Monday, May 29, 2006

My brother and my aunt

Here is my "little" brother Ralph, who lives in Austin TX, visiting my aunt Italina, aged 93, in Bologna, Italy, a few weeks ago.
I call her Zia Lelle. She lives on her own, does all her own cooking, banking, shopping, cleaning, etc.

Another picture of my aunt. She lived with her older sister most of the last 10 years. But about 3 years ago, the sister, Zia Libia, had to go in a nursing home. The home was about 150 yards away. Almost every day Zia Lelle would walk there to visit her sister. Zia Libia passed away about 2 years ago.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

My daughter

I needed to test image uploads, and thought of my daughter. Much of the last five weeks has been spent traveling, with the last long trip to Durham, NC for the Division 3 Softball National Championship. My daughter, Leigh Bonkowski, is captain of the Ithaca College team. They finished 5th in the nation. Leigh also won the Ithaca College Female Athlete of the Year award, and was No.2 academically in her department. Just a father bragging! I copied the image from the Ithaca College web site.