View Family Pictures 2005 Below * View Family Pictures 2004 here
7-05 FL Family Reunion * 8-05 Disney Cruise
View Disney Cruise slideshow * View Family Reunion slideshow
11-25-05 Chrissy & Jim's Wedding Pictures

12-7-05 Rachel singing in her school choir concert

Our little grown up girl made High Honor Roll - congrats to you, sweetheart! Trevor also made honor roll, way to go, honey!

12-05 Trevor's new Christmas bike! View pictures of Dad's bike!

11-26-05 Sammy met Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Children's Museum Holiday on Main Street (Santa knew Uncle Brad in school!)
July 2005 Family Reunion in FL was wonderful!
7-05 an amazing family at an awesome FL reunion!

Sammy & Dad playing with trains at Children's Museum

Sammy & Mom get balloon from Smiley the Clown at museum

10/05: Stac, Chris, Sammy, Brad, Tim in Grammy's yard

11/05 Can you believe this was early Nov. in CNY?

10/05 Papa Earl, Brad, Chris, Mom/Grammy in our camp

10/31/05 Stac & Sammy & Tim ready for Halloween

10-31-05 Sammy's Mickey Mouse this year!

10-05 Sammy saying "hey, let me at that birthday cake!"
View his 2nd birthday slide show here

10-05 Family gathers for Sam's 2nd birthday

9-05 in our new minivan in our front yard, a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country Stow & Go. Rachel & Trevor named it "The Love-Bot"

Oct. '05: Above: Sam, Chris & doggies; Right: backpedaling on a bike in Grammy's back yard!

9-24-05 Trevor (#6 ) on his soccer team

9-24-05 Trevor plays the game well!

9-24-05 Rachel (#2) on her soccer team
View slide show of their games

9-24-05 Rachel also plays the game well!

Above: Geoff's bike 12/5/05 Left: 9-24-05 The custom bike Geoff's building is beautiful! These pictures don't do justice to the rich red color complimented by the shiny chrome

9-14-05 Celebrating Stacy & Tim's bday's: Sammy, Tim, Chrissy, Stac, Papa

9-14-05 "Hey, who blew out the candle?"

8-05 Papa has a big white limo waiting for us at the airport as we begin our Disney cruise!

8-05 Rachel, Sammy & Trevor enjoying on Castaway Cay. View more pictures of our Disney Cruise here

8-05 Above: Miah, Papa & Grammy out to supper in NY. Right: Miah playing trucks w/Sammy at Grammy's

8-05 Sammy sitting in Grammy's office chair

8-05 Sammy playing on Grammy's back patio

8-05 Sammy playing with Mommy in Grammy's sprinkler

8-05 Moe passed away peacefully at the age of 17. Robert tells us he's in kitty heaven where there is an abundance of slow moving birds and lizards

8-7-05 Miss Bon-Bon in her favorite camp chair

8-7-05 Mr. Clyde watching over her

8-9-05 Miss Bonnie's paw print when she went to kitty heaven. We'll miss her

8-6-05 Siblings at family dinner

7-30-05 Stac surprises Gram w/bday cake at hers & Tim's party

7-31-05 Chrissy & girls come over to plant Grammy's planter

7-31-05 A great bday gift!

7-31-05 Sammy arrives, climbs up to see what Grammy's doing

7-31-05 Lunch in the camp surrounded by cards

7-31-05 And playing peek-a-boo w/balloons Uncle Brad sent!

7-31-05 Daddy captured a great shot of Sammy playing with balls in Grammy's pool

Playing on slide with two days after Papa's surgery!

7-05 Mom/Grammy appointed Rotary District 7150 District Governor for the year 2007-08

7-05 Mom & Papa's official Rotary page picture

7-05 Aunt Sandy & Chrissy attend as Mom recipient of 1st Annual Mohawk Valley outstanding Women in Business award


Rachel's 2005-06 School, John G. Borden Middle School

March through May 2005 family pix

3-05 Grammy hugging her granddaughter

3-05 And of course hugging one of her special grandsons!

3-05 Opening the presents and blowing out candles

3-05 Time to cut the delicious ice cream cake!
Mom & Papa renovating the downstairs + Easter 2005

3-05 Aunt Tina & Uncle Jim also celebrate at the party

3-05 Sammy helping change Grammy's water jug - "Ooh, this is heavy!"

3-05 Easter Sunday, Jim carves roast in their kitchen

3-05 Easter Sunday, Daddy puts bib on Sammy

3-05 Easter Sunday, Stac & Mom chatting

3-05 Easter Sunday, Chrissy, Papa & Jim's Mom chatting
New electric fireplace and sauna on Mom & Papa's "camp" + Christmas 2004

1-05 Sammy playing with his computer at Grammy's

1-05 Sammy having a snack at his table at Grammy's

12-04 Grammy playing pool w/Rachel & Trevor on their new table!

12--04 Celebrating Christmas morning at Melanie's

12-04 opening up presents was fun

12-04 Checking out a DVD in Rachel's bedroom

12-04 Trevor's new road bike from Mom & Dad!

12-04 The new bike Geoff's putting together

12-04 Celebrating Christmas afternoon at Stacy's

12-04 Aunt Tina tosses Sammy to Grammy, fun for all!

12-04 Tim, Stac, Jim, Sammy, Chris, Grammy

12-04 Talking to Aunt Vanessa on Grammy's cell phone
January 2005 Vacationing with Brad and on cruise

12-04 Christmas Eve dinner at Mel's

12-04 Brad in his home office


Exploring Hell in ...

Exploring a Rum Factory (above) and Turtle Farm (right)

Earl goes ashore down the ramp...

...and Mom waves to him from our cabin's balcony (top)

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I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
Oh excuse me please" was my reply.
He said, "Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you."
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said good-bye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My child stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
Move out of the way," I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.

I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God's still small voice came to me and said,
While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the children you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
You'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes."

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
"Wake up, little one, wake up," I said.
"Are these the flowers you picked for me?"
He smiled, "I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue."

I said, "Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn't have yelled at you that way."
He said, "Oh, Mom, that's okay.
I love you anyway."
I said, "Son, I love you too,
and I do like the flowers, especially the blue."

FAMILY: Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. Pouring ourselves more into work than into our own family is an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?


There is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out ALL OF IT, of course!

Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft. Each day it opens a new account for you. Each night it burns the remains of the day. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow." You must live in the present on today's deposits. Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success!

The clock is running. Make the most of today. To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a grade. To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of one week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the ! value of one hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet. To realize the value of one minute, ask a person who missed the train. To realize the value of one second, ask a person who just avoided an accident. To realize the value of one millisecond, ask the person who won a silver medal in the Olympics.

Treasure every moment that you have, And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time. Time waits for no one.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

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