Monday, June 13, 2011

Glad To Be A Grad, June 13, 2011

Graduation is a process that goes on 
until the last day of your life.
~Arie Pencovici

Hello Family and Friends,

Glad to be a Grad. This coming Wednesday, June 15, Linda Shepard of Anacortes, Washington graduates from Anacortes High School. She is the youngest of the grandchildren of Maida Gower Shepard and the last one among them to graduate. She is the younger child of Russ and Pam Shepard of Anacortes. 

Congratulations to Linda and all those who helped her reach this milestone! Linda plans to spend some time in California this summer before getting on with whatever life holds for her this fall.

Happy Birthday Scott. Today is the 26th birthday of Scott Ortiz of San Diego. Scott is the second son of Kim Clark of Blue Springs, Missouri and the late Gabe Ortiz. He is also a grandson of Terry and Thelma (Shepard) Boyd.

Kim: "Scott is living in El Cajon [outside San Diego]. He is very busy working full time for Neal Electric in Poway and also with a new business venture started earlier this year. He and a couple of friends opened a kick boxing gym in El Cajon called Arsenal MMA. He just returned from an annual trip to La Paz, Baja California with a group of friends where they were snorkling and fishing for a week."

The second picture shows Scott and his nephew Damian Ortiz at Scott's kick boxing gym in El Cajon.

Celebrating Arrival Day. Two years ago today our son Nathan's fiance Chenda Sou flew into LAX from Cambodia and began her new life here in the U.S.

It has been a very eventful, rewarding, emotional and productive 24 months. One hard working husband, two beautiful children, and many wonderful experiences later, she is adjusting well to this American life. Those of us who know and love her are glad she is. Chenda, Nathan and their children live in Alameda, California.

The third picture shows Chenda with newborn son Logan on the left and daughter Preslea on the right.

Can You Help Locate Old Family Photos? I am looking for original pictures (or good copies) of old family photos. In a new history of the Davis family there is an old picture of Jane Buskirk Davis. Do any of you readers of this blog know where the original of that picture resides? I would be glad to work with the owner of Jane's photo, or any other old family photos, to get good quality digital copies made. This would be a wonderful way to assure that generations to come will have access to old family photos. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Two months from TODAY:

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