Our Poor Henry!
Catless: Henry -
R.I.P. - November 15, 2000|
(Click on link above to find out more about this former brown blob!)
Elmarco's Web . . .
Re-Catted - May 17, 2003: Suzi!
Unofficial partner of the Washington Nationals!
The VISIT!Off and on from May 30 to June 9, we hosted the "Arizona Family Farm" -- i.e., our
daughter Cindy, husband Israel & their progeny: 2 girls, Noah-18 & Maggie-17;
3 boys,Sarel-almost 16, Yonah-14 & Tal-11; a girl, Song-9; 2 more boys, Bo-7
& Derek-5; and another girl, Jewel-3.
|Maggie & Noah||Sarel||Yonah||Tal||Song||Derek & Bo||Jewel|
A Helpful Visit!
|Is it Song from Paris or Song from China? In any event, our granddaughter "Songie"
(actually Faith Song) was a great help when she arrived here for a week's stay with my
daughter Cindy to assist in my recovery from a fall down a down escalator on March 23.
(Damage = a broken collar bone, various cuts and bruises and a compressedAt any rate, 9-year-old Song was a great help as a fetcher, picker-upper (I can't bend
in the brace) and quite a sweet little girl (we miss her already!)
Click here to look at three situations with dire consequences!
My 2017 downsizing update!
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Random words worth considering:* Procreation is the key to our universe (from termites to grass to humans)
* Your life now is like a half-finished crossword puzzle
* With relish, I claim the title of "Preserver" (the Wife spells it p-a-c-k r-a-t)
Trump Presidential motto? But, hey, I didn't really mean it!
The Mark Moseley Story
Stuff, Stuff & More Stuff
Let the season begin!
Donald Trump in one word: Click here!
|Summer blooms at our house|
|(Pink by Mary)||(from the Mike|
The Arizona Tribe of Cindy and Israel (Click on a picture for a bigger image)
|Noah - 18!|
|Maggie - 16 & |
|SarEl now 15||Cindy - The Mom||Israel with a bunch||Here's Yonah!||Three cubs?||Handsome Tal|
|Doctor visit||Faith Song||Here's Boaz||And Derek||Jewel Grace||SarEl once more||Noah & Maggie|
August 2016: Steve & Jenny Go to Iceland(Click on a picture for a bigger image)
|Teagan & Elektra eye Iceland||The "T"||Elektra & doll||Holding up Iceland?||Elektra with pool||Sarah, Jenny & T|
|Click here for more pictures!|
Vagrant thoughts for when
"you're not that young anymore!"
Two Good Ones!
|In June 2015, Steve and Jenny & the
two little girls came to visit. Going
upstairs -- one step at the time -- Mary
turned to 5-year-old Teagan and said,
"You know I don't move as fast as I
used to." And Teagan replied, "Well,
you're not as slow as Grandpa!"
|This spring, my physical therapist Lara|
told me a story about her 6 1/2-year-old
niece. Speaking with her grandmother,
she used the word "why." The grandmother
replied, "Why? Because I know everthing."
And the little girl indignantly replied,
"You're not Google!"
Yes, "My Daughter Said She'd Burn This Book!"
Click on www.amazon.com & select "books." Then type my title
in the "Question Slot" at the top of the page and follow
the ordering instructions ($7.00 + shipping & handling).
(For a preview of contents, click on selected chapters.)
Our 2015 Christmas Letter
Question: Is there any place prettier
|(P.S. - Can you find the one picture that "doesn't quite belong"?)|
Our Youngest Grandchild 2015 Pictures from Arizona Jewel Grace
in her Princess dress
Noah: Sweet 16 Tal's 9th B-day
Click here for
Steve & Jenny
family slide show
|Little Girl in|
big shoes video
"Warm Valley"-- a poem I wrote many years ago while in college.
Our 2014 Christmas Letter
Click on N.H.D. for more info!
Phone home Elektra! Teagan's ready Burke/West Springfield
Senior Center Without Walls
Let the season begin! Click here
for Video of
for an article in
the Burke Connection
(My best photo yet) for Halloween (And it quotes me!)
Ancient Cultures of the Great Sea
|The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World|
Elektra Teagan Easter girls Our trip to Arizona!
"Me! Me! Pick me!
I know the answer!"
Birthday girl! At our house Click on image for more pix
Steve & Jenny's
Optimists' year-end letter: A Parody!
Which view of Teagan is cutest?
|Noah, our oldest
|And our youngest,|
|Christmas Video of
Elektra Miran Mark
|December 28, 2013||15 on 12/14/2013||4 mo. on 12/11/13||doing the crawl thing!||Left-handed??||Who's driving?|
Our 2013 Christmas Letter Year-End Letter -- A Parody!
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|Jenny & |
|First day of
|Trying on an|
early Easter hat
|Teagan found the
| * Note: A few days later,
the teacher called
to say that|
"Teagan was trying to take over the class!"
Basket & Legos
|Faith Song's Art|
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A new granddaughter: Jewel Grace!
Teagan at 3 years old (born 2/17/2010)
Teagan has a sister (& we have a new granddaughter)!
|Stuff & More Stuff|
|Ode to Hillary||Smarmy|
|Poem 1||Poem 2|
Two slideshows: Teagan leaves us at Christmas. & Teagan grows up.
Steve & Jenny's pre-Christmas family photos
With the football season behind us, perhaps we can take some time to look at some of the potential team mascots that, well, let's just say "didn't make it" -- "The Rat Terriers;' "The Fighting Euphonious Ewes;" "The Fetching Collies;" "The Fierce Ferrets;" "The Craven Cows;" "The Silly Spaniels;" & finally (an all-girls school) "The Buxom Bluejays."
