Sunday, August 31, 2008

Skype photo of Chris

Friday, August 29, 2008


Well, it looks like attending an Estonian-language lasteaed (kindergarten) is having an impact on Peter. Tonight when we tried to put him to bed he said, "Oota, oota" (wait, wait) and pulled out something that he wanted to look at. Then I tried again and he said, "Oota, oota" and pulled out something else he wanted to look at. It's the first time he's spoken Estonian without prompting; it really amazed me.

He loves the lasteaed and runs right to his classroom when he gets there each day. The teachers are wonderful and helpful with him. They tell us that he is getting along fine and is a "tubli poiss" (good boy).

Soon, he may end up being my translator!

second picture of Chris from Houghton College

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chris's address at college

Christopher John Clark
C.P.O. Box #684
Houghton College
1 Willard Ave.
Houghton, NY 14744

first picture of Chris from Houghton College

Transition Program at Houghton!

Chris is in the upper right of the photo.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thomas & Lovelace Howard

Monday, August 25, 2008

in Riga 9 August 2008

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

more from Charlotte's Web

"I suppose so," said Mrs. Arable. "I never looked at it that way before. Still, I don't understand how those words got into the web. I don't understand it, and I don't like what I can't understand."

"None of us do," said Dr. Dorian, sighing. "I'm a doctor. Doctors are supposed to understand everything. But I don't understand everything, and I don't intend to let it worry me."

Friday, August 22, 2008

Charlotte's Web

I had promised Peter that we would read Charlotte's Web together when we were on furlough the week before Chris left for America. We faithfully put it in the suitcase and brought it to Riga and Vilnius, but the week just proved to be too much for us all. So we're reading it this week instead.

Of all the many wonderful and beautiful passages in this book, here's the one I feel most compelled to share:
"You have awfully hairy legs, Charlotte," said Wilbur, as the spider busily worked at her task.
"My legs are hairy for a good reason," replied Charlotte.


So that's that. Pretty profound, eh?