The Paregien Journal – Issue 317 – Dec. 18, 2015
Stan Paregien, Editor
FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN 2015
In the course of a year, a person who travels even a little bit will meet a lot of interesting folks. Some are witting and charming, others are self-centered and obnoxious, while most are somewhere in between.
The fact is, though, that the really important people in our lives are a fairly small number of family members and friends. And it is to those precious few that I dedicate this page.
NOTE: Please know that those who fit into one or both of those categories of “family” and “friends” are not necessarily in the photos below. I did not have recent photos of many of you, nor did I have space enough to include all. Kind of a nice problem to have, really.
This is a group of Christian men who meet in Bradenton each Thursday morning for a “show and tell” brunch. The man at left is a visitor, then (clockwise) are Jim Waid, Clay Landes, Mike Cook (sunglasses), Stan Paregien, Don Betts, Mike Sirus and Rom “Hollywood” Colella.
Abe was a native of Hawaii. As a 9-year-old boy, he watched from his family’s farm as the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Abe graduated to heaven this year.
Geri Mack watches as husband Al Mack cuts the cake on his 90th birthday. Bradenton, FL – 2015 – Photo by Stan Paregien
Victor and Evelyn Knowles – Joplin, MO – 2015
Our dear neighbor, Virginia Corbin with her dog Buddy, and Peggy Paregien with her dog Allie. 2015 – Bradenton, FL – by Stan Paregien
Our Number One Son with a new toy: a DeLorean