Our 2012 Christmas letter!
|Faith Song growing up - 5 on Dec. 1, 2012|
|I call her "BTM" (that stands for "Blonder Than Most!")|
Say "Hi" to "Ootie"
VIDEO: Watch Teagan do a "Victory Dance" on YouTube
|Teagan - 2 1/2 years old||Derek - 1 year old Oct. 21|
|Click on either|
picture for a
|Cute as ever!||Same marvelous smile!|
August 2012: Figs Galore!
My epistle for you history buffs: "A Very Short History of the Ancient World"
|June 2012: A visit from Derek (7 1/2 mo.) . . .||. . . and his mother||Derek with his Grammy and Grampa|
|"I think I'll charm you with my smile!"||Derek with Cindy||More Father's Day Weekend photos|
APHIS celebrates its 40th anniversary!
Finally, recognition: Senior Awards!
|Latest grandkid pictures - Christmas 2011|
|Teagan - 2||Top: Yonah, Noah, SarEl, Maggie, Tal|
Bottom: Faith Song, Derek, Bo
Christmas letter 2011
Another grandson! And check out Derek's cameo appearance on YouTube!
The earthquake of August 23 (we were eating crabs in Occoquan!); Hurricane Irene on August 27; & then, on Sept. 8, we had our
Flash Flood of 2011!
View in front of our house: "The storm drain was plugged - we got my car out - the water rose - a cabbie made a bad decision - & my back yard was a river!"
My account of the Silk Road -- with maps and pictures!
|Cousins come to visit us in June 2011|
|Granddaughters Maggie (11) & Noah (12) from AZ plus Teagan (16 mo) from SE VA|
Our 2010 Christmas Letter!
Mary & I are on You Tube talking about my (as yet unpublished) book (My Daughter Said She'd Burn This Book!) and our respective heritages. (Click on the first two links.)
A new granddaughter - Teagan Elise Mark! (with pictures)
The Arizona Gang of Seven!
Christmas letter 2009Thanksgiving baby: A new grandson!
Grandkid Tales - Latest (& I think one of the funniest) chapters from "My Daughter Said She'd Burn This Book" by L. David Mark.
August: Israel makes a movie
of the grandkids on his new phone!
Visits with My Cousin Dani Noah is published in Highlights
July: We Go "Down the Cape!
(Cod, that is)
My grand-nephew Andrew does
July: The Grandkids in Michigan! West Springfield Village 4th of July Parade June: Steve & Jenny & Sarah Visit
Our March 2009 Arizona Trip
Our 2008 Christmas Letter
Pictures from summer 2008 on Imageshack!
(Note: Click on the small images to get larger pictures. In order, the 8 shots show: Me and Ootie (rhymes with "Cutie"); Faith Song at 10 months; Tal, 2 1/2; Yonah, 5; SarEl. 7; Noah, 9; Maggie, 8; the "beach group; and Grandpa & the Gang.)
I'm published in The Post!!
(It's a chapter from "My Daughter Said She'd Burn This Book!"
referencing a toppled plant and
"The quite mischievous Yonah Nelson, 4.")
Christmas Letter 2007
new grandaughter, Faith Song Nelson
Our summer of 2007:
Christmas letter 2006
New Grandson! *** Christmas letter 2005 *** Lookalikes?
Information on animal health history
"Noah Meets the Sea (& Vice Versa)" -- a slide show (Ft. Lauderdale - 7/11/05)
"The Cat That Looked Back" -- a children's story.
Maggie's five!! (2/14/05) *** Our Christmas 2004 letter *** Latest pix from Israel - September 2004!
Cindy & Israel & kids come to visit - March 2004!!
Mardi Gras at Clydes - February 24, 2004
Vet lunch - 1/21/04 *** Family tree info from my niece Susan Irby: Mark family - Luther family
|Mark family gallery, late 2003 -- Click on a picture below for larger image *** Our Christmas '03 letter|
|Noah - age 5||Maggie - 3 3/4||SarEl - 2 1/2|
|Yonah - 6 mo||Indians & Pilgrim|
|Mary||Steve & Suzi||ldm at the|
Air & Space Museum
A new grandson!! * Yonah at 10 days * And at 6 weeks
Happy Easter from Noah, Cindy & Maggie!
January 2003: Noah in a hat - "Raggety Ann" & Maggie Cindy in a hat - Noah goes to school
Our 2002 Christmas letter
Grandkids - November 2002! & Son.
Two views from Jerseyville: Nancy & John * Nancy & Mary
Our June 2002 trip to Tuscany -- ISU Alumni College in Chianti in a Tuscan Villa!
SarEl at 9 months! And the girls of April '02: 1 - 2 - 3
Our former handsome Abyssinian
cat, Henry. Actually, he was
only half Abyssinian -- though
his mother was a purebred, his
father was what you might call
"a traveling man."
Winter 2002 --
Florida & the Bahamas Twelfth Night Party Here's Maggie!
Our 2001 Christmas letter
July 27, 2001: It's a boy! Our new grandson!!
June 2001 digital pix:
Noah in a chair Cindy and the girls Israel Little bright eyes!
one in January 1988
Picture from the (way) past!
"Uncle" Jack & grandkids
December 2000 pictures!
Birthday girl! Fun in the tub! Gingerbread house Little Squinch No. 2
Our Christmas 2000 letter
Singin' in the
rain! and Grandpa and the
September Faces and September Smiles
Some things to check on Elmarco's web:
|But first, the local times & temperatures:|
|Springfield, Va.||Columbus, Ohio||Haifa/Tiberias, Israel|
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Noah & Maggie!
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