephesus) Turkey and to the Greek Isles of Mykonos, Patmos. Rhodes, Crete and Santorini. We ended the trip with another day in Athens and a drive to Corinth.

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