Daily Image - Jul 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
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26 Jul 11.	I started dating Jan in her 9th grade year, so we have been together for 48 years, celebrating our 44th anniversary this year. I met all her family obviously at that same time, 48 years ago. Jan is the oldest of 5, and her immediate junior by one year was Linda, who passed away last Tuesday after a valiant multi-year fight with cancer. All the family was able to be by her side at her passing, so everyone was able to say their goodbyes in their own way. It was a very difficult day, and as you can all appreciate there will be many more to come, but each day sees the healing process proceed. Linda was a very talented individual, who, in addition to be a loving and loved wife and mother, progressed in her professional life from dental hygienist, to registered nurse, to nurse practitioner. She excelled in each of these occupations, but her greatest talent was that of an artist. Her art was eclectic, and if you were to visit in her home it might strike you more as an art gallery than a family residence, although there would be no doubt as to the latter. Jan and I always greatly admired her artistic voice, and I would be less than honest if I didn't admit that I was frequently more than just a bit jealous of her talent. Her art has graced many places here on Earth and I can only imagine how it will now grace the heavens now that her walk here has completed and she walks with the Father. Located atop the fish ladder at the Hiram Chittenden Locks in Ballard is a sculpture of waves, placed as if to be sending a continuous rolling message to all who will listen, not unlike the constant undulation of the sea. That sculpture is the base for this image. Although nothing I can do will ever compare to her work, I would be remiss if I didn't try. This one is for you, Linda. ISO 200; 1/1250 sec @ f /5.

26 Jul 11. I started dating Jan in her 9th grade year, so we have been together for 48 years, celebrating our 44th anniversary this year. I met all her family obviously at that same time, 48 years ago. Jan is the oldest of 5, and her immediate junior by one year was Linda, who passed away last Tuesday after a valiant multi-year fight with cancer. All the family was able to be by her side at her passing, so everyone was able to say their goodbyes in their own way. It was a very difficult day, and as you can all appreciate there will be many more to come, but each day sees the healing process proceed. Linda was a very talented individual, who, in addition to be a loving and loved wife and mother, progressed in her professional life from dental hygienist, to registered nurse, to nurse practitioner. She excelled in each of these occupations, but her greatest talent was that of an artist. Her art was eclectic, and if you were to visit in her home it might strike you more as an art gallery than a family residence, although there would be no doubt as to the latter. Jan and I always greatly admired her artistic voice, and I would be less than honest if I didn't admit that I was frequently more than just a bit jealous of her talent. Her art has graced many places here on Earth and I can only imagine how it will now grace the heavens now that her walk here has completed and she walks with the Father. Located atop the fish ladder at the Hiram Chittenden Locks in Ballard is a sculpture of waves, placed as if to be sending a continuous rolling message to all who will listen, not unlike the constant undulation of the sea. That sculpture is the base for this image. Although nothing I can do will ever compare to her work, I would be remiss if I didn't try. This one is for you, Linda. ISO 200; 1/1250 sec @ f /5.

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