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PFC Lawrence Anthony Dellasega

My father was a rifleman in WWII, serving as a scout in Company B of the 395th Infantry.  He had been in a reserve unit, and was not called up until April of 1944, because he was older (33) and the father of two small children (my older sisters, Jean Ann and Sally).  He was…

Wedding — Mosaic Cookie Table

Emily and Aaron decided to serve Molly Moon’s ice cream for dessert instead of a cake or cupcakes.  The ice cream turned out to be a good choice, since it was a very warm day.  Fortunately, the Georgetown Ballroom is conveniently set up for food vendor trucks since they can just drive right into the…

A Gift From Pratima

Yesterday I received a beautiful gift from my friend, Pratima (peepsatthepeepaltree).  On a trip to India, Pratima purchased an assortment of hand block printed fabrics, and she shared some of these lovely prints with her readers. Pratima made an amazing quilt with her fabrics, and wrote about hand block printing and her quilt here and…

The History of Martha Dellasega – Volume II

Several of you asked about my younger sister, Mary, who grew up to be a college professor teaching mostly English and Speech.  She received a PhD in her favorite field, theater, and she also works at a Seattle theater.  Mary doesn’t draw much anymore, but she is still a wonderful and witty writer. I want…

The History of Martha Dellasega – Volume 1

I love these books so much, and they make me laugh every time I read them.  This is the first volume of a three-part series written by my little sister, Mary.  Mary was about 14 when she wrote this volume. The History of Martha Dellasega, Volume I Written and Illustrated by Mary Dellasega, 1964-66

Save The Date

Here are the photos that Emily and Aaron took for the front of their “Save the Date” postcard.  We are so happy for them.

When I’m 64!

I turned 64 on Monday, and tonight my sister, Sally, hosted a fabulous birthday party for me.  A wonderful time was had by all, and I received amazing gifts from my family (more on this later). This particular Beatles song was released when I was 20 years old, and I remember thinking at the time…

The Almost Perfect Mother-of-the-Bride Dress

To be honest, I have been dreading looking for a dress.  Although I knew what I wanted (linen sheath, preferably pink), I doubted I would be able to find just the right dress.  Then, on Sunday, Emily and I stopped by the Goodwill on our way back from picking up her wedding dress (a perfect…

The Village Cat Monster

The poor villagers are being terrorized by the Elvis monster. He sleeps in their streets, pushes their houses about, and knocks over any residents who are brave enough to step outside. I have allowed this devastation to continue, hoping the monster will be content harassing the villagers instead of attacking the Christmas tree.  

Colonoscopy — My tip for drinking Colyte

Today I am having a colonoscopy. For the past week or so I have been reading advice online and talking to co-workers about how to comfortably down 4 liters of the vile tasting Colyte. The tips involved selecting the least offensive flavor packet (lemon-lime according to most) and various techniques for the drinking — refrigerating…

Meet Elvis

For my birthday my son, Elliott, gave me a certificate for a kitten from the Humane Society. Business was brisk last Saturday when we stopped by — tons of people adopting pets, which was nice to see. There was only one very small kitten left, and we managed to fill out the paperwork quickly in…