Pacific View

This post has more personal meaning than it does photographic value. It is a quick shot I took of the display for my Aunt Betty at her recent memorial service in California. The cemetery is called Pacific View and though the Pacific ocean isn’t visible in this photo, it is visible from Betty and Cliff’s …

Classic Portraiture

My aunt Betty left South Dakota for California when she was 18. That had to have been a huge leap for a petite girl from the midwest. She went with her oldest sister (my aunt) Phyllis. Phyllis moved back to South Dakota after a few months but Betty stayed for the rest of her life. …

Aunt Betty

Early this morning we learned that my dear aunt Betty, my mother’s sister and the sole survivor of the generation that precedes me, passed away. She was 91 and died in her California home – exactly where she wanted to be. I took this photo in 2007 at one of Betty’s favorite restaurants – Las …