News Archive 3: October - December 2006

December 6, 2006
Barbara Ann Bond, widow of Mary Lee DeCarli's brother, Clinton Bond, passed away. She is survived by her daugher, Judith Harrison, who is Mary Lee's niece and Bob and Linn's cousin.

November 4, 2006:
Pictures from Charlie and Mary Lee's recent trip to Italy. Here they are at Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius in the background:

Here is a picture of Charlie inside the Coliseum:

October 29, 2006:
Charlie and Mary Lee returned safely from their vacation in Italy. Their flight arrived at SFO late tonight. Chico was glad to see them.

October 21, 2006:

With Charlie and Mary Lee on vacation, Chico has been left in the care of Bob and Debbie. Chico told them he wanted to go to Stinson Beach, so he could see the Pacific Ocean. He was a little surprised when a small wave hit him:

But he had fun:

October 13-15, 2006:

Bob and Debra visited Austin, Texas to attend a reunion for the former law clerks and interns of Justice Bea Ann Smith, as well as those of the late Justice Mack Kidd. Judge Smith is retiring this year after having served as a Justice on the Texas Third Court of Appeals since 1991. It was an emotional time, and the State of Texas will lose a great judge with her retirement. On Saturday afternoon there was a picnic for the clerks and "grandclerks," and then a dinner, at which everyone shared their fond memories of serving on the Court. Below is a picture of Judge Smith with Bob and Debra at the picnic:

Bob and Debra saw a lot of friends they had not seen for a while. One of them was Justice J. Woodfin ("Woodie") Jones, who served on the Third Court of Appeals with Judge Smith and Judge Kidd. Below is a picture of Bob with Judge Jones:

A visit to Austin is not complete without a meal at the Salt Lick, one of the best bar-b-cue joints in the world. They went with Maggie, Linn, Glen, and Debbie's daughter Sarina. Below is a picture of Maggie and Linn after dining at the Salt Lick: