Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rest In Peace Gram

My 92 year old Grandma died today. She was the mother of my father. This is a photo of them in 2005.
You can see more great photos of her at Gram Turns 90. Or click on the Grandparents label.

LaVerne Wischmeier Weimer, 92, of Peoria, AZ., passed away on September 28, 2008.
LaVerne was born on June 27, 1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Frank and Alma Wischmeier. She was predeceased in 2007 by her husband of 67 years, Harold Weimer. Harold and LaVerne were married in Indianapolis Indiana in 1939. They lived and raised their children in Chicago prior to retiring to Sun City in 1978. Subsequently, they moved to Sierra Winds in Peoria AZ. LaVerne is survived by her four children, Brenda (Dave) Carlson of Walnut Creek, CA; Gary (Judy) Weimer of Lombard, IL; Rebecca (Doug) Gallemore of Joplin, Mo.; and Cheryl (John) Gupta-Fletcher of Lisle, II; six grandchildren, Dwight (Susan) Carlson; Cindy ( Paul) Little and Amanda (Kirk) Ziehm; Melissa Lane Weimer; Samudra Gupta; Megan (Josh) Bryant; and four great grandchildren, Nathan Little, Lauren Little, Aurora Carlson, and Audrey Carlson. She is also survived by her brother-in-law Gail Weimer of Reading, PA. and nephew Eric Weimer of Chicago, Illinois
LaVerne was a life-long faithful and active member of the Lutheran Church. LaVerne was also a 26 year member of Nu Hope Alano Club.

There will be a private family internment service at Sunland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Valley, 9720 W. Peoria Ave. Suite 128, Peoria AZ 85345.

Had to Share

Here is a few more of gorgeous Nandini, wearing her own vintage suit.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


So, I'm out for a morning walk with Jess and Clara....when...unprovoked two crazy dogs attack Clara. I will spare you the truly horrifying details but to give you an idea, a German Shepard latched onto her neck and was shaking her like a rag doll. Clara was screaming like a child who had broken their leg. Meanwhile the other dog was biting her on the behind. It didn't look too bad at first, but I knew there was some damage. Once we got to the vet and she got shaved and cleaned up the wounds were more visable./
But she was such a trooper.

A little ice to keep the swelling down and my "good fortune" T-shirt, Clara is recovering comfortably.
Also, I got a small bite on the hand.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Latin Influence

Cynthia was kind enough to model for me, fabulously representing Mid-West latinas.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

R.I.P. Jason

Here is Jay, alive and well. Obviously, another neighborhood Jason is not so lucky.
As you can see my blog is all over the place, sort of like my life right now. I have tons of different projects in the fire and hope to reach some closure (or at least the next level) with a few of them soon....

Monday, September 22, 2008


There are more amazing shots of her, but you are gonna have to buy the calendar for...
Thanks Nandini!

Collabo Results

Thanks Jason! I know I'm not the best model to work with. It's stressful being on the other side of the lens.

80 Year Old Man Hands

Because, as one of my doctors so eloquently put it, I have "80 Year Old Man Hands". I have been fitted with these fancy new arm braces and scheduled for surgery on my thumb. More bad news today...need a root canal on my front left tooth, injured in High School when I knocked it out and bit off a piece of my lip.
View surgery results Here and Here.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Photos Shoots Galore

Seems like my whole life is photo shoots of one kind or another. I'm not complaining...
Today Jason photographed me in a collaborative effort to get a "Author's photo" for my 2009 Calendar. Results coming soon.
Thanks J!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Not Long Now...

All I have to do is put it together. 12 months of Bathing Beauties.
Local, homegrown calendar girls, sure to keep you smiling all year round:)
Stay tuned for sales info.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My Sister Poses for Her Calendar Page

Thanks for carrying the ladder - but all my models have to do that sort of stuff, it's not b/c we're sisters.

Monday, September 08, 2008

New Postcards!

New Postcards! Just send me your address, and I'll send one your way.

P.S. Both of these lovlies are Calendar Girls as well!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Lake Time

Labor Day Weekend

Pin Ups

So, this weekend, I went to a flee market in Northern Wisconsin and found a Pin Up Calendar from 1959! (center). Below is a mock up of my Best of the Mid-West: Bathing Beauties 2009-2010 Calendar. I'm looking for printers right now and hope to have them ready for sale in October.