David & Daniel

Last summer David and Daniel, Great Nephews of mine, visited us here in Magdalena. Reconnecting with them was grand – and wish we could stay in contact. These photos are by Daniel – a major league super photographer. I’m so proud of them both.
8 of my 20 years in the USAF was in photography, especially during two years in Vietnam. It’s stunning to see the advances in photography since 1964………….. I now have a nice digital camera and a few lenses. Perhaps since I actually retired memorializing scenes my eyes see as important might reenter my activities. After leaving Vietnam in 1970 from my second year there – my hands did not touch another camera for decades…………………  Guess why……

Jim

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Georgianna Student Samples

Georgianna lives in Idaho and fosters programs to introduce people, young and not so young, to weaving. I had shared a number of looms and tools with her to use in those programs last year. Here is a couple of samples done by her students! Isn’t it wonderful to have such people help others to learn weaving or what! The world is full of terrific people – just look and they are right there.
Still not and will not get back to tool making. Still working on my large run of welded spiders – and they are nearing completion. I’ll post when they are complete.
Also is a photo of me taken by Great Nephew Daniel last summer when he came with his brother David to pick up the chopper I gave him. B&W – Daniel is a remarkable photographer! Look him up in the Houston area, especially if you need a high quality photographer for weddings.  Two very neat young men.
Started wearing hearing aids just yesterday. We’ve been aware for awhile they were needed. Am ready to learn to embrace being able to hear again…. Getting old is not for sissies – too much time in noisy environments and did not wear hearing protection in the shop till damage was done…..

Later

Jim