New Camera

7 May 2008 – Casselberry, Longwood & Altamonte Springs

Tue- Happy Bday Wilki, my cousin who I just visited in HI. There was a US $30 rebate for this lilac colour slim camera and it was looking at me with a ‘buy me’ look, just irresistible. Finally gave in and bought Nikon CoolPix210 but instruction manual takes me a long time to digest. No fault of the camera but the incompetence of the owner.

Lunched with Hank who was my Carmel neighbour in Casselberry. His wife Ann, a good friend, confidant and surrogate mother passed away 4 years ago. The drive around the Carmel neighbourhood and Park Ave/Morse Museum where she worked brought back fond memories. Her remains has been scattered around her favourite river.

Dined with Cindy, Linn’s mother-in-law at Longwood. Took a stroll around the corner to St Stephen Lutheran Church where Linn went for Sunday services, got married and her eldest daughter Katy was baptised. A lovely evening chatting, catching up & giving thanks to our blessings. Just cannot imagine the cyclone disaster in Myanmar. Received news that my friend Theingi & her family are safe in Yangon.

Wed- thank you Terry & Dee. Their house with the pool must be a little piece of paradise for the grandchildren during their visits. Packed and ready for the Amtrak, a 9+hr train ride to Columbia SC. Looking forward to seeing Linn & family. Goodbye Mickey Mouse, the theme park state with Disney World, Epcot & Universal Studio and the state where May, Linn & Jeff attended school & university… go Gators, University of Florida!

Of all our inventions for mass communication, pictures still speak the most universally understood language – Walt Disney

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