Here (the Home page), I will let you know what new pages I have added, changed or updated.
Aquí (la página de Inicio), le dejaré saber que páginas nuevas he añadido, cambiado o revisado.
You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The dates that appear at the bottom center of each page refer to the date the page was created (red)
and the date the page was revised/modified/etc (blue).
|What's New ???
|March 22, 2006
|Disclaimer: All photographs, postcards, illustrations, articles, quotes and music are here solely for the
enjoyment and education of my family and friends. All copyrights are retained by the original owner(s).
I, Jorge L. Rodriguez, own most of the photos and stories found on these pages.
Warning: The unauthorized recording, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.
Criminal copyright infringement, including infringement without monetary gain, will be investigated
by the proper law enforcement agency and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine.
April 18, 2020 - How is everyone doing? I hope everyone is doing well. Please take all the necessary
precautions to avoid getting sick.
The Coronavirus (Covid19) continues to affect the entire world. What a kallaloo! Sad. People get
infected daily, and many die daily. And no one was prepared for this pandemic! Who ever thought a
virus could bring the entire world to its knees? And as we continue to ruin our environment,
the situation will only get worse!!
From the time this virus began hitting the airwaves, I commented that the entire world should be shut
down to planes and ships in or out of ANY country. Travel between states should have been banned.
Many commented that such an endeavor would impact the economy severely. Look what’s happening
by waiting to do something. Schools are closed. Businesses are closed. Millions are unemployed.
Now everyone wants to be bailed out. What a kallaloo!
Mr. Nathan Wolfe put it nicely in his "A tale of two futures" in the April 27 / May 4 edition of Time
magazine: "...When politicians balk, epidemics ignite."
Hopefully, the “great” US of A will realize how important it is to bring businesses back from China
and the rest of the world. We save money by manufacturing overseas but at what cost? How can a
country supposedly as wealthy as the US of A have very little supplies? Shortages of masks/gloves
and personal protective equipment in hospitals? There are lines to get into supermarkets, pharmacies,
etc. The streets are empty. Planes rarely fly over LeFrak City. Traffic on the Long Island Expressway
(L.I.E) that I can see from my apartment has very few cars. The L.I.E is now a true Expressway since
there is no morning or evening traffic jam. The subway and buses are meant to be for employees
considered “essential”. I can see more stars in the sky at night. We are to wear masks when we leave
our homes. Gloves are also necessary since the virus can linger on many materials. We are told to
“stay home, stay safe”. They say we are all in this together. Bull shit. One virus but many different
experiences. I doubt we will ever go back to our “normal” way of life. What a kallaloo!
Hopefully a cure will be found - a vaccine to stop the spread of the virus. What if business are
re-opened before a vaccine is developed? A possible kallaloo. I have been calling myself a
pessimistic optimist. Is there such a thing?
I began cleaning out my closets since I decided to rent the small room of my apartment to a friend.
I had to move things stored in the closets around in order to make space. In so doing, I decided to
get rid of the many photo albums I had stored in the foyer closet. Damn, I did not know I had that
many photo albums. Before shredding the photos/postcards/souvenirs, I looked at them and decided
to keep a few. I will post what I saved and scanned on various pages. Some photos and postcards
may be posted on other pages. Everything posted will be as scanned without adjusting the photo
for color, clarity, etc. What you see is what you get. Watermark will not be added. No kallaloo here,
Below will appear a list of the pages where the photos/postcards/souvenirs have been posted.
I will send out an email to let everyone know. Keep in mind this will take a while. I have all the time in
the world to do it but some days the desire may not there.
LIST OF UPDATED PAGES
Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 6:09 p.m.
Updated Pages 1979, 1980, 1983, 1986A, 1986B, 1987, 1988A, 1988B, 1989A, 1989B, 1989C, Fruits 1,
and Fruits 2.
If you click on the Page, you will get to photos in a new browser. This will make it easier for you to
keep returning to this page and click on the next page, etc.
Photos/postcards/souvenirs added are ALL on the bottom of the Indicated Pages.
Added photos/postcards to Pages 1977, 1990A, and 1990B.
NOTE: Before the Coronavirus (Covid-19) it took a long time to publish photos. Verizon appears
to be giving everyone more bandwidth since the kids are home instead of in school and many
individuals are working from home. It appears I have benefited from this increase since the
photos/postcards are being published quickly.
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 2:11 p.m. (My 69th birthday)
Added photos/postcards to bottom of Pages 1991A and 1991B.
Added photos/postcards to bottom of Pages S-1 and S-2.
Friday, April 24, 2020, 9:00 p.m.
Added photos/postcards to bottom of Pages 1993, 1993A, and 1993B.
Saturday, April 25, 2020, 4:58 p.m.
Added photos/postcards to bottom of Pages 1993C and 1993D.
Sunday, April 26, 2020, 3:25 p.m.
Added photos/postcards to the bottom of Pages 1993E, 1993F, 1993G, 1993H, and 1993I.
Monday, April 27, 2020, 10:42 a.m.
Added photos/postcards to the bottom of Pages 1993J, and 1993K.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 2:03 p.m.
Added photos/postcards to the bottom of Pages 2001B, 2008F, CCCCCC, St. Croix 37,
and began Family 34 (more photos to be added).
Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 12:40 p.m.
Added photos/postcards to bottom of Pages St. Croix 1, Page J, Page L, Page F, and Family 1.
Family 34 still not completed.
Added photos/postcards to bottom of Pages 1995A, Family 6, St. Croix 27C, 1986C and 1996B.
Added more photos to Page 1988A.
Finished Family 34.
Added photos/articles to Pages Hugo1 and Hugo2.
Added my Kindergarten Diploma to Page St. Croix 16.
May 2, 2020, 10:40 a.m.
