S: M A R I - So Many Memories
BC: Created by Sharon August, 2012
FC: M A R I So Many Memories
1: "Sweet memories remind us of the roads we have traveled and the people we have loved."
2: August 22, 2012 Mari, Happy 62nd birthday to the kindest sister anyone could have. With lots of love, Sharon
3: The Early | Years
4: Tuesday's child is full of grace. -Nursery Rhyme | ss
5: Cousin Champ, Dad, Grandma, Aunt Ann, Uncle Leo, Danny, Mari, Karen and cousin David (1955) | Danny, Bob Drum & Mari (1954) | Mari, Sharon, Dad, Karen, Danny (1956)
6: Mari, "Peaches" (Verna Kemmer), Mary Ferguson, Sharon, Karen, Danny, Gary Drum (1955) | Mari and Danny (1954) | Because our birthdays were so close together (August 22 and September 11), Mari and Danny always shared the day. Mom baked the cake and invited the neighbors! Sharon and Karen always shared their birthdays, too - both born on September 19 - two years apart. | Sharon and Karen (1949)
7: Growing Up
8: High School
10: The famous wisdom tooth letter | Mari's letter to Sharon who was stationed in Vietnam-1969
11: Mexico December,1972-January, 1973
12: We started in Acapulco getting lots of sun, then on to Mexico City for some culture, saw the pyramids, haggled with vendors on Christmas day, and took an ancient bus, headed for Taxco, a town famous for silver. After an earthquake, we decided to return to Acapulco - the end of a great two week vacation.
15: Marriage &Craig
16: Mari Lynn Kucich and Neil Roger Cencer exchanged wedding vows on August 23, 1973. Karen Kucich was Mari's Maid of Honor with Tammy Pedry as a flowergirl.
17: October 13, 1978 | Friday's child is loving and giving... | Grandpa, Grandma & Craig (1979)
18: Craig and his cousin, Amanda, were born five weeks apart. Pictures include grandpa and grandma Kucich, Mari and Danny, Uncle Orville and Aunt Ann, grampa's sister, They spent a lot of time with their grandkids!
19: Portland, Oregon and the Oregon coast with Karen, Sharon and Uncle Roy - 1979
21: The first letter Craig wrote to Aunt Sharon & Uncle Roy- great cursive writing - and only a year old!
22: Growing Up!
23: Craig traveled with Grandma and Grandpa to the Grand Canyon in 1973 and Craig visited Arizona with Mom around 1985, swimming Aunt Sharon's pool, seeing Bob Bernier's (Uncle Roy's brother) train layout and meeting Pepper, the Airedale.
25: Marriage -Second Time Around
26: George Ballash and Mari are married in 1986 and move to California where George completes his Navy career. They return to Ohio and settle in Mayfield Heights, enjoying grandma and grandpa again!
27: George and Mari visit Arizona with George's parents, visiting the famous Rock Springs Cafe. George and Mari love Harleys and travel extensively, however, after 20 years, they decide to go their separate ways.
30: "Bless the animals and singing birds and guard with tenderness small things that have no words."
31: Animals have always been a big part of Mari's life - Shadow, Sabbath, SoftTail, Little Wing and even Aunt Ann's Westies have been her best companions!
32: MARI STAR !!
34: Dad - 1935 - Utah Civilian Conservation Corps | 45th Anniversary | Dad with new flagpole made from fence post along Rt. 91. He wanted to finish it for mom. September, 1991 | Dad and Mom - 1941 | Dad and Mom - 1977
35: This was the only house dad and mom ever owned and we grew up "in a park" as dad always said. The address started off as Agnes Avenue, then 411 E. 350th and finally 765 E. 349th Street when Eastlake became a city. We all ran barefoot on the gravel drive! We three sisters shared the small room shown on the second floor, pushing the two twin beds together...not a happy time for Mari! Dad's 10 foot sunflowers always had a smile!
36: Aunt Betty Kotnik with mom and dad | Aunt Ann and Uncle Leo Pedry, & Mari | Second cousin Jessica, cousin Diane &Mari | Aunt Ann Pedry | Aunt Ann Harwood & mom | Cousin Tammy, Aunt Ann, Cousin Mike, Danny & Mari | Aunts, uncles & cousins we hung around with over the years.
37: Sharon, Karen, Mari &Danny
39: Three loves- sisters, Harleys & the sun