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Issue 317 – Family & Friends in 2015

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. 

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Becky & Stan Paregien Jr in Waterloo, Illinois – March, 2015

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0465   2015-03--28   -- Little Gasparilla Island  - Jean Pendergrass - Shirley Cook  -- by Peggy Paregien

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0045   2015--02--12   - Bradenton,  FL - Don Betts' 83rd birthday - by Jim Parker

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. 

 

0041   2015--01--31 - Abe Guillermo and Jean Pendergrass, friends since 1953 - he died Feb 10, 2015

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.

Guillermo, Abraham M  -- Memorial Service -- 2015--03--17  Page 1 of 5Guillermo, Abraham M  -- Memorial Service -- 2015--03--17  Page 2 of 5

2015--04--05--A10    Bradenton, FL - Easter Sunrise on the Riverwalk -- Bonnie Hamill and P Paregien by S Paregien2015--04--05--B1 -- Washington, DC -- Major Stan Paregien Jr - USAFR2015--04--22   02   Bradenton, FL -- Al Good turned 90 -- by Virgina Corbin

Geri Mack watches as husband Al Mack cuts the cake on his 90th birthday. Bradenton, FL – 2015 –  Photo by Stan Paregien

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2015--04--18   B05  Sheridan, AR --  Dominic, Jodi, Peg, Bailee -  by Stan Paregien2015--04--21   D-04  Tulsa, Ok - Peg Paregien, Maynard and Sue Hammans - by S Paregien2015--04--22  A01B  Cleveland, OK -- Verdonn and Sharron Blevins2015--04--23  A05  Edmond, OK - Paregiens and Arringtons and Sengs

2015--04--24  A28  Edmond, OK -   -- Jean Ndayisaba with relatives and P and S Paregien

2015--04--27   2   Stratford, OK  -- David and Patsy Bryan - by Peggy Paregien2015--04--27   3   Stratford, OK  -- David and Patsy Bryan - by Peggy Paregien2015--04--28   A01B  Snook, TX  -- Stacy P Magness - by Stan Paregien2015--04--28   A02  Snook, TX  -- Christal - Peg - Dylan - Stan - by Stacy Magness

2015--05--08   B03   Bradenton, FL -- Clay Landes and others at a jam -- by Peggy Paregien2015--05--08   B06   Bradenton, FL -- Rod Myers at a jam -- by Peggy Paregien

2015--05--17    A01   Bradenton, FL  --  Ronnie and Carole Colella2015--05--18  B1   Joplin, MO -- Victor and Evelyn Knowles

Victor and Evelyn Knowles – Joplin, MO – 2015

V2015--05--07   03   Rwanda, Africa  -- Bryan and Holly Hixson - 24 Anniversary2015--05--25   B05 -- Bradenton, FL  --  Virginia Corbin, P Paregien and dogs  -- by S Paregien

Our dear neighbor, Virginia Corbin with her dog Buddy, and Peggy Paregien with her dog Allie. 2015 – Bradenton, FL – by Stan Paregien

2015--05--08   A01-2   Anna Maria Island, FL -- Martha and Darrell Russell -- by Peggy Paregien

2015--05--23   A07   Stroud, OK - 30th Reunion of the Class of 1985  - Stan JR - Joe Bob Cornett

2015--06--05   A02-A  -- Roberta Fournier's obituary, 1943 to 20152015--06--05   A02-B  -- Roberta Fournier's obituary, 1943 to 2015

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2015--07--04   A02   Bradenton, FL  -- PG MHP luncheon -- Jean and Bob L'Hullier  -- by Stan Paregien

1876  --  2015--06   Bradenton, FL -- DJ and Ray Multer  -- by Peggy Paregien

1822 -- 2015--08--04  A04  Bradenton, FL -  neighbor Ray Multer died at age 75

1933  2015-08-13 --  Bradenton, FL -- Rom Colella, Don Betts -- by S Paregien

1966  --  St Petersburg, FL - Ft Desoto Park -- Sept 2, 2015 -- Lynne and Ed Hutchinson with Peggy Paregien  - by Stan Paregien1992  --  2015--09--05  Sarasota, FL - Rod Myers presiding at Clay and Pat Landes' 50th Anniversary --  by Stan Paregien2002  --  2015--09--05  Sarasota, FL - Clay and Pat Landes' 50th Anniversary --  by Stan Paregien2011  --  2015--09--05  Sarasota, FL - Clay and Pat Landes' 50th Anniversary --  by Stan Paregien2012  --  2015--09--05  Sarasota, FL - Clay Landes with Peggy Paregien --  by Stan Paregien2031  --  2015--09--06   Waterloo, IL  - Stan Paregien and new toy, a Delorean

