RICARDO SMALL

Profile Updated: February 7, 2017
Residing In: Albany, OR USA
Spouse/Partner: Mary Small
Homepage: http://ricardosmall.smugmug.com/
Occupation: retired real estate appraiser, now volunteer photographer
Children: Mary's son Scott and his wife Rebecca had Mary's first granddaughter, Leia, on the 1st of September More…2016. They live in Eugene, Oregon, about an hour from where Mary and I live. Mary's babysitting often to help the kids, since they both work.
Military Service: none
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I am spending the month of March 2017 in Tucson and am looking for a furnished rental for my wife, Mary, our two cocker spaniels (15 yr old female litter mates) and me to rent for next winter from 1 Nov > 31 Mar. Mary, Maggie and Chula are staying in Oregon for my trip next month in March.

Many entertaining and enjoyable activities fill my time, while freezing my ass off this winter in Oregon's ice storms and snow. I long for Tucson.

The North American Truffling Society recently let me edit a quarterly newsletter.

The Oregon Parks & Recreation Department wants me to give them a short presentation at their Commission meeting about volunteering as a photographer. That's actually tomorrow (02/08/2017) at 9:30 am.

The Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates, a group working to establish universal health care for all Oregonians, asked me to monitor health care for children legislation in the Oregon Legislature and research a couple of other states' universal health care activities. Here's a link to a photo essay about a rally we had in Corvallis: https://ricardosmall.smugmug.com/Health-Care-for-All-RALLY-IN/

It's all been fun and laughter, except for the election of tRump, who is destroying the United States.

School Story:

Going to Palo Verde was a joyous change for me in 1962 as a junior. I had suffered through three years (8th, 9th and 10th grades) at Staunton Military Academy in Virgina, when I was 12, 13 and 14 years old. That was a horrible place. Luckily, I was kicked out for a long list of violations and ended up going to Palo Verde for my last two years of high school. Many great memories at Palo Verde.

Anything you wanted to do but haven't done yet?

Write magazine articles. Help pass universal health care for all Oregonians. Photograph more interesting and entertaining subjects. Advocate for expansion of public lands.

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Happy Birthday, Whitt. Hope you're having fun with many belly laughs.

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Happy Birthday, Cindy. I hope today is the best birthday you've ever had and that you're having fun.

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Happy Birthday, Tina. I hope today is the best day you've ever had. Mary and I ran into Dave Pessin and his wife, Vicki, at a UofA basketball game on Sunday night. Fun to see my old amigo. I was the first guy his age that Dave met back in 1962, when his father and mother came to an open house that my father was holding in Desert Palms Park. We've been friends since then, for 53 years. I never thought I would live this long.

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Hi, Mary. I hope all is well with you and yours. My wife, Mary, and I are not going to make it to the reunion. We're driving to Tucson from Oregon, where we now live, in mid November for five months. I don't want to spend the money to fly down for the reunion, rent a car and a room less than a month before our snow bird migration. Sounds like there will be over a couple hundred alums attending, which is a BIG, BIG improvement from the last several reunions.

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Hi, Diane. Read that you're on the fence about going to our 50th. I decided not to go, because three weeks later Mary & I are driving to Tucson from Oregon for five months (13 Nov > 14 Apr 2015). It would cost more than I want to spend to fly in, rent a car and a place to stay for the reunion. Plus, the last four reunions I attended, while still living in Tucson, were poorly attended. I don't think there were ever more than a couple dozen alums, plus spouses/partners. This time may be different for numbers. I hope it is for the sake of those who will attend. Hope all is well with you and your family. Rich

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:11 PM
Aaaahhhh....... retirement. The hammock is in my new back yard, next door to a farm pasture. Mary and I are hiking, shooting photos, reading, going to movies and university sporting events. No more chasing a carrot like an ol' burro.
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Mary and Rich on the South Kaibab Trail on April 24, 2012, heading to Phantom Ranch for a two night stay.
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Bottom of the Grand Canyon. April 2012.
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Every day naps with my two cocker spaniels, Maggie and Chula.
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Fish Lake, Oregon with three hiking compadres: neighbor Wilma "Willy" Mayer, U.S. Forest Service archeologist Tony Farque, and a new amigo Stan who lives in Sweet Home, Oregon.
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Kayaking on Clear Lake in Oregon in August 2013. The water is turquoise and clear enough to see 40 to 50 feet to the bottom of the Lake. Osprey regularly splash into the water to grab trout.
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David "Fitz" Fitzsimmons, Mary LeRoy and me at the Tucson Festival of Books 2013. Attending the Festival is on my annual bucket list.