Sunday, December 24, 2006

Happy Christmas from the Linkerts!


Happy Christmas from the Linkerts!
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Best wishes to you all this Happy Season. We are going to have a fun week with friends and family, and hope you do to.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The girls visit another Santa


The girls visit another Santa
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
There's something familiar about him though... I just can't place it!

Oh OH!


Oh OH!
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Mommy caught us on camera!

Decorating cookies with the Bradways


Decorating cookies with the Bradways
Originally uploaded by Linkert.


Caroling for the Gruenwalds.


Caroling for the Gruenwalds.
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Starting a tradition here, playing our horns for some old friends.

Cecelia Wednesday


Cecelia Wednesday
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Shes starting to take steps between furniture now. It's very exciting.

Cousins Cousins Cousins...


Cousins Cousins Cousins...
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Ain't they grand?

Big news

Sara is expecting a baby now... so she told our mother on Santa's lap. Very exciting! Congratulations Sara and Jon!

Big news
Originally uploaded by Linkert.

Cecelia cuddles in.


Cecelia cuddles in.
Originally uploaded by Linkert.


Maeve meets Santa


Maeve meets Santa
Originally uploaded by Linkert.


Linkert caroling


Linkert caroling
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Was a hoot this year. Kudos to the guy singing "Four Calling Birds"

Avae and Steerforth bond


Avae and Steerforth bond
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
The cat finally gets some love... maybe he could find a home at the Burfeind residence?

Cecelia helps decorate the tree


Cecelia helps decorate the tree
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
"Put that pretty outfit here Mommy!"

Linkert girls on ice


Linkert girls on ice
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
The lake froze up enough to bear our weight for the most part. I thought this would be a fun picture... it's still too warm to go much further out in my opinion, though I didn't ask the fishermen out in the middle of the lake.

Cecelia Wednesday


Cecelia Wednesday
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Standing... and getting her bearings... she is practically walking.

Christmas Downtown


Christmas Downtown
Originally uploaded by Linkert.
Janet got 3 alike dresses that were sized nicely for the girls, and then she and my mom made a 4th to complete the ensemble for the cousins. They were very cute walking about downtown.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Thin Ice

This has nothing to do with my family, but interesting video I thought.





Monday, December 11, 2006

Interesting list

Since the Pearl Harbor rememberances this last week were on the airwaves, it also made me think about World War I. I've been thinking that those veterans are really old now... and wondered if there was a count on how many veterans are still alive.

Then I saw an article about an annual Pearl Harbor Survivor reunion in Hawaii. They have held these every 5 years, but the consensus seems to be that this year may be the last. Only 1500 survivors made it this year, on the 65th anniversary.

This made me think again about the WWI vets, and I found the list of surviors pretty easily...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviving_veterans_of_World_War_I

There are 51 confirmed surviving veterans of WWI left in the world today.

Putting this in context, it's strange to think about our lifespans, and the coming and going of events, big and small. It seems to be quite a moment to be here, witnessing the end of a generation who fought in one of the earliest, bloodiest, mechanized wars. Guys who may have started the war with rifles on horseback, and finished with machine guns, tanks, and airplanes.
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