My niece Kathy Canty Brown and her husband Lloyd Brown had 2 graduations in their family this month. Kathy is the daughter of my late brother Tim and my sister-in-law, Pat Canty. As the invitation says, Joshua graduated from Cal State, East Bay, which is located in Hayward. And Rebecca graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland and is headed to USF for college, possibly majoring in English.
Below is a picture of the Brown family taken at Joshua’s graduation Friday morning, June 8th, from Cal State East Bay:
Rebecca, “Little” Lloyd, Joshua, Kathy, and Lloyd
Kathy is about 5’8” tall, but she looks so tiny amongst those tall men!
Clark and I went down to their graduation party on Saturday. It was at Pat Canty’s house in Discovery Bay in the Delta, about 18 miles east of Stockton. Clark was very relieved when Brandon, Lisa, and Beck offered to drive us down. It is only 1 hour and 20 min from Sacramento, but Clark was glad not to have to make the drive home.
Graduate Joshua Brown with his proud Mom, Kathy.
Rebecca bought herself a USF flag, and strung it up on Sat. morning.
This is Joshua and Rebecca’s older brother, “Little Lloyd”, so called to distinguish him from his father, Lloyd. Little Lloyd is the IT Director for Bentley Schools. The K-8 school is located in Oakland on the Oakland side of the Caldecott tunnel. The 9-12 school is located in Lafayette.
Lloyd is barbecuing salmon and onions. Earlier he had served barbecued prawns, the biggest and most delicious prawns Clark and I have ever tasted. Each prawn must have weighed 4 oz. Lloyd had gotten up at 4:30 am to get to Half Moon Bay by 6 am to meet his favorite fish monger, who selected the best slab of salmon for Lloyd. Lloyd also barbecued ribs and hamburger sliders.
My sister-in-law, Pat Canty, the proud grandmother. She had just been out in the party boat for a ride around the Delta for the first time in over a year. Her dog, Spike, put in an appearance later in the afternoon.
Kathy with her Uncle, Jim Canty. Jim is the middle of my 3 younger brothers. Tim was the oldest, and Bob is the youngest.
Beate Dietz-Reid and Jim. They had just returned from a 3 week trip to Europe visiting Beate’s native Germany as well as Prague and Krakow.
Lloyd talking with Beate and Jim. In the background Little Lloyd is chatting with Bridget Canty.
Bridget is the widow of Kathy’s brother, Jim. Jim died of ALS 14 years ago at age 40.
Beate, Brandon, Clark, and Barb are relaxing after a great meal.
Brandon and Beckett (seated at the bottom of the stairs) went for a swim.
Lisa (seated holding towels) and Beckett went for a ride in the party boat.
Beck liked it when they got to open water and the boat could go fast.
It was a fun day!