Saturday, November 14, 2015

On this sad day, some pictures of our family in Paris, by special request.

On the Eiffel Tower.

Looks like the Champs-Élysées, also 1989.

2008. Mickey wearing beret.

And a very sad one. The majority of the deaths were around the route of the Canal St. Martin through the 10th and 11th Arrondissements, near where Elizabeth and I lived for a month (in the 4th) during September 2008, We took a tour of the canal, and this was among the photos I shot. On the block you see crossing the canal in the center is the Restaurant Carillon, a neighborhood restaurant at which at least 14 people were killed.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Naomi and the Boys (Boston, MA, January, 2012)

(Photo by Elizabeth Fisher)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I've Seen This Kid Before (Boston, MA and Teaneck, NJ, 2011 and 1978)

I was really startled to see one of the Facebook pictures of Naomi this morning: I have seen that kid before. I know pictures of babies can look alike, but the minute I saw this picture I knew exactly who it was (wasn't).

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What's the Joke? (Boston, MA, July, 2011)

What's so funny?

Whatever it is, maybe the joke's on Dad?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Naomi Sabrina Fisher (Boston, MA, May & July, 2011)

Naomi was born to Allison and Dave 2 months ago:
(Photo thx Dave)

Her big brother looks on.  Note the little pink card, like her Aunt Dora's 29 years ago:
(Photo thx Dave)

Now she's a really big girl (and very coordinated, despite her posture here):

With a great smile...

(Photos ripped from Allison video)

...and a very proud grandma:

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Marcos and me (Key Biscayne, FL, March, 2011)

I'm spending all my time at the Sony Ericsson open in Key Biscayne these days. Here I am, swiped off TV, helping the ever-popular Marcos Baghdatis with my sage advice (he lost anyway). That's my pretty awesome reserved seat!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Mutz Family (Lincoln, NE, unknown date, probably late 1930s)

This picture fills in three important family members who I haven't had pictures of before: Elizabeth's maternal grandparents, and her uncle Ster. Now, finally, photos here have shown all of Elizabeth's and my 8 grandparents, and all 14 of our aunts and uncles. Shown below are Sterling Mutz and his wife Jessie Clarke Mutz in the front, and their daughter Jessica and son Ster in the back.

I never met either Sterling or Jessie Mutz, both had died before I met Elizabeth (and Elizabeth never met her grandmother). I did meet briefly Sterling's second wife, "Grammy Ginn". Ster we both knew well. He was an engineer with Cushman, the golf cart company, and I remember his helping me reconnect a lifter rod in the engine of our second car; we used baling wire. Amazingly, that engine repair held for the long remaining life of that car. Ster died young. He was a volunteer fireman, and was killed in a head-on collision, rushing to a fire. The person whose house burned down was racing out to get help, passed on a hill, and collided with Ster. Ster was married to Aunt Mary, who died two years ago.

Besides capturing all the missing family members, I really love this as a photo. Something about the composition, the poses and the way it is such a period piece strike me. I recommend clicking on it, and then clicking on the photo that comes up in the browser, to see the full version. The painting over the fireplace is of Jessica. It was done by a noted local artist, and she had that painting until she died.