Our Number One Son with a new toy: a DeLorean

2035  --  2015--09--23   Bradenton, FL - Smiths - Karin - Jean Pendergrass2037  --  2015--09--22  Jennifer B Morton, Carol B Tiger and Jami B McDonald2037  --  2015--09--22D  Carol Bond Tiger and her children2046  --  2015 - Marilyn and Kent Abel on a cruise2047  --  2015 - Oregon -- Paula King and sons Kevin, Karsen, Woody and Jeff

2015--10--12   2086  Sedona, AZ -- Judy and Don Betts  - by Stan Paregient2015--10--12   2135--C  Sedona, AZ  -  Courthouse Butte   -  copyrighted by Stan Paregien2015--10--13   2167--N   Sedona, AZ  -   Stan Paregien and Don Betts -  copyrighted by Peg Paregien2015--10--14   2209   Sedona, AZ  -   Slide Rock Park  -  copyrighted by Stan Paregien2015--10--16   2442--F    Cottonwood, AZ  - Blazin' M Ranch - Stan Paregien, Don Betts - by Peg Paregien

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2015--12--12   2726    Bradenton, FL --  Christmas Dinner

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Issue 275 — We Get Visitors

Issue 275    —    The Paregien Journal    —    April 25, 2014

We Get Visitors

by Stan Paregien Sr.

There’s a joke down here in Paradise to the effect that only after you move here do you suddenly become popular with those relatives who refused to speak to you for years, and with those high school classmates you thought had died years back, and with friends of your friends who stop in to give you your friend’s best wishes.

As I said, it is a joke. But it is only funny because there is an element of truth in it. This is a Big Tourist State with loads of things to see and do, so people do seem to flock here to see the new resident in town. And, hey, that is okay with us. Peggy and I are people persons, so we enjoy seeing our family and friends from far places, even friends of our friends. Those in that last category, however, we limited to a two-night stay. 

Here are some of the folks who have blessed us with a visit since we moved here:

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Glenda & James Cotton with Stan & Peggy Paregien at the Ringling Mansion & Museum

in Sarasota Florida on Oct. 25, 2013

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We tend to go a little crazy when guest come. Glenda Cotton and Peggy

are shown getting a little carried away.

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Woody King (Peggy’s nephew) with his wife Lisa and baby Ella.

The Kings are from the Portland, Oregon metro.

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See, Santa came all the way to Florida to find us. Bet ya didn’t know that when ol’ Santa Claus crosses the border into Florida, he gives up the sleigh and reindeer for a golf cart. In this case, Santa and his helper are former Kentuckians Gary & Holly Woolums

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Phil and Kay Coldiron are from the Oklahoma City metro area.

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The Allen Sisters (Indianapolis, Portland & Bradenton)

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Muriel & Jerry Paregien with Stan & Peggy Paregien at St. Petersburg, Florida on March 2, 2014.

Jerry, Stan’s cousin, has always been more like the brother Stan never had. They live in Tennessee, 

but we are trying to get them to see the error of their ways and to move down here to Paradise.

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Daniel Paregien with his parents, Stan Jr. & Becky Paregien in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 10, 2014

They are from the St. Louis area.

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Here Daniel and I are at the Classic Car Museum in Sarasota, sitting in a “Flintstones” cartoon “car.” When Stan Jr. posted this photo on his Facebook page, Peggy’s outlaw nephew in Indianapolis, Terry Gardner, commented: “It is nice to see Stan Sr. back in the kind of car he used to drive in high school. I’m thinking about suing Terry for elder abuse, except he was about half-right. 

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These were two visitors to the music jam we had at our house when Stan Jr., Becky & Daniel were there. Abe Guillermo is a native of Hawaii and as a 9-year old, stood on his family’s hillside farm and watched the Japanese pilots bomb Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He lives near Gainesville, Florida now. He and Jean Pendergrass (at right, from Venice, Florida) attended Florida (Christian) College in Tampa during the 1950s and have been friends ever since.

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Note these honorary old people playing shuffleboard. Back home in Illinois, they sorta poo-pooed this “Sport of the Kings” (very old Kings), until they came down here and actually played it. They liked it and came back for more. This Becky and son Daniel deciding on a strategy . . . or something or ‘nother.

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Daniel Paregien, Stan Jr., Becky, Peggy and Stan Sr. are shown here as they were getting ready to get on a Marina Jack’s ship in Sarasota to take a dinner cruise of Sarasota Bay. The food was great, the company was wonderful and the sunset was spectacular.

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So, boys and girls, this ends our little storytime about life in Paradise. Well, at least it ends this chapter, and with a magnificent sunset to boot. Thanks for dropping by. More later.