Added photos/postcards to Pages St. Croix 2, St. Croix 3, St. Croix 4, St. Croix 5,
St. Croix 6, St. Croix 9, and USVI.
Updates were made to St. Croix 1, St. Croix 16 and St. Croix 27C. (These pages listed above so
if you looked at them already, you would have seen updates.)
Began removing audio from the pages.
May 4, 2020, 6:14 p.m.
All audio, videos (including YouTube) have been removed, including those on Family 28.
The National Parks videos on Pages 2013N and O have also been removed.
Pages 2013N and O are now blank.
If you notice any reference to an audio/video on any Page, please let me know. Thanks
May 6, 2020, 1:46 p.m.
Next job - Verify that all links to other sites are still proper.
I will review pages as they appear under my navigation_bars listing under the site contents,
not as they necessarily appear on the actual website. The pages appear numerically first and
then alphabetically under site contents. The pages on the website appear by topic. Got it?
I know this is clear as molasses, but please, don't fret over it.
See below, white background.
In the meantime, please let me know if you find a link on a page that does NOT work. THANKS.
May 19, 2020, 5:53 p.m.
Added 2 photos to the bottom of St. Croix 37.
May 26, 2020, 1:51 p.m.
Since the videos were removed from pages 2013 N and 2013 O, I decided to scan the magnets I
bought during the 1996 and 2013 tours and add them to the website. Most magnets are from 2013.
Magnets have been on my refrigerator door. Added a link to 2013 O with the Zion information.
June 4, 2020, 6:12 p.m.
Posted a few photos to the bottom of Page CCCCCC.
June 27, 2020, 7:50 p.m.
Posted a few photos to the bottom of Page CCCCCC.
June 29, 2020, 9:00 p.m.
Posted a few photos to the bottom of Page CCCCCC.
Also added photos on June 30th.
July 30, 2020, 5:37 p.m.
Added Page DDDDDD, photos taken in July.
September 4, 2020, 6:16 p.m.
Added photos taken in August to Page DDDDDD.
October 4, 2020, 5:38 p.m.
Added photos taken in September to top of Page DDDDDD.
Also added a few taken in October.
October 22, 2020, 4:16 p.m.
Added photos taken in October to top of Page DDDDDD.
November 30, 2020, 4:46 p.m.
Added the few photos taken in November to Page DDDDDD.
December 27, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Added photos taken in December to Page DDDDDD.
December 29, 2020, 5:17 p.m.
Added photos taken 12/27 and 12/29, Page DDDDDD.
Added summary of 2020.
January 31, 2021, 10:52 a.m.
Added Page EEEEEE with photos taken January 2021.
As of March 31, 2021, I will not be able to make changes or add photos to this site.
February 15, 2021
Added February photos to Page EEEEEE.
Added photos of the 2/16 fog.
Added photos of the snow & rainbow of 2/22.
March 11, 2021, 2:24 p.m.
Added photos to Page EEEEEE that were taken in March.
Added "quotation marks" to Spanish words mentioned in Crucian Memories.
Also explained the food items.
At 5:00 p.m., I added 4 photos taken by the Edge Photographer to Page EEEEEE.
May 2, 2020, 3:54 p.m.
As it CLEARLY states on the list below, above 8:03 p.m. of April 22nd: "Photos/postcards/souvenirs added are ALL
on the bottom of the indicated Pages." I couldn't be clearer. So I thought.
To the individuals who want EVERYTHING on a platter: The added photos/postcards, etc., will appear under the
statement dated April 19, 2020, which SHOULD appear on every Page updated.
The statement will appear with a lemon yellow background and reads/looks as follows:
April 19, 2020 - I began cleaning out my closets a while back since I decided to rent the small room of my apartment
to a friend. I had to shift things around which had been stored in the closets to make space. In so doing, I decided
to get rid of the many photo albums I had stored in the foyer closet. Damn, I did not know I had that many photo
albums. Before shredding the photos/postcards and souvenirs, I looked at them and decided to keep a few. I will
post what I saved and scanned on various pages. Some photos and postcards may be posted on other pages.
Everything posted will be as scanned without adjusting the photo for color, clarity, etc. What you see is what you
get. Watermark will not be added. No kallaloo here, just simplicity.
Below are the photos/postcards/souvenirs being added. Keep in mind, some may be duplicate.
|Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:12 p.m.
June 18, 2020 - Phase 1 began in New York City on June 8th. Some businesses were allowed to open.
Malls are still closed. It should be noted that more and more cars can be seen on the L.I.E. There are
also more planes coming into LGA. Phase 2 should begin on June 22nd. With this Phase malls will
be allowed to open. Naturally, masks and social distancing will be necessary. Other phases followed.
Sunday, January 31, 2021: This page will be the last one created using SiteBuilder. Below is the
information I received from Yahoo. I was given two other tools I can use but it would mean copying all
the photos to the new tools, Website Builder and WordPress hosting. I contacted Yahoo and was told
that as long as I pay my yearly fee, the website will stay online. Let's see for how long this will happen.
I suppose I can created a new site to add my photos after March 31st. I have not made a decision yet.
Monday, January 25, 2021 - Soon Yahoo SiteBuilder will no longer be supported. Get a new and better
website today at no additional cost.
Starting on March 31st, 2021, we will discontinue support for the Yahoo SiteBuilder editor to increase
focus on our newer website creation tools. Here’s what you need to know about your current site:
Your website will stay online for now.
After March 31 2021, you will no longer be able to edit or update your website built using Yahoo
If you wish to make changes and updates in the future you must create a new website.
|COVID -19 vaccines approved: Pfizer - 12/11/2020, Moderna - 12/18/2020, both require 2 doses,
and Johnson & Johnson - 02/27/2021, one dose. I took the Moderna vaccine.