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I haven't had much time to put together a blog post this past week. Our daughter Megan and the kids came to visit and we've had a lot going on! Needless to say, we've had a lot of "face time" with our kids and grandkids. Megan put together a nice blog post which recounts many of our activities, so rather than re-inventing the wheel, I'll just point you to her post if you're interested in what we've been up to and in seeing some cute pics of our three oldest grandchildren playing in the kiddie pool at Mark and Katie's.

Here's a picture of one activity Drew especially enjoyed:

Drew Poppie Campout

Our daughter Nora who is expecting and is about at the end of her first trimester. She is ending her employment as a full-time nanny today and will be concentrating on building her cookie business — The Cookie Kiln. In the side bar of my blog I have put a collage of some of her recent creations and her business card. These link to her site in case you decide you want to order cookies from her for some special event in your life.

For the sake of those of you who never venture onto my blog, here's the collage to which I'm referring:

some of Nora's cookies @ The Cookie Kiln

Some of the students from the high school in Michigan where I first began teaching 40 years ago had a reunion this past Friday evening. Some of them were in my first Beginning French class I taught that year. I would have loved attending the reunion, but with everything going on in our house this past week, it just wasn't possible. But through technology, I was able to be there for an hour and a half through the FaceTime app on my iPad. I laughed out loud often at their comments and stories. At the end of the evening, they took pictures of those attending the reunion. Below is a picture of the group, including yours truly on the iPad on the right.

Class of 1976 Mini-Reunion

It's really bizarre to think that "the kids" in my first class of first year French students are now in their mid 50's! I think they look pretty good, but I'm slightly biased.

I have enjoyed both types of face time I participated in this past week. Our house will be very quiet this week.


"It's not about the sincerity of my faith, but it's about the Object of my faith." — Joshua Pegram


Some people wouldn't recognize an act of kindness if it hit them in the face!

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2 Comments on “Face Time”

  1. #1 Erin McCune
    on Jul 31st, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Hey Rob “Mr. Loach” it was fun having you at the mini reunion! I read your blog but don’t usually comment. I read your quote at the end by Joshua Pegram and wanted to make sure you were aware of yet another “small world” item…. Our youngest Chelsea is married to Bryce Pegram, didn’t know if you were aware of that?

    Glad you had fun with your kids and grandkids, with more coming!!


  2. #2 Rob
    on Jul 31st, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Thanks for commenting, Erin. I knew of the connection with Bryce. It was so fun the other evening!