Archive for the 'Family Matters' Category

Semper Fi

by @ Tuesday, February 12th, 2008. Filed under Family Matters, Military

My mom called last night to inform me that my niece Jessica (my sister’s daughter) has just shipped out to MCRD Parris Island.  As a proud uncle, I wish her good luck in her career, and hope that she does the best job she can.

My latest compilation

by @ Sunday, August 12th, 2007. Filed under Family Matters

One year ago today

by @ Wednesday, April 18th, 2007. Filed under Family Matters

Mamie Star Landry
Jan. 13, 1969 - Apr. 18, 2006

Hospital visits

by @ Saturday, March 24th, 2007. Filed under Family Matters

One would think that someone who used to work in the medical field would have no problem visiting, yet I can’t stand doing it.
Here I am right now visiting a hospital with my dad who’s exhibiting signs of appendicitis. Lounging around here in the waiting room reminds me of why I got out of emergency [...]

Happy Birthday

by @ Saturday, January 13th, 2007. Filed under Family Matters

Happy Birthday, Star.
I miss you.

Tempus Fugit

by @ Wednesday, November 15th, 2006. Filed under Family Matters, Me, Myself, and I

I’ve been meaning to post this since Saturday.  In addition to being the much touted Veteran’s Day, Saturday was my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary.  That’s right- 40 years.  In a time when marriages have a lifespan averaging 3-5 years, 40 years seems like an eternity.
To celebrate, I took my dad to an Ethiopian restraunt in [...]

Musings on the family

by @ Wednesday, June 14th, 2006. Filed under Family Matters, Me, Myself, and I

It has been almost two months since Star passed away. I had been prepared for the loss for a long time, both intellectualy and emotionally, but sometimes my mind runs away from me. There are still times when I wish I could pick up the phone and give her a call, to hear [...]

Raiding the old photo drawer

by @ Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006. Filed under Family Matters

When I went up to Abilene for Star’s funeral, I raided the drawer where all the old family pictures were kept.  I brought some of them home, and with the help of my trusty scanner, I’m now able to share them all with you.
There were too many to put up here, so I’m posting a [...]


by @ Tuesday, April 18th, 2006. Filed under Family Matters

The family viewing for Star will be held tomorrow, Apr. 19th, between 5pm and 7pm at
Community Memorial Funeral Home
1443 N. 2nd
Abilene, Tx. 79601
The funeral will be on Thursday, Apr. 20th, and will consist of a graveside service at Garden of Memory in Trent, Tx.


by @ Tuesday, April 18th, 2006. Filed under Family Matters, Obituary

Mamie Star Landry
Born: Jan. 13, 1969
At Peace: 11:10am, Apr. 18, 2006

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