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The Traveling Circus
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First thing we did upon
Right: Perrin, looking adorable, as usual.
We quickly decided that soon would be the best time to have the goodbye
We'd gather at Griffith Park for Pecos Bill's, and then go wander around Exposition Park's Rose Garden.
much a family picnic in the park, except Mom wasn't there.
She would have loved it.
Left: Erin holds Emily, Brandon stares down the photographer, while Ariel reviews pictures, and
Melissa sits in the background. Lunch rests on
the table. We must've still been waiting for
everybody to arrive.
Right: Brandon talks to Perrin.
Clockwise, from top left:
Donnie and Russell
Katy and Cody. Cody was home from Iraq for a short furlough, and we were very pleased to see him.
Emily and Tori, who became fast friends this visit.
Far left: Harry, one of mom and dad's longest-time friends;
We shared our memories of GreatMa.
Left: Tori recited Shel Silverstein's "I'm Being Eaten
Tori's recitation set off a round of poetry quoting.
Right: Russell, Mara, Frankie.
After lunch and talking, we went to
the Rose Gardens at Exposition Park, which was one of Mom's favorite
Above left, top:
I'm sure we were an inconspicuous group, wandering around the Rose Garden,
periodically bending down depositing puddles of GreatMa "sand,"
Above left, bottom:
Above right: Erin
Below right: Russell and Liam, with Tori looking on.
|Note the majestic fountain located mid-garden.||
Above: Shaunie, Donnie, Tori, and
I believe they're actually standing in the fountain.
Above: Tori and Liam.
I'm not sure if this was before or after Liam
"pushed" Tori into the fountain...
Above: Robin, Ariel, Frankie.
I wish Deirdre had been in this
picture, then it