2005

Bowers and Lott 2005 Family Newsletter – The “Hannah Goes to Sweden” edition

With 2005 Pictures.

January:

Commuted to Buffalo.

Skiing. Every Saturday at Jiminy Peak. Sometimes at Gore.

The (Lead Us Not Into) Temptations did Wade In The Water. The Rock ‘N My Salvation Rhythm Section supported Back To The Stable.

February:

Took Hannah to visit UNH - University of New Haven. She loved it. UNH Pictures.

Took Hannah to Niagara Unversity and RIT. She didn’t like either of them as much as UNH. RIT Pictures.

Compare with college visits to UNLV and NAU.

March:

Hannah got ink done for her 18th birthday: a Pisces on her left hip.

Easter at the Bowers’ in Texas. Happy 50 anniversary, Bill and Amy.

April:

Preached in the Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church on the subject of our precious natural environment. As a SCUBA diver and sailor, I have some opinions.

Xan’s orchestra at Ithaca College had a gig at Lincoln Center. NYC Pictures.

We took the Metro North commuter train into NYC. Burned up some of my Hilton HHonors points at a Hilton Property. How about a night at the Waldorf=Astoria to top off a great show at Lincoln Center?

May:

Rebuild KaDiMa’s centerboard trunk. This is major surgery on a boat. Serious stuff. very challenging woodwork and fibreglass repair. Very scary – mistakes have serious “your boat is ruined” consequences.

KaDiMa Repair: pictures of the rarely-seen innards of a boat.

Racing in Nyack in Scott’s Buccaneer. Thanks, Scott. Wonderful, wonderful folks at Nyack Boat Club, and in the Buccaneer sailing group.

Had an article published in Dr. Dobb’s Journal.

June:

Quick production of Hannah’s short Spanish-language movie “La Mentira”. A ton of fun. I love iMovie and GarageBand.

Hannah’s High School Graduation. Hannah Graduation.

The (Lead Us Not Into) Temptations sang at MO’s funeral. A first for us.

July:

Helped DO at Sail Camp, teaching teenagers water safety and Sunfish sailing. Great week, cooperative weather. Dismasted KaDiMa. Repeat, for those who are skimming. After a dismasting last year, another dismasting. This one, however, was on the boat launch. Far more embarassing and expensive. Sail Camp.

Took Venerable Great Aunt Diane (VGAD) to Bonaire to snorkel and see the sights. Bonaire 2005 Photos. Bonaire 2005 Slides. Details in the Trip Report.

August:

Took Hannah to Sverige (Sweden) for the year. Saw her town; this is the Gällivare Webcam. We toured Stockholm and the area around Gällivare and Malmberget. We took a drive up to Kiruna just to see the sights.

Photos of Sweden.

September:

Conducted worship at Eastern Parkway UMC. My theme was a 9-minute movie treatment on the disciples trying to get lunch. Really.

October:

Saw CA’s grandmother and VGAD in North Carolina. NC Pictures.

Visited Xander in Ithaca, toured wineries around Cayuga lake.

The (Lead Us Not Into) Temptations did This Little Light of Mine.

November:

Music! Played bass on Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Life is Good, Children Go Where I Send Thee.

See ca design : quilts for a short retrospective on CA’s last 10 quilts. The database has dozens of quilts, but only a few are shown here on the web site with commentary.

December:

Worked in Alaska.

The (Lead Us Not Into) Temptations did Soon and Very Soon. The Rock N’ My Salvation Rhythm Section covered Harry Connick’s I Pray At Christmas.