Carmelite Monastery

May 27

Heather and I headed off to Pittsford, NY to visit my sister, the Sister at the Carmelite Monastery. Heather hadn’t seen her for 12 years. We enjoyed our visit spread over a late afternoon and morning before we headed to Baltimore to visit our parents. She visits behind the grate as you can see from the photo. Heather is trying to take a photo so the bars do not show up. Sister looks ageless to us.

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TransAtlantic Cruise

May 23

FormalWe’re back after 26 days on the Celebrity Century. We shipped from Miami April 25 for a trans-Atlantic cruise stopping in Madeira, Spain, France, Dover, England and ending the first leg in Amsterdam. We stayed on board for a 12-day Baltic capitals cruise with stops in Warnemunde, Germany, Stockholm, Helinski, St. Petersburg, Russia, Tallinn, Estonia and Copenhagen.

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WordPress and Me

Apr 21

I have been spending the last few months revamping the AAUW Georgia website from a traditional site requiring HTML and coding beyond most members to a WordPress content management system. It rolls out at the annual meeting on April 25. I won’t be there as Dan and I will be a the Celebrity Century heading across the Atlantic on a 14-day re-positioning cruise. We will remain on the ship for another 12 days to do the Northern European capitals. What a way to celebrate my 65th!

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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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