Monthly Archives: November 2010

Papa’s funeral

This morning was Papa’s funeral. Everything has happened so fast – it’s been less than 72 hours since he passed away. We started the day by picking up a few people who wanted to attend. I was happy that more … Continue reading

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Visiting the funeral home

Today, we visited the funeral home to pay our respects to Papa. We did not visit yesterday because we had not brought in his suit and chosen a casket until then. Before we went, life goes on, and we had … Continue reading

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Funeral Arrangements

Today we went to Tubman Funeral Homes to make the final arrangements for Papa. Mama had two main requirements: there would be a Mass, and that Papa would be cremated. Mama told us earlier in the week that she and … Continue reading

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The passing of my father-in-law

Papa has been in the hospital since he was admitted a week ago. Through the week, the staff continued to work on this sodium levels. They were hovering around 119, and the normal range is 135-145. This sodium deficiency has … Continue reading

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Papa’s not quite a stroke

On Friday, Rosa called me around noon to tell me that there was a problem at home. Mama had called her and said that Papa was behaving strangely and was confused. He was not able to answer any questions. It … Continue reading

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Day of Photography

Today, I had the pleasure of spending almost the entire day taking photographs. The day started early with a photoshoot organized by Hagen Hohn (graduate of Harry Nowell’s Professional Photography Program) through the BMW Car Club of Ottawa. It was … Continue reading

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Vintage Clothing Sale

This afternoon, Rosa and I went to the Vintage Clothing Sale at the Chateau Laurier. It was the first time either of us had been in the Chateau. Rosa shopped for nearly 2 hours and found three neat dresses from … Continue reading

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Thoughts on STS-132

I’ve been thinking about what I learned from attending the STS-132 Atlantis launch on May 14th. 1. I learned that if I rent or borrow equipment, I should read the manual before I need to use the equipment. During the … Continue reading

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