02/23/10 The photos on this page are not going to look their best. I made them smaller in "Paintbrush". I also put drawings I did in "Paintbrush" on here. They are just silly pictures. I do not have much I can stick on her as of yet. I just wanted "something" on here. Maybe I can have some pictures scanned in and stuck on here. I don't know that it will happen though. I am trying to get this finished before the weekend of May 8, 2004. Today is May 23, 2004. I am putting on here pictures from Mom's party so I can see how large this page will be. If it is small enough, I will add this amended page to the site. See the bottom of the page for pictures from Mom's party. Below that are some pictures of us and the cats.
This is a picture of myself in the winter of 1998 or 1999. Of course it could have been taken earlier yet. We sent the film to Seattle Film Works. They put the pictures on a CD. The CD has a date of April 30, 1999 on it. This isn't the best picture of me. I am wearing a West German Navy coat. It is quite a warm coat. The house directly behind me is newer than our house. But it is similar to our house. I know our house was one of the first, if not the first house on our street.
Hops We Grow Beside Our Garage. This was probably taken in the summer of 1998. I was thinking the problem with the leaves---the brown parts, was caused by a disease. I believe now, it is a soil deficiency. If you know how to correct it, can you let me know. Oh! By the way, if you want to grow hops I can give you some. We have an over abundance of them right now.
Down the street from our house. The white pole in the front, is our bird feeder. I think it was snowing out. Either that, or the wind was blowing the snow around.
The ideal outfit. Ha! This outfit would turn a few heads. I drew this for an illustration of some point I was making in an E-mail. I forget what the point was, or who I was writing.
This is a very silly thing. I had been thinking about time travel for a long time. I wasn't thinking seriously, but "theoretically". I had a strong desire to visit the past at one point. But when I figured out the reasons I wanted to "go back", I decided it was not a good idea to keep in that mind set. So then I had the idea for a radio drama about this woman who wants to travel back in time. She is very desperate to do this. But it is not available. She has to make the same "journey" that I did---she has to realize that it is not good to want to go back in time. The woman meets up with a psychiatrist who is a Believer. And through The Word, they are able to get her thinking straightened out. I have not worked on the drama much at all. I am trying to finish another one. Then in about July 2003, Douglas and I were sitting in a local restaurant eating breakfast. We were on our way out of town for a trip to Texas. I was reading a copy of the British Country Living. It had a decorating article about "When The Past Meets The Present". Just for the sake of conversation I asked Douglas to explain when the past met the present. He said something that was very intelligent sounding. It was pseudoscientific or it sounded like psuedoscientificphilosophy. We always talk about all sorts of things like this in a "pretend" serious manner. He was just coming up with something on the spot. I took him much too seriously. I forget exactly what he said. But from his words, I got a mind picture of how to divide a moment in half. I drew this picture to illustrate how the past and present might be separated. The whole idea was, that there could be some device or thing invented that could split the moment as if it were an atom. I don't think it would work, but at least for the radio drama I thought it was a place to start.
The pictures below are from Mom's surprise party and The 2004 Race For The Cure. If you want to know more about the "whys" and "where fors" read my blog entry for May 21, 2004 at, http://whatdougalldoes.blog-city.com/ . (June 8, 2006 That blog isn't available anymore. You can look for this to show up some day in the "Journal".)
We were standing around waiting on my mother to arrive. This is my sister, uncle, and aunt. My aunt's husband is standing behind her holding a glass of wine and talking to a women in a green shirt.
This is my cousin, my other cousin's husband and then my other cousin.
This is my step father arriving at the party. He has a look of anticipation on his face.
Mom arriving. She has a look of surprise as she tries recognizes people in the room.
Mom giving her brother a "big hug".
Mom crying as she recognizes more people. The man in the red shirt is her brother. His wife is standing behind my stepfather.
Mom and her sister.
My sister and Mom.
These are Race For The Cure pictures. They came to me via E-mail. I hope the photographer doesn't mind me sticking them on here.
At the Race for the Cure. They poured water into my cousin's mouth as she lay in the street. She was running and she had more to go.
My other cousin in the race. Her father is the man in the grey sweat shirt.
This picture didn't come to me 100%. This is all I got of it. It is my sister, aunt and cousins and friends who ran in the Race For The Cure.
Robyn talking to her friend in China via Skype. Notice the two sets of head phones. A good many of the books in this photo made it to the basement May 23, 2004.
Douglas working on his Naval game turn. He is the W.W. I British or "Grand Fleet" player. He is a "war gamer".
Coal (Nicoal) Fluffy Somerville, "The Cat Dishwasher". This is the "big kitty".
Another of "the cat dishwasher".
Dubhghall (Dougall) Fluffer Somerville in the linen closet. Both cats like to sleep in here. Coal doesn't sleep here much as she can't climb or jump as well as she used to. This is the "little kitty".
Dubhghall in the upstairs bed. Notice the "naughty" pine (knotty) and the anchor on the bed.
Amazingly the cats can spend time together without fighting. Coal does so well with Dubhghall. Dubhghall likes to pounce on her. Ok, the Canadian Prime Minister has just called a Federal election today. (May 23, 2004) I am going to turn off the computer so I can record "Cross Country Checkup" with Rex Murphy. This is a "phone in" or "call in" program via CBC Radio 1 the Canadian AM station. We get it here over 1550 in Windsor, Ontario. You can also hear it via Radio Canada International via short-wave. I need to get off quickly as the computer causes bad radio interference.
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