Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Gene and Mary wedding
My sister Mary passed on today, Thursday 16 May 2013, a merciful end to a bitter long battle against breast cancer. She leaves behind her husband, a daughter and two sons, and many grandchildren, as well as her mother, five sisters. and two brothers,
Mary was truly a benevolent, loving person through and through. She was an influence for good with everyone she ever had dealings with. She had a lifelong career as a mother in addition to her work in the public schools, as a speech pathologist and audiologist, helping and serving children in need.
Her passing is mourned, by loved ones and friends, and she will be sorely missed.
I am using this blog page to gather photos of Mary and her family, as a memorial to the exemplary life she lived.
Note: photos collected from all over...
Mary was never a very eager subject for photography.
There are not as many photos of her as I would wish for.
But there are a few great photos of her and her family!
Saturday, May 25, 2013, 10:00am PDT at the Fallbrook LDS Chapel, 621 Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook, CA.
Family and friends are invited to the Cooks home after the Funeral Around 1:30
Gene and Mary wedding
Mary was always ready with a brilliant smile. Even way back in 1955.
Gene and Mary at Winterwarm
Gene, Ben, Mary, Aaron, Kathryn
Kathryn at Big Bear Reunion
Mary, Ruth and Sarah
Flattening Pennies on the Tracks
Mary at High School
Mary and Gene with Baby Aaron
Aaron, Kathryn, Mary, Gene, Ben
at Lehman Cave
Mary at the Punch Bowl
Brother Tom's Wedding Open House
Bill, Jim, Mary
Monday, May 13, 2013
Hovenweep is a fascinating site for those with an interest in ancient ruins.
The site contains numerous towers and dwellings supposedly constructed by Anasazi indians who lived in this area ages ago. The Anasazi civilization mysteriously disappeared at some point in the distant past. By about 1300 AD, Hovenweep was deserted.
sunset at Hovenweep
The slots and doors of Hovenweep Castle, in Square Tower Group, have been shown to define an apparent solar calendar. The building is aligned so that light is channeled through openings into the building at sunset of the summer solstice, the winter solstice and the spring and fall equinox. The light falls in a predictable pattern on interior door lintels.
Sunlight illuminates a spiral petroglyph
ancient ruins at the edge of the canyon
curious dwelling constructed in the shelter of a boulder
map of the region
detail of masonry wall construction
ruins at sunset
petroglyphs of hands