Thursday, December 31, 2009
Also, a great big Happy Birthday to my father who is 79 years young today. Pictured below with his beloved wife Pat and their many grandchildren. Have a great day Dad. We love you.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Friends and family gathered together to bid farewell to World War II vet and dedicated family man Charles D. Curley of Richmond, Virginia in December 2009.
Song "Just Breath" by Pearl Jam. One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Thanks Eddy V.
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Friday, December 11, 2009
Today my dear Uncle Charles Curley passed away at the age of 88 in Richmond, Virginia. The oldest of eight kids he is pictured above in what is a classic, and favorite, photo of mine. It should have been around the early 1940's when it was taken. The young lady on the left is none other than my mother, Pat (Mema), still alive and well and caring for her devoted husband, all her children and grandchildren.
Uncle Charles (or Choo Choo as he was known to his own grandchildren, and great grandchildren) was a very interesting, funny, fellow and was dearly loved. About a year ago I had the opportunity to photograph Charles and spend some time with him in his home. Having landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day +1 his stories of the war run deep. His memory of that time culminated in a book he published years ago which is a fascinating read. It was also during this time in France that he learned to drive steam locomotives and his love for trains never diminished. Charles was very active in Richmond for a man his age and will be very missed by his family and friends.
You can see my earlier blog post here: Tribute To My Uncle
Read his obituary here: Richmond Times Dispatch
Sign his guest book here: Guest Book
Saturday, December 5, 2009
What I had not noticed until Luke brought it to my attention was that he had carefully crafted a miniature of myself, the Cubmaster, fast asleep under my "I love Boy Scouts" blanket and my camera safely perched upon my chest.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
In this tightly cropped image, the NASA space shuttle Atlantis is seen in silhouette during solar transit, Tuesday, May 12, 2009, from Florida. This image was made before Atlantis and the crew of STS-125 had grappled the Hubble Space Telescope. The photographer made this image using a solar-filtered Takahashi 5-inch refracting telescope and a Canon 5D Mark II digital camera.