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Family History

Reading genealogy records. My 5x great grandmother was born in 1775 in South Carolina, moved to Texas at some point, and lived to her late 80s at least….

Shayla and Abbey

Lake Anna

I recently went on vacation with Abbey and friends. An annual trek to a lakefront house in the wilds of Virginia, for a long weekend of swimming and…


Yesterday morning, my mother, Catherine Calder, passed away. Although she was being treated for something at the time, I think it was all her health problems of the…


Father’s Day

I swear it was father’s day when I started trying to type this. But then… computers. My father really was a computer nerd. Of all the things he…


I absolutely loved Christmas growing up. I loved the snow, when it happened. I loved the town being decorated. I loved the family gatherings. I loved buying just…


Recently passed the anniversary of my father’s death. And like I’ve seen several people do in the last few days, I was tempted to post a picture of…


Family Picnic

On my way back from a family picnic in NY. Looking at the photos… my family is so very white.

Family Reunion

The family reunion was at the bass club in San Angelo again this year. Same old everything, but that’s kind of the point. Took Heidi. Family likes her…

the kids are alright

  Taken at the family reunion in Texas this weekend.

NY, Day 4

NY, Day 2

Texas Day 3

Texas Day 2


Today, I’m wondering if the hardest part of losing someone is that you keep having things you want to share with that person.


My father died on January 5. It’s a horrible thing to contemplate. It’s a macabre thing to discuss with the doctors. And it is without a doubt, the…

The day of my father’s funeral

From left to right: his daughter Reta, his brother Jerry Don, his aunt Alene, his sister-in-law Linda, his uncle David, and his wife Ann.


David “Chunky” Calder June 1, 1940–January 5, 2010