May 31 2009

Girl Scout Court of Awards

Girl Scout Troop 5325, the one Stephanie and Morgan belong to, held their annual Court of Awards. Morgan received her Bronze Award for her volunteer hours at the Santa Monica Animal Shelter. Morgan bridged over from Juniors to Cadettes, and Stephanie bridged from Cadettes to Seniors.

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May 28 2009

El Segundo Spring Arts Festival

Both Stephanie and Morgan participated in the El Segundo Spring Arts Festival, Morgan with the Center Street School Cougar Choir and Stephanie with the El Segundo Middle School advanced band, the Aquatunes.


May 23 2009

Memorial Day

As we have done every Memorial Day weekend, the three girls (Iris, Stephanie, and Morgan) played in the Tigers Invitational Basketball Tournament. Iris’ team lost both of their games. Stephanie’s team, the Venice Angels, lost their first two but won their last game. One of their former teammates, Ashley, had flown in from Alabama and […]

May 10 2009

Dinner with Jane & Davis

Jane Flynn came into town for a short vacation, and we got together at Paula’s house for dinner along with Maureen Teague, one of the other techs that worked in the clinical lab. We had a lot of good Thai food, and for dessert, a birthday cake to celebrate Ron’s birthday.

Earlier in the day, […]

May 9 2009

Music in the Park

The Center Street School Cougar Choir performed at Universal Studio’s “Music in the Park” competition. The choir sang one warm-up piece, Pie Jesu, and two judged pieces, All Night, All Day and Exsultate Cantamos Festivo.

Morgan is in the top row, second from the left.

The Choir placed First and earned the second highest […]

May 9 2009

Ron Visits Grandmother

Ron and his family on his mom’s side stopped by after Bev & Summy’s wedding to visit his grandmother. She lives in a convalescent home in Glendale. Unfortunately, the staff won’t let her walk anymore because she’s taken some falls and broken some bones, so she gets pushed around in a wheel chair. Plus […]

May 9 2009

Bev & Summy’s Wedding

We went to Bev & Summy’s wedding. Summy is Ron’s first cousin once removed (Ron’s dad’s and Summy’s grandmother are brother & sister). It was a beautiful day for a wedding: the weather was warm and the ceremony was held in the outdoor courtyard of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. Stephanie was away at […]

May 8 2009


Stephanie left for a weekend at AstroCamp with 40 other students from El Segundo Middle School. The students conducted various experiments with gases and saw Saturn through a telescope on Saturday night.

May 4 2009

Syd Finegold

One of Ron’s former bosses, Dr. Sydney Finegold, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Veterans Administration for his research work. Syd is a pioneer in the area of anaerobic microbiology and has three organisms named after him. Ron worked in two different research laboratories that he supervised from 1982 to 1987.


May 3 2009

Mothers Day

We gathered with Iris’ side of the family at Hop Li in Santa Monica for an early Mothers Day celebration. Along with Iris’ mom, Sue, there was: Iris’ brother, Scott; Scott’s two ex-wives, Betty Ann and Julie; Scott’s son, Casey; Scott’s daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Edward; and Betty Ann’s boyfriend, Dave. […]