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The Etherlimits main page has a random image widget at the top right corner. Each time you visit the page, you see a different picture. Today the random image was a picture of me and my female cousins in Market Square in San Antonio. This picture was taken right after my grandfather’s funeral on 09 January 2006. I totally love this pictures, and since it is extremely unlikely that anyone else will see it on the random image generator, I thought I would share.

The five granddaughters of Esperanza and Louis Rodriguez, from left to right: Madelynne, LisaDiane, Laura, Lydia, and Katie

A day with Papa in San Antonio – July 2007

CIMG0978 LD and I spent Saturday in San Antonio with Papa. Papa was in SA to attend Promise Keepers. We met him after the event and enjoyed an afternoon browsing in the shops on the Riverwalk, exploring the dragon exhibit at the Institute of Texan Cultures, and shopping in Market Square. We had dinner at El Mercado and bought desert at the candy counter at Mi Tierra.

Grandpa’s Memorial Services – January 2006

louis Sunday January 8, 2006 and Monday January 9, 2006 Lisa Diane and I attended two wonderful dignified memorial services.

On December 30, 2005, Grandpa Louis Rodriguez passed away. Grandpa Louis was married to Esperanza for 63 years, raised six children – scientists, soldiers, businessmen, teachers, and musicians – and shared his smile and charming character with the world. He was a charter member of the Pan-American Golf Association, sang with the San Antonio Chordsmen for 20 years, and retired from Southwestern Drug Corporation in 1983.

His family and friends gathered at the funeral home on Sunday night. Members of the Chordsmen sang, friends told stories about his golf swing, generosity, and sense of humor, and his children thoughtfully and energetically eulogized him and led us all in a few rounds of his favorite songs. The cousins retreated to Aunt Lilian’s house for pizza (or we tried to – couldn’t get pizza, so we wound up going to Jim’s).

The next morning we gathered again at La Trinidad United Methodist Church for the Service of Christian Burial. Laura sang, LD read, and Steve gave a powerful eulogy. We bore the casket from the church to San Fernando cemetery. Afterwords, the family regrouped for lunch at La Margarita in Market Square.

W.H. Taft High School Class of 1994 Reunion, San Antonio, Texas – June 2004

IF Even though I graduated from “that other school” my friends from Taft High School encouraged me to join them at the 10 year reunion. Luke and Joey opted to stay in Austin, so Aleisha and I went to the reunion together.

We went to a picnic on Saturday, the dinner and dance on Saturday evening, and on Sunday we had breakfast at April’s charming home. We caught up with lots of old aquaintances, and spent time with our longtime friends. We had a fantastic time!

The McNay – January 2004

IF Kay and I drove down to San Antonio to see the Nightmare Before Christmas exhibition at the Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. The exhibition had original models and artwork from the stop-motion animated film ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’.
The museum is housed in a 24-room Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion set on a manicured 23 acre lot. The collections include the work of Cézanne, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, O’Keeffe, Cassatt, and Hopper. Kay and I spent the whole day touring the various collections on display.