Bridget Brewster Discovers Village Benefits
Rumor of Humor #16
Communications Project with Cal State LA
One Villager's Story
Pasadena Area Liberal Arts Center
Pasadena Village Responds to Rainbow Flag Burning at Pasadena Buddhist Temple
Plan Ahead - And Be Prepared
Tuesday, May 23 Pasadena Celebrated Older Americans
Reparations, Social Justice Activity
Rumor of Humor #14
Rumor of Humor #13
Science Monday - Review of Meeting on April 10, 2023
Conversations Re African American Artists Before 1920
Beyond the Village – Suzi and Phil Hoge
Congratulations Wayne April! Honored at UNH
Volunteer Appreciation at the Village
“ACCIDENTAL HOST—The Story of Rat Lungworm Disease”
Pasadenans Recent Experience With Racism
Recent Events Reflecting Racism
Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta
Photography for Social Justice
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Catherine Deely
Creative Writing in Older Adults
Gifts of Love
Great Decisions update
Dominion Lawsuit, South Africa and 710 Stub
2023 DEI Progress
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - Doug Colliflower
CONVERSATIONS WITH ART
OLDER ADULTS RESOURCE FAIR
The Important, Influential Books in our Lives - Revisited
History, Resolution of the 710 Freeway
Eminent Domain, 710 Highway
Bernard Garrett, 710 Freeway
Men's Times Gatherings
Pasadena's Senior Commission
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - JIM HENDRICK
GRATITUDE - IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!
JEFF GUTSTADT - FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST
Bernard Garrett, Incredible Black Entrepreneur
What is the "Spirit Talk" Group About?
Same Ol’ New Year, Brand New Me
Review of 2022, Consideration of 2023
BEYOND THE VILLAGE - PATTI LA MARR
FROM THE CHAIR
WALK WITH EASE
Family Beginnings and Who We Are NowBy John Tuite
Gentlemen of the Village! Welcome to Spring, Clocks forward, and St. Patrick’s Day!
Most all of the things we've discussed have asked the question, “Who are you?”
We’ve looked at nature, nurture, personal experience, the impact of choices we’ve made, the effects of relationships we’ve enjoyed, the period of history we’ve lived in!
Today I ask you to take a deep look at the nature and impact of your family history. It seems to be an accepted fact that our ancestry including the country we claim as our origin, the history of our parents and generations of grandparents have a decided influence on who we are, our expectations, as well what we name as our legacy, the record of our time on earth, what we have done with our gifts, how we multiplied the human inheritance we were given.
My parents were immigrants from Ireland, so I feel close to the history of their families and travels, but even if someone is two or four generations removed from their place of origin there remains ties that cannot be denied, plans that were laid in place, expectations of historical outcomes that those ancestors had. Let’s look at that history and how we fit into the picture of what they saw ahead.
Take aim with your monocular at your family beginnings, and tell us something of what you see. Share with us some of the pride you feel about what you have contributed to the record of your family name and history.