Cross-Country Connections is a Biodork weekly blog entry dedicated to telling stories in pictures of three family members – me, my sister and Mom – living in very different locations across the country. Every week we choose a different theme and then take or contribute a personal photo that fits the theme. This week’s theme is Award.
From Mom in Carbondale, Illinois:
(Image is a framed Certificate of Honor given to Paula Bilyeu for the William A. Pitkin Memorial Scholarship, dated 2009).
From me in Minneapolis, Minnesota:
(Image is a “gold” ball mitt holding a softball with a number of signatures on it. The plaque reads “Coach Don / Thanks for all your help / Hawks – 1989”)
From Erin in Takoma Park, Maryland:
(Image is a trifold frame with nine inserts. Three hold photos of Dad, one holds a title ” Five Reasons Why You’re Our Favorite Dad”. The reasons are “5. You’re the only one we got”, “4. 4am cross-country road trips”, “3. Awesome Bar-B-Que”, “2. You gave us all your hair.” and “1. You haven’t sold us to the Gypsies”.
Post Note: Apparently Father’s Day was on me and my sister’s mind this week. Our dad passed away in 2006, so Father’s Day is always bittersweet; I miss him deeply, but I’m happy for the opportunity to remember him. I know he’d be so proud and happy to see how well his family is doing these days.