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Piano Recital



Part 1. Forgive the poor cinematography towards the end.

Part 2 - an original piece, "Everlasting".

Happy birthday, Jenna

Happy 14th birthday, Jenna (and happy 84 to Bob).

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Facebook love after the jump:

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First day of school

Remotely, from their respective bedroom offices, high schoolers (eleventh and ninth grade) and one middle school teacher.







Previous entries in the series:

Eighth and Tenth

Seventh and Ninth

Sixth and Eighth

Fifth and Seventh

Fourth and Sixth

Third and Fifth

Second and Fourth

First and Third

Kindergarten and Second

Kindergarten

Dogtown and Z-Girls

It doesn't get more SoCal than this. Melanie's even wearing her Social Distortion tshirt!

Dog Beach

Not an auspiscious beginning.

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Our day's activity: throwing the soccer ball (now firmly a dog toy) into the water.

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Archie would dash into the waves to retrieve the ball, while Molly waited on shore...

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... at which point she would steal the ball from him and deliver it back to us for a repeat.

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Eventually it got hot, and Molly dug in to rest on the cooler sand below the surface.

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... but not before "posing" for this "wistfully looking out to sea" portrait.

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Pandemic context: You'll note that Jenna is wearing a mask, and there are unused cruise ships parked just off-shore.

Previous visits:
... and of course, the classic photo:


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Fourth of July

Cul-de-sac "beer garden" (socially distant, and masked) after a 10K, or 2 mile fun run. As is traditional.





No fireworks this year, but Auntie Ann provided "poppers".

Father's Day

A physically-distanced Father's Day picnic in the backyard.





Earlier that day, in the backyard...



Which inspired this tweet:



... which to my silly delight, was "liked" by @USAFieldHockey.