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Wash U Swim Team Mini-Reunion
Posted: August 20, 2019
Over this past weekend, I hosted a mini Wash U Swim Team Reunion here at Casa Budde West.

Pictured left L-R: Don McIntosh (Middlebury, VT), Bruce Canaga (Vienna, VA), Ted Roche (Salt Lake City UT) and yours truly. This picture was taken on top of Fred's Mountain. No flowers were harmed in taking this photo.

During the visit we took a number of hikes in the area, ate some fantastic food but mostly enjoyed each other's company. During this too short visit, a great time was had by all.
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Scharff's XMmas Gathering
Posted: December 24, 2018
I was invited to attend the annual Jim & Tiffany Scharff Christmas gathering this evening. Lots of folks and everyone seemed to have a terrific time.
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Alberts XMmas Gathering
Posted:December 15, 2018
I was invited to attend the annual Alberts family Christmas gathering this evening. Every one had a terrific time. We all were disappointed that Shari's mother was under the weather and could not attend.
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Tiffany Scharff's Birthday Bash
Posted: October 14, 2018
Today family and friends gathered to celebrate the birthday of Tiffany Scharff. Everyone had a great time!
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Ben & Martha's Birthday Party
Posted: September 22, 2018
Today family and friends gathered to celebrate the birthday's of Ben and Martha Scharff. Everyone had a great time!
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Hattie Scharff's Birthday Party
Posted: September 15, 2018
Today friends and family gathered to celebrate Hattie Scharff's eighth birthday. Everyone had a great time especially the birthday girl!
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Emma Scharff Birthday Party
Posted: October 08, 2017
Bob & Martha Scharff hosted a birthday party for their grand daughter Emma who turned 14 today. A lot of family were in attendance.
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Alli Alberts Bridal Shower
Posted: September 09, 2107
I was the official photographer at Alli Alberts' bridal shower today... and the only guy in attendance!
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Chanukah Party
Posted: December 30, 2106
Dan, Lily, Hattie & Teddy Scharff hosted their annual Chanukah party. It was well attended by family and friends.

Pictured is Teddy Scharff.
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Christmas Eve Party
Posted: December 25, 2016
Jim & Tiffany Scharff hosted their annual Christmas Eve party. It was well attended by family and friends.

Pictured is Lily Scharff.
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Teddy Sharff's Second Birthday
Posted: April 17, 2016
Today we celebrated Teddy Scharff's second birthday. Teddy invited members from his pre-school class and family.

We started out with a tour of the Clayton Fire House. The kids got a chance to have their photos taken on the equipment. Afterwards we all went to Imo's for pizza and birthday cake.

Note: I used the Canon 135 f/2 lens for these photos.
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Big Lee Birthday Celebration
Posted: May 09, 2015
The St. Louis Chapter of BARF, Inc. gathered to celebrate the birthday of one of its founding members.
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Teddy Scharff 1st Birthday Party
Posted: April 12, 2015
Today a party was held to celebrate the 1st birthday of one Teddy Scharff.

Teddy was wide awake all afternoon and seemed to enjoy himself immensely.
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70th Birthday Celebration
Posted: July 18, 2013
I don't normally make a big deal about birthdays (especially my own) but I decided to celebrate this decade change. I made reservations at The South Fork Lodge for a dinner.
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Photo Walk - Land Trust
Posted: June 22, 2013
The Teton Regional Land Trust sponsored a "photo walk" at their most recent property, a four hundred acre parcel of land along the Teton River. It was being headed by Loren Woods, a Jackson photographer, whom, I had met via email over this past winter.
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Visit with Ron & Betty Cordes
Posted: September 01, 2011
Bruce Canaga and I went to visit a fraternity brother Ron Cordes and his wife Betty at their very beautiful home located about 35 miles from my townhouse.
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Matt & Julie's Excellent Wedding
Posted: July 30, 2011
My good friends Matt Hail and Julie Reggio got married today. Julie requested that I bring my camera and take candid photos.
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Tom Mangelsen
Posted: June 02, 2011
My good friend Mari Castello gave us a heads-up that Tom Mangelsen was to speak tonight down in Victor as a part of a fund raiser for the Teton Land Trust.
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Concert at the Spud
Posted: July 24, 2010
This was my first music concert at our drive-in theatre, The Spud.

One of the bands featured two drummers... Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzman of the Grateful Dead!

Pictured are my good friends Matt Hail and Julie Reggio.
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Driggs Air Show
Posted: June 05, 2010
This was a pretty impressive air show.

There is a doctor from Jackson that owns and has restored a number of vintage airplanes. A number of them are on display at The Warbirds Cafe. You will occasionally see them flying above Teton Valley but today they were all in the air.
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Antler Auction
Posted: May22, 2010
Each year the local Boy Scout troops collect these antlers from the Elk Refuge.

The proceeds from the auction help fund scouting as well as the Elk Refuge.
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Highway 64
Posted: December 06, 2009
This is something you don't see every day.

Highway 64 was under construction for over a year. Traffic was re-routed and St. Louis residents had to make big compromises. As a "thank you" to the public, folks were allowed to visit Highway 64 on foot, bike, stroller, skateboard, etc. the Sunday before it was opened to traffic.
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Derek Trucks
Posted: July 18, 2008
The Derek Trucks Band performed at Grand Targhee tonight. Derek's wife Susan Tedeschi joined the band and took it to another level.

Mary Lacy, a good friend from our college days at Washington University in St. Louis, joined me. Mary has lived in Houston, TX for around 35 years so she  is not accustomed to, shall we say, "cooler temperatures". As this was at night at an elevation of 9,000 feet, we did have some of those cooler temperatures.

At one point, I asked her if she would be alright if I left her and went down near the stage to take some photos. She said yes.

When I returned, she was wrapped up in some blankets that had been loaned to her. She was still quite cold. I suggested she accompany me back to stage front where there was a crowd of humanity generating much heat.

She did so and was quite comfortable. She remarked that she couldn't wait to phone her sons to let them know their mother was "in the mosh pit"!
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'BARF' Visit
Posted: July 14, 2007
What is a BARF?
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Posted: April 21, 2007
My photography class went to Soulard Market today. There are a great number of opportunities to take photos with amazing colors.
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