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August 26-27, 2003
Prudence Ruckman's Birthday Party
in San Antonio


 


 

Prudence's Birthday Party


A week or so ago Ron Ruckman called me to invite me down to San Antonio for Prudence's birthday party on the 26th and, since I did not have an out-of-town trip for that week, told him I would be happy to drive down (and work in a day or two at Data Junction in Austin at the same time). So I did drive down, arriving in the late afternoon.

Ron had directed everyone to gather at La Fonda Restaurant, one of their favorite places, unbeknownst to Prudence, of course. So I went straight there to find quite a few other folks (most of whom I did not know) there already. We sat around and talked for a while until Ron arrived with Prudence, who was as surprised as I have ever seen her.

The party was a great success, and I think Prudence was more than pleased that so many of her friends showed up for this, her 49th birthday. Guy was there, of course, and he and I spent a good deal of time talking.


 

I don't know most of the people in the many pictures that I took, but I wanted to retain them in this album in case I do some special pages for Prudence and Ron at some point. So, below you will find a large number of thumbnails for the pictures I took during the party. Click on any that interest you to see the full-size image:

I also took some movies during the festivities, and you can use the players below to watch those movies:


The Group at Prudence's Birthday Party

Prudence Arrives at Her Birthday Party

Prudence Ruckman

After Dinner Conversation


 

At Ruckman Haus

I stayed with Prudence and Ron at Ruckman Haus that night and the next morning, before heading up to Austin, I took a few pictures around the house, including the west deck and two pictures of the living room that you can see here and here.



October 4, 2003: A Visit to the Arboretum
August 11-16, 2003: A Trip to Temecula, CA
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