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So we got the nicest Post Comment EVER this morning from Mr. Lee McCourry. It’s so touching that we had to republish it as it’s own post. Lee writes:

I was searching for a job in the San Francisco area in the 1960’s…..After being turned down at various Landscape Architect’s offices, I returned to one of them operated by John Sue, Landscape Architect. (of S.F. and Honolulu) He said to me ‘I’m sorry, but we don’t have any openings at this time. My spirits dropped. As I walked out of his office, he asked me why I was limping.? I thought if i told him the truth, he would never see me again. I took a breath, and told him the truth, ‘that I had an artificial leg’. He looked at me, did a double take, and without batting an eye said to me ‘can you start Monday morning at 8 a.m.? My spirits went through the roof. To give you an idea how I felt, you can watch this dog running around to the music of Hawaii Five O.

Hope you enjoy the video. [Book’em Doggo]

~ Lee McCourry

A bit of online stalking reveals that Lee went on to found an Oregon-based company called Muralvision Studios, a film production and in-room hospital channel that features natural beauty scenes to heal by. I scraped this off the muralvision.com website:

…Lee has over 30 years experience as a professional nature photographer. His exceptional camera work has been seen all over the world.

Lee has traveled extensively as a cinematographer in North America, and to Europe, Asia, China, the South Pacific, Indonesia, Bali, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Java, Borneo, and dozens of other countries. Lee is also an artist and musician. He has had his own band of musicians that have performed in many venues. He is accomplished on trumpet, keyboard, and string bass.

Lee studied music, art, and history as an undergraduate at the University of Oregon. His graduate work was in Architecture, and Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, California, which led to the publication of his first book: Television, The Invisible Environment. Lee did additional graduate work in Cinema, Life Sciences, and Environmental Design while working for five years in the graduate center of Environmental Design at the University of Wisconsin.

Thanks for the wonderful story Lee. We appreciate your sharing. As you may know, John and two of his kids, Steve and Linda now reside in Honolulu where the warm air is good for all of our aging bones.

If ever in Honolulu, be sure to look us up. Aloha!

Mia, (Karen & Steve’s girl) gets her first starring role as the crime fighting doggie in Hawaii Five-0! Yup, Mia protects the islands now from bad guys, scary birds and yes, fleas… See her pilot now!

Family Tree @geni.com

Hey Gang, Linda has added a great deal of detail to the growing family tree at geni.com. It’s a simple and free service that we can all store cool relationship information and grow the tree in all family directions. Logon at geni.com or contact Linda for help