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Scissorcutting, After Summer Travels

August 8, 2017
Maywood Class 2

Charles, Arnie, Erling, Jim, and Roger  Maywood Class of 1967

Chicago River 1

Water Cannon on Chicago River

Summer began with a trip to Chicago in May for Jim’s 50th year of ordination celebrated at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in Hyde Park.  The seminary hosted 50-year graduates from Maywood and Rock Island Campuses, and I enjoyed visits with four classmates: Erling Lindstrom, Roger Asplund, Arnie Pierson, and Charles Austin.

I also spent a day bumming around downtown on Michigan Avenue, visiting the Lake View building, where I had worked with my Uncle Verl, as a commercial art apprentice, when I was in high school in the fifties. I did a quick tour of the Art Institute then continued north up Michigan Avenue. The architectural boat tour was magnificent.  Afterward, I walked all the way to Wrigley Field, about six miles. Sadly, the Cubs game was a disappointment; the Cubs lost to the San Francisco Giants  6 – 4.  I did enjoy a visit at the park with Arnie Pierson.

In June we had a wonderful three-day visit with my cousin, Mark Knudsen, who came from Puyallup, Washington.  We ate at The Glockenspiel in Mt. Angel and enjoyed many hours of conversation.

Grant Memorial 1

Following Mark’s visit, we drove to southern California for a memorial service on June 17 for my cousin, Grant Bornzin.  His sister Gail was our gracious host.  We enjoyed visiting with family and a delicious catered dinner in Gail’s back yard.

Grant Memorial 7

Grant Bornzin 1940-2017      Air Force Academy Graduate

Gary Steven's 80th birthday

Susan and Gary Stevens with Tyler,      Lori and Jeff Joyce                












After returning from California we drove to Minnesota  to celebrate with Carmen’s family.  Her brother, Gary Stevens, turned 80 on June 29.  We enjoyed dinners at Jake’s Pizza, the Bergen restaurant, and Pizza Ranch.    It was good to see Greg and Tammy, Mark Stevens, and Aunt Iris with Linda and Cindy.

Summer also brings good direct sunlight through our windows for cutting, so I’ve been busy lately.  I’ve done three butterflies, one mountain stream, and a pelican.

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Tigerswallowtail                  on Coneflower

Mountain Stream

Mountain Stream

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  1. August 10, 2017 4:35 am

    Thank you for your post. I enjoyed hearing about your trips and also the pictures. Sorry to hear about your cousin. He looked like a wonderful guy. Way to go on the scissors cuts. Beautiful!

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