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Friends & Pen Pals, Page 2

These photos are of my Internet friends and pen-pals around the world.
I am very proud to have their pictures here on my website.

           (Click on photos to enlarge; click on flags for maps)

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Sharon Young is my friend from Pennsylvania.  I met her in a chat room on Yahoo Messenger.



Chris is another friend I met on Yahoo Messenger.

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Fred Wildman is a friend of mine from North Carolina.

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Luke rides his new bike.

Maureen Palmer, my friend and pen-pal who I met thru the internet.  She is a very kind and sweet English lady.

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Maureen's grandson Luke

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John with his mother and son.

John Knocker of Ireland
John is my Irish friend and pen-pal.  We enjoy chatting on YAHOO Messenger.

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The John Knocker Family
Seamus, Ciaran (Caolan on lap), John the father, Eomonn, Johnny with Darragh and Debbie.

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Standing behind me, is my nurse, Colleen, who visits me regularly at my home in Corsicana.

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Mrs. Johnson is another nurse who visits me regularly at my home in Corsicana.

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Father Frank Gunther and his adopted family.  He was our priest when we lived in the Valley.

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Elaine Rotteveel is my friend from Riverview, Michigan.  She's on the right, and her eldest daughter Sjaan holds her niece Leann's baby Cayden at two weeks old. Leann took the picture.

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Pete & Elaine pose with the beautiful pink roses they received on their 50th.

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Pete was very pleased to have his nephews, Ton & Bart, flown in from Holland.

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Pete Rotteveel, devoted husband for 50 years.

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Elaine and Pete at the head table are seated behind a beautiful floral arrangement.

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Backyard view at the Rotteveel's

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The beautiful floral arrangement at the head table.

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Their cake was made and decorated by a friend of Elaine & Pete's daughter, Sjaan.

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Sjaan and Charmaine present the cake for Elaine and Pete's 50th Anniversary.

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Pete hugs his two youngest children, daughters Sjaan and Charmaine.

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Elaine Rotteveel, devoted wife for 50 years.

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Elaine and Pete pose in front of Lake St. Clair, just south of Lake Huron.

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This is Alma Davis and her great granddaughter.

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This is Marilou and John Joyce of Georgia.

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Festus at the Volset office.

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Festus' banana tree, in his backyard.

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This photo of Festus was taken November 21, 2006.

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Festus with his daughters celebrating New Year's 2007.

Festus Bazira hails from Uganda, Africa.  As our foster son, he has adopted us as his parents.  He is 46 years old in this photo.

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Mary Bazira, wife of Festus, is a nurse in Uganda.  She lectures elementary school children about STD's like AIDS, an epidemic in Africa.

As parents die from AIDS many children are left to fend for themselves.

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Festus' home near Kampala, Uganda.

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Festus installs his front door, assisted by friends.

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Festus shown with Lydia, account officer for Volset.


These are links to his website and related African links...

VOLSET Uganda

Watoto Children's Choir

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Joseph Kanyari from Kenya, Africa
Joe is a pop-star singer who sang in night clubs in Mombasa.

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Serdar Balli of Turkey
Serdar is my Turkish friend and pen-pal.

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Serdar served in the Turkish Military.  Here he is in uniform with his mother and sister.

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Jean Mavracic of Florida's grandson, Trenton James Mavracic, taking a bath after celebrating his 1st birthday

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Pauline Lee is my friend from China.   This is her son.

 

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Virginia LaBaff is a new friend of mine.  These two photos were taken when she visited Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee.

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Virginia and her daughter standing in front of the gates at Graceland

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Karen (my daughter Robbin's second child) had my great-grand-daughter Kiya Lane. (21 inches long, 8lbs. 5 1/2 oz.)

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Virginia sits with Pooh (Karen's friend) holding Kiya. Karen sits on the end.

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Feeding time for Kiya Lane

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"Just one more burp, Sweetie"

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Pooh's dog, Daisy sniffs Kiya "Hello"

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Pooh holds Kiya

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Pooh's turn to feed Kiya