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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

20th Wedding Anniversary

October 15, 2014.  It's  hard to believe 20 years has passed!  To celebrate we took a short (working) trip to Duluth, MN to stay at the historic Fitger's Inn, sight-see a bit and visit Glensheen Estate for a flashlight tour one night and an extended daylight tour the next. Loving wife Rose is in the process of helping Glensheen catalog its artifacts as part of her "Have Gloves Will Travel"  museum registrar business and worked a bit in the "wicker room" of the Mansion.  A photo shows her with white gloves in the room holding an antique bedpan.

Humble Blogger Dave and Loving Wife Rose pose above boardwalk next to Lake Superior at Fitger's Inn
Lakeside look at Glensheen Mansion on North end of Duluth

Rose poses with antique bedpan in "wicker room" of Glensheen Mansion
Loving Wife Rose on Pier by Glensheen Boathouse

Rose and Humble Blogger finish a delicious Anniversary dinner  with chocolate cake dessert. Location was Fitger's MIDI restaurant. 

Humble Blogger Dave poses outside Duluth Pack Store in Canal Park

Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day 2014


Daffodils in perfect bloom for the 4th of July in Veterans Memorial Park, White Bear Lake, MN.   Click on photo to see details of : older couple enjoying a chat at top center, flag to right of top center and inscription on stone wall. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014


Each year someone from our family grooms the Kubiatowicz grave sites at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna, MN.  Located here are the Andrew Kubiatowicz site, Uncle Steve Kubiatowicz site and Uncle Martin Kubiatowicz site. Grooming entails washing and clipping the grass around the monuments and head & foot stones and adding a fresh geranium to an in-ground stand.   The grooming began with my grandfather Andrew (immigrant from Poland) who died in 1955 and his wife Margaret, his brothers and their wives, my dad and mom Eugene and Mary and my brother Jim and me (your Humble Blogger).  Jim has since moved away, so the duty is left with son Joe and me. The geraniums are on their own at the mercy of Nature during the summer months, but at least they look good on Memorial Day.

Andrew Kubiatowicz Monument in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Owatonna, MN. The flag was installed by the local American Legion.  Dad served in the Army toward the end of WWII.
Dad (Eugene Kubiatowicz) and Mom (Mary Kubiatowicz) brass plaques at the Andrew Kubiatowicz Site

Humble Blogger and son Joe pose for a "selfie" photo after grave grooming responsibilities were finished on Wednesday May 21, 2014


Monday, April 21, 2014

Lent 39-Easter Monday 2014



The Resurrected Jesus meets up with two disciples on the Road to Emmaus and tells them the "Good News" (Mk 16: 12-13;  Luke 24: 13-25)  Image © Nicku | Dreamstime.com
Note I purchased this image and others by French artist Gustave Dore from Dreamstime.com for use in my 2014 series of Lenten Blog posts, The images are copyrighted by © Nicku | Dreamstime.com.  Quoting from the Dreamstime.com site, the images are from "The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments books collection published in 1885, Stuttgart-Germany. Drawings by Gustave Dore".  Most copyrighted materials are valid for the life of the author + 50 to 70 years depending on the country.  Since Dore lived from 1832-1883, seventy years beyond 1883 was 1953. Thus the copyright has expired for this 1885 publication and entered "public domain".  "Nicku" has scanned (or photographed etc.) the images and submitted them to Dreamstime.com for sale as digital media.   The images were originally black and white but I have used editing software to enhanced the images and add the colored borders.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lent 38-Easter Sunday 2014


The angel announced to the women that Jesus was no longer in the tomb "For He has risen" (Parallel accounts can be found in Mt 28:1-8; Mk 16:1-8  Lk 24:1-8   Jn 20:1-18.  Image © Nicku | Dreamstime.com

Note I purchased this images and others by French artist Gustave Dore from Dreamstime.com for use in my 2014 series of Lenten Blog posts, The images are copyrighted by © Nicku | Dreamstime.com.  Quoting from the Dreamstime.com site, the images are from "The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments books collection published in 1885, Stuttgart-Germany. Drawings by Gustave Dore".  Most copyrighted materials are valid for the life of the author + 50 to 70 years depending on the country.  Since Dore lived from 1832-1883, seventy years beyond 1883 was 1953. Thus the copyright has expired for this 1885 publication and entered "public domain".  "Nicku" has scanned (or photographed etc.) the images and submitted them to Dreamstime.com for sale as digital media.   The images were originally black and white but I have used editing software to enhanced the images and add the colored borders.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Lent 37-Good Friday 2014


Jesus Dies on a cross between two common criminals (Parallel accounts can be found in Mt 27:32-56;  Mk 15:23-39; Lk 23:33-46 ; Jn 19:17-37)   Image © Nicku | Dreamstime.com

Joseph of Arimathaea and others remove Jesus from the cross and lay Him to rest in a a new tomb (Parallel accounts can be found in Mt 27: 57-61;  Mk 15: 42-47; Lk 23:50-56 ; Jn 19: 38-42) Image © Nicku | Dreamstime.com

Note I purchased these images and others by French artist Gustave Dore from Dreamstime.com for use in my 2014 series of Lenten Blog posts, The images are copyrighted by © Nicku | Dreamstime.com.  Quoting from the Dreamstime.com site, the images are from "The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments books collection published in 1885, Stuttgart-Germany. Drawings by Gustave Dore".  Most copyrighted materials are valid for the life of the author + 50 to 70 years depending on the country.  Since Dore lived from 1832-1883, seventy years beyond 1883 was 1953. Thus the copyright has expired for this 1885 publication and entered "public domain".  "Nicku" has scanned (or photographed etc.) the images and submitted them to Dreamstime.com for sale as digital media.   The images were originally black and white but I have used editing software to enhanced the images and add the colored borders.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Lent 36-Holy Thursday 2014


Jesus Celebrates His last Passover supper with His apostles.  Judas sits to Jesus' left (Parallel accounts are found in Mt 26:17-29; Mk 14:12-25; Lk  22: 7-38, Jn 13-17) Image © Nicku | Dreamstime.com
Jesus prays alone in the Garden of Gethsemane as Peter, James and John sleep nearby (Parallel accounts are found in Mt 26:36-46;  Mk 14:32-42; Lk 22:39-46) Image © Nicku | Dreamstime.com
Before soldiers arrest Jesus, Judas betrays Him with a kiss. (parallel accounts are found in Mt 26: 47-56; Mk 14:43-52;  Lk 22:47-53; Jn 18:1-11) Image © Nicku | Dreamstime.com

Note I purchased these images and others by French artist Gustave Dore from Dreamstime.com for use in my 2014 series of Lenten Blog posts, The images are copyrighted by © Nicku | Dreamstime.com.  Quoting from the Dreamstime.com site, the images are from "The Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments books collection published in 1885, Stuttgart-Germany. Drawings by Gustave Dore".  Most copyrighted materials are valid for the life of the author + 50 to 70 years depending on the country.  Since Dore lived from 1832-1883, seventy years beyond 1883 was 1953. Thus the copyright has expired for this 1885 publication and entered "public domain".  "Nicku" has scanned (or photographed etc.) the images and submitted them to Dreamstime.com for sale as digital media.   The images were originally black and white but I have used editing software to enhanced the images and add the colored borders.