Monday, March 30, 2009

More Istanbul

Private school in Istanbul.

Fatih's warm turkish home group!!

Pinar, Ozkan and me in Tophane!

Yeni Camii
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One of my best friends went to El Salvador for a medical trip. This is the article.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Tanju takes over the camera

Selvi and me making fun of Can because he doesn't look at the camera!

Leo, Mandy and me! We're all Ambassadorial Scholars and LOVE Rotary!

Best picture Tanju took of Pinar!! She's so cute!
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At the Caddebostan Rotary Club giving then the flag from the Rotary president from RI!!

Playing pingpong at a private high school in Bursa..I won.

Mandy wouldn't stop taking pictures!!!!! haha

Our group at Fatih's warm Turkish home!!!!!!! It was AWESOME!
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Spring Break in Istanbul

Fatih and me!!!!!!!

Beautiful Sena...Tanju's new little sister!

Sena and ME!!
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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Natural Helpers!

Here is a picture of most of the staff and adults!

I went to Natural Helpers with Portage! It rocked, of course! I really needed it, it was great for my soul. It was a safe outlet for my highly pent up emotions!!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Obviously if you read the prior post, you would have figured out that my grandpa died.  It was really sad, he has been sick for years and even if we were expecting it, it is not easy.  I really miss him and it's sad to think that I don't get to spend more time with him or he won't be able to call me all the nicknames he had for me.  I won't be able to tell him about all my trips and what other parts of the world are like and I won't be able to kiss his bald head anymore.  He always had the same silly jokes that I'll miss hearing.  

I am really blessed, I am 23 years old and he is the first grandparent that I have lost.  They all got to see me grow up.  I knew for a while that he probably wouldn't live until my wedding, but now it's really true that he won't be there and he'll never meet my children.  I will just have to tell them how wonderful he was and how he could make you feel likeyou were the whole world when he smiled at you.  

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Melvin Wiese
b. 11/6/1925   -   d. 3/6/2009
  Melvin Edward Wiese, age 83, of Chesterton, IN passed away on Friday March 6, 2009 at the Waters of Duneland in Chesterton, IN. Melvin was born on November 6, 1925 in Vergas, Minnesota to Herman F. & Ella (Lachowitzer) Wiese. On January 31, 1949 in Sycamore, IL he married Donna Brotcke. Directly after WWII, he was a telegraph operator for the EJ&E railroad. Melvin was the respected owner of Mel’s Floor Service in Hobart, he was a member of St. Patrick Church, the Knights of Colombus and the Hobart V.F.W., he served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He is survived by his wife Donna of Chesterton, IN, sons; Mark E. (Terrie) Wiese of Terre Haute, IN & Joel F. (Paula) Wiese of Chesterton, IN, daughters; Rebeca (Randall) Potter of Menomonee Falls, WI & Margaret Wang of Carlisle, MA, 6 grandchildren; Mary (Jim) Post, Mark Jr. Wiese, Jennifer Potter, Andrew Potter, Katherine (Rick) Hurckes & Andrea Wiese, 1 great grandson Michael D. Morgan. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, brother Vernon Wiese & sister Eleanora Leff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday March 10, 2009 at 1:00pm at St. Patrick Catholic Church 638 N. Calumet Road, Chesterton, IN. A visitation will be held on Monday March 9, 2009 from 3:00 until 8:00pm at the Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Jim and me in Attica


Some things don't make sense until later. I'll be patient.