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Thanksgiving – Nov 22, 2007

On this year Thanksgiving landed on the same date as Matt’s birthday. We celebrated in New Ipswich, NH.

The turkey is done, let’s eat!
This was my view of my family members in 2007. Thankfully things have changed and the screens have gotten smaller, I now see more of their faces as they stare at smart phones instead of laptops.
I assume that Stephanie is rolling her eyes at some comment from Jesse.
Happy Birthday Matt
Matt opens a birthday present, a glass embossed with the Dharma Initiative logo from the television series Lost.

Say Cheese
Saying cheese is not helpful to photographers.Use the word plum for a more natural effect.
Post dinner nap
Once again Stephanie is a victim of the Turkey Tryptophan effect.

Happy Birthday Ron Wilkerson

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Happy Birthday to Ron Wilkerson our family screen writer (and inventor).

Ron’s new passion, his morning bike ride

I’m including the bio that is on the Amazon page because I realize some of you don’t know much about his work. Visit his webpage to read his essays.

Ron Wilkerson has written and produced multiple episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate SG-1 and VH1’s Strange Frequency. He was nominated for an Emmy as a part of the writing team on the seventh season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He made a cameo appearance in the Stargate SG-1 fifth season episode “Wormhole X-Treme!” in which he played a studio executive.

Originally from upstate New York, he worked as head of marketing in music companies MXR, Roland and Alesis, and ran a successful Beverly Hills advertising agency before turning to screenwriting. He occasionally teaches classes in screenwriting at UCLA Extension where he was awarded “Screenwriting Instructor of the Year.”

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Beverly, and daughter Meredith.

Essays, reviews and tributes he has written can be found on his website:

Happy School Days
It wouldn’t be a birthday post without at least one archival photo from the victim’s past
Not sure if Ron is in this photo but he used it in his essay Why I Will Always Love The Buffalo Bills
A mini-reunion of sorts in November of 2012 when Andee and Steve visited Ron and Beverly in California

Happy Birthday Sharrie Dumont

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Happy Birthday Sharrie,  Sto lat to you!

Sto lat, sto lat,Niech żyje, żyje nam.Sto lat, sto lat,Niech żyje, żyje nam,Jeszcze raz, jeszcze raz,Niech żyje, żyje nam,Niech żyje nam!

Hanging out with the girls
Cool day at the beach
Someone has misbehaved
Look at the earlier photo below
Charlene Romako - 1950
Visiting her Uncle Ed in  1950. Note the Quonset Hut where Ed and Marj lived after the war
Sharrie Dumont
In October of 2015 we had a mini-family reunion in New Boston. A number of us took an autumn stroll along the rail trail.
October Family Reunion
Family Reunion in New Boston
October Family Reunion
New Boston 2015



Happy Birthday Steve Poltrack

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Sto lat, sto lat,Niech żyje, żyje nam.Sto lat, sto lat,Niech żyje, żyje nam,Jeszcze raz, jeszcze raz,Niech żyje, żyje nam,Niech żyje nam!

I’ve been posting birthday photos of family members for years. But sometimes I have multiple birthdays fall on the same day.  One solution is dragging out the posts over time. I want to give everyone their “moment”.

A few words about Steve, we are only a few months apart in age. Of all my cousins I think he is one that has made me laugh the hardest, although the whole crew is pretty funny. Happy Birthday Cuz.

Steve & Kristina
Mary with John and Steve
At the beach with our Aunt Mary. I am on the left and Steve is facing the camera.
I give you my blessing
Pope Steve X gives his blessing at Sarah and John’s wedding in Central Park in NYC. Note: His predecessor Pope Stephen IX papacy lasted only from 1057 to 1058.
Retirement suits Steve and Gael
I’m trying to include images that many of you have not seen before.
Labor Day Picnic 2009
I love this photo, Labor Day picnic September 6, 2009.