RICARDO SMALL

Profile Updated: May 10, 2018
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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Mary and I spent three months (Jan, Feb, Mar 2018) in Tucson. I am looking for a furnished rental for myself to rent for next March, the whole month. Mary's staying in Oregon this time.

I'm still volunteering as a photographer for several organizations, including the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department.

And, political activism occupies as much time as I can devote to resisting tRump. I'm helping campaign for Danny Jaffer, who is running for the Oregon House of Representatives against Oregon's version of tRump, an ogre named Mike Nearman. I am also helping Indivisible Benton County with a variety of issues. For the first time in my life, I ran for precinct committeeman (results May 15, 2018). Today is the 10th of May, so I don't know if I won or not.

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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Posted on: Oct 29, 2017 at 11:52 AM

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

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Happy Birthday, Tina.

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Posted on: Aug 19, 2016 at 6:27 AM

Happy Birthday, Gail. Hope your day is the best ever.

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Happy Birthday, Sue.

Mar 08, 2016 at 6:27 AM

Happy Birthday, Dick.

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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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Posted on: Nov 24, 2015 at 6:49 AM

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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Mary and I on a paddle boat on the Columbia River on the 15th of September 2015. My daughter Cindi made this image.
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Posted on: Oct 14, 2014 at 12:58 PM

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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Happy Birthday, George.

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Posted on: Sep 19, 2014 at 9:45 PM

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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Bottom of the Grand Canyon. April 2012.
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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.
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Mary and I on a paddle boat on the Columbia River on the 15th of September 2015. My daughter Cindi made this image.
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