Andrew’s Grad Party

Today we celebrated Andrew’s graduation party. Jill, her girls, and Mar-Mar and Be-Bob came from Cincinnati and Mary and Casey came from Kansas City. The party was at Main Frame studios, an artist co-op near downtown. Andrew’s friend Oscar’s family had reserved the space and invited us to join.

Andrew’s table
Susan, Andrew, Rob
Lucia and Rose
The grads
The cousins
The Lieslands

Andrew’s Final Orchestra Concert

Tonight was Andrew’s final orchestra concert. His orchestra concerts have really been a joy during his four years of high school.

Andrew’s Senior Slide
Andrew and some friends
Andrew and Will – They sure have come a long way.

March 2022

Rose is missing some teeth.
Andrew had an orchestra concert.
Lucia had a choir concert.
We visited Cincinnati. Lucia and Des
We celebrated Elsie’s birthday.
Henry and Andrew
Elliot and Sawyer
Rose, Mari, and Annie
At Graeters.
Rose and Annie


This evening Mari had her second showing of Gossamer. It is a one-act play that she is participating in as part of the Iowa High School Speech Association’s annual competition. Districts were a couple of weeks ago in Oceola and her group qualified for State, which was hosted today at Valley. They will find out on Monday if they make it through to the All-State competition. There are no photos during the show, so we must settle for before and after.

The stage
Mari with her eye make-up.

PS – Mari’s show was on Friday night and most of the acts and shows were on Saturday. We spent most of the day there enjoying the various acts: short plays, improv, radio production, tv production, musicals, readers theater, choral reading.