Mae's Real Stories

Memories for Miriam, Alice, Theo, Delia, Tessa and anyone else who would like to be here

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Hawaiian Volcano Erupts

Last summer we drove along the Chain of Craters Road to see the volcano. It was pretty quiet, with a few Nene geese, in the picture we took (above). We saw the fences that were at the edge of the cliff to keep visitors from falling down the cliff into the crater. We saw gifts to the goddess Pele that people left, such as food and flowers.

Last week everything changed at this crater. In the next photos, which were posted on the park website, you can see the same area.
Behind the fence, a huge plume of smoke, ash, steam, and boulders has erupted explosively. This is the first time in about 80 years that there has been such an eruption. The road is closed because the air is full of nasty sulfurous fumes and it's too dangerous to be around the volcano now.

Above is the parking lot where we parked -- now covered with ash.
For more pictures including these, and updates on what's happening there, see the Hawaii Volcano National Park Website. Also, a webcam now shows what's happening at this new eruption site.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Mona Peepsa

Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Seeing Mona Lisa


Monday, March 17, 2008


In the Woods

Tuesday, March 11, 2008



Aparna and Joel

Evelyn and Tom

Mariko and Yasuhiro

Lara and Dan

Tracy and Arny
Myrtle and Howard
(Left to right: Uncle Jack, Uncle Morris, Aunt Sadie, Howard, Myrtle,
Aunt Bernadine, Uncle Bob, Evelyn, Hyman, Aunt Florence, Uncle Erv, Aunt Elizabeth)

Elaine and Larry

Mae and Lenny

Evelyn and Hyman

Monday, March 10, 2008


Mona Lisa in the Louvre Museum

The first picture shows what Mona Lisa looked like in the Louvre Museum in Paris, France, about 14 years ago.

The second picture is a copy of a post card from almost 100 years ago. Not long before this card was made, in 1911, a man stole the Mona Lisa and kept it for about a year. The card was made while the Mona Lisa was missing, to show how it had been. Soon afterwards, the police in Italy found the painting and returned it to Paris.


Sunday, March 09, 2008


Tacky II the Penguin

Wednesday, March 05, 2008


A Few More Mona Lisas


Sunday, March 02, 2008


Mona Lisa Duck

You know that I collect funny Mona Lisas. I will put some pictures here for you to look at. To start with, here's my Mona Lisa Rubber Duckie. I think she is silly, do you?



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