16 – 20 May 2017…

My late Brother Richard

On Tuesday 21 June, I received an email from my brother’s wife Karen that he was in the hospital and in serious condition – he has chronic leukaemia.

I was busy with Sharon’s surgeries and getting Mini ready for Mini Meet East.

On Friday, Karen called me and we decided that I should come up.  Sharon made reservations, and I was packed and ready to go on Saturday morning, when I noticed I had a missed call.

It was from Karen: Richard had died just before midnight (CDT) on Friday 19 May 2017.

11-15 May: Days of Wine and Roses

post commencement…

11 May was my 75th birthday!

I opened the present that I had received from my brother – an old football game we had played as boys…

Foto electric football: the last and best gift from my brother…

My Russian tutor Daniil is receiving his MBA from CSU on Sat 13 May.

His Mother and godmother came in (from Russia and Connecticut), and we enjoyed company.

I love formal commencements, and this was no exception.

In the Hall…
Daniil, Lera, and I

Skyline in the background…

Daniil with Mom and friends…
Mom and son are proud…

Sunday was Mother’s day: we had brunch with Allen and Sarah, and visited their new condo in Battery Park.

Brunch

We visited Allen and Sarah’s new apartment in Battery Park.

view from roof of new condo

On Monday, I took the two shopping, and we walked and looked at scenery.

Lera and nadine at north point