Thursday, April 13, 2006

Sad News...

I'm very sorry to have to announce my beloved father's death as the reason for not having posted here for so long. Joseph W. Bryan "passed into the West" on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 at the age of 85. I have arranged to fly home early and will be arriving in Woodland on Saturday evening. At some point after that I will post an appreciation of my sweet daddy to this blog. Please pray for those of us who are left behind...

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Meet Dr. Franky!

Dr. Fran├žois Gaudard (Dr. Franky) is the smaller ;-> of the two figures in this photo (left) taken at the Ramesseum in February of this year.

How to describe him?? Well, he's a Swiss UofC doctoral graduate-with-honors-demoticist-rockabilly-pianist-swing dancer-epigrapher-teacher-author (have I left anything out?)

The photo below shows the Doctor swinging with

Tonight (Wednesday, April 5) we celebrated his birthday. And thank you to all who have sent or who will send him birthday e-greetings! He has been quite touched by your best wishes. And I was mightily relieved to find out today that I am NOT old enough to be his mother!!

The photo below shows Dr. Franky enjoying the candles on his birthday cake in the company of Dr. Ray (the Mudhir).