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Bob Lonsberry 3/3/14

Lonsberry Family Photo Album March 1, 2014

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    My daughter Sophie is in Missouri working as a teachers aide while her husband, Austin, is in Afghanistan. Here, she makes a new friend.
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    Here's Sophie with her paratrooper. Austin is keeping the Taliban honest, living in a tent out in the middle of the snow and the blow. We are so proud of him, and pray for the safety and success of his entire unit.
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    This Sunday, with the temperature too low for a pansy like me to go for a run, I took a nap on the couch. Little Scott decided to snuggle in beside me.
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    Here's my youngest child, dear Sam, crawling onto the basketball court at Mount Morris. One day perhaps he'll take that court as an athlete, the way his older sisters and brothers have.
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    Here's a closer picture of young Sam, wearing his dad's old hat.
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    Dear Lee has fallen in love. Beautiful Jessica surprised him for his birthday with a back-country cross-country ski trip in Wyoming.
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    On Valentine's Day she gave him these roses. He ate them.
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    Here's Lee, by the way, as a little fellow, all dressed up for Halloween.
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    We went out to the Maple Tree Inn, as we do each year once or twice, and dear blue-eyed Ellie ate a bellyful.
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    Scott was a fan.
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    And little Sam had his first Maple Tree pancakes.
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    Sophie got me this gun calendar for Christmas. On the 24th of February, we came to the first picture of a gun I own, the venerable Colt Python. Mine, though, has a longer barrel, as you'd expect.
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    Blue-eyed Ellie is a musical little girl, taking piano lessons and singing in church and trying to teach herself the harmonica.
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    The radio station recently helped out with the radiothon for Golisan's Children's Hospital. Thanks to our listeners, there was a 50-percent increase in pledges.
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    Here's chief engineer Randy Orbaker keeping two stations on the air.
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    Young Robbie continues to be a kindergarten reading star. Here he is with a medal for reading 500 15-minute blocks.
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    It's been cold around here lately.
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    Young Jack came in second in the Cub Scout pinewood derby again this year.
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    I forgot my running shorts the other day, and John Hutchings, who owns the Downtown Fitness Club loaned me his. Literally. The ones he was wearing. He's commando under those sweats.
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    Here's my heaven on earth -- Hessney Auction in Geneva. I was there for a gun auction, and I used lessons learned at previous auctions to be cool as a cucumber and get exactly what I wanted, at great prices.
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    Among my prizes at the Hessney auction, this monster. That's the Public Defender, the news gun in the Judge .410/.45 Long Colt line.
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    I was not the only winner at the auction. Dear blue-eyed Ellie's birthday present was found there as well.
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    Lee and a couple of high school friends went skiing in Lake Tahou a couple of weekends ago. They've come a long way since Mt. Morris Central School.
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    We love to go to George's Winton Place Barbershop. It's a family visit to an old friend. Here, Scott is on deck while Jack gets his ears lowered.
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    Now it's Scott's term. Good-looking photographer.
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    Very popular at George's, Lola the dog. Here, Robbie cozies up a bit, with the free sucker George always has on hand. George claims Lola is not a chihauhau.
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    We sent off a care package to Austin in Afghanistan. We weren't sure what he'd need, but we tried to cover all bases.
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    My son Lee got me an early birthday present, this custom-made holster. It's perfect, and this little .380 has probably become my daily carry gun.
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    Unless I'm wearing something bulky and I've got clothes enough to hide his big brother, this Colt 1911 .45
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    Mt Morris was recently featured in a national TV show about buying houses. Buy this house and you can be my neighbor. It's a beaut.
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    The network mislabeled this shot. That's not Geneseo, that's Mt. Morris. And that's my friend Mr. Long -- Slim -- walking down the sidewalk.
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    There's a better picture of the TV star. Mr. Long was the first friend I made when I moved to Mt. Morris 25 years ago. He was a great man then, and in his mid-80s now, he's a great man still.
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    My dear daughter Hannah and I went to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to hear Beethoven's 9th. We got this picture before the usher informed us just how uncouth this was.
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    Outside, I ran across Rochester's other talk show host.
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    On another subject, I've learned how to make lasagna.
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    Young Sam has finally crossed the one-year mark. Here is the cake his Mommy made him.
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    Here's the birthday boy with his first-ever piece of cake.
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    The New York branch of the family celebrates Sam's first birthday.
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    Here's why we lost the Olympics.
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    Favorite snack at our Super Bowl party.
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    Ellie's favorite snack at the Super Bowl party.
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    Princess Ellie celebrates her birthday.
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    Working from home. This is my library in the basement.
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    Christmas morning with Jack and Dad.
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    Dad and Sam hanging out at the house.
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    You can tell those Saturday mornings when mom is away and dad is watching the kids -- and the pets.