RICARDO SMALL

Profile Updated: November 6, 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 will visit Tucson for a month in March 2019.

I've continued volunteering as a photographer for several organizations, the Greenbelt Land Trust in Oregon, the Arizona Land & Water Trust in Tucson - when I'm there and some Democrat candidates in Oregon. Political activism occupies as much time as I can devote to resisting tRump. I'm helping 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 and won.

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, That was when I was 12, 13 and 14 years old. That military school 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. Thankfully, Staunton Military Academy has been torn down. No more torturing cadets.

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. Last year I missed the comment you made about living in Eugene, Oregon. Are you still in Eugene? If so. we should meet for lunch soon, if you would like to. Mary & I live in North Albany, which is about an hour north. Mary's son and his family live in Eugene.

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

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Happy Birthday, Tina.

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

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Happy Birthday, Sue.

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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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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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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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