Wednesday, June 3, 2009



Sally and I are getting ready for vacation.

I will write in my journal through this address.

6/3/2009 7:43:59 AM

Vacation planning can be stressful. Here I am writing, wondering about all the things that need to be done BEFORE we leave our home.

But I like our vacation plans. We’re heading for Omaha NE to see Sally’s brother tomorrow. Then it’s off to Bruce SD to see my mother.

Then it’s where ever Sally’s VAN takes us.

So I guess I’ll close down this laptop and only write to this file.

Until till then .. it’s just signing off ..

1 comment:

  1. Other than seeing parts of Myron better left off the internet, along with his obscene video with his dog, here is another reason not to allow my child on his website

    KSDK -- It would be hard to argue that the Smith family is not a happy family. The evidence is captured in last year's Christmas card.

    "Love the picture," says Danielle Smith.

    With the perfect picture the cards were sent out, and the photo was shared online with friends and family, through email and Facebook.

    "At that point, at least the both of them looked happy," says Danielle's husband, Jeff, referring to their two children, Cooper and Delaney.

    And after that not a lot of thought was given to the photo, until an old friend living in the Czech Republic emailed saying he had seeing the picture -- and so had a lot of other people -- on a billboard advertising for a Prague grocery store. Danielle's friend emailed her pictures of their picture.

    "I thought, 'Wow, that really is us and that really is life size,'" says Danielle.

    Danielle had also put the picture on her blog - a site she says she started to help other mom learn to appreciate how important being a mom is.

    "I put it out there," she says of the Christmas photo, "just saying this is my family."

    Her "happy family" according to a Google image search where the photo pops up -- which may be how the photo found its way into the add, or stock photo web site, which would at least infringe on the copyright of photographer Gina Kelly of O'Fallon, Missouri.

    But the Smith's say they have bigger concerns than what rights may be violated.

    "The act itself isn't scary," says Danielle, "the potential is for me."

    "You're not exactly sure who's watching you don't know who's reading," says Jeff.

    And depending on where your picture ends up, you might not know what your're reading.

    The owner of the Czech store tells the Associated Press he will take down the billboard.

    Danielle says from now on, she'll only post photos in a low resolution and electronically water mark them to try and prevent something like this from happening again.

    She also adds, that had she not recently connected with her college friend in Prague - via Facebook -- after more than ten years of losing touch, he would never have recognized her family's photo and they would never have know it was part of an advertisement half way around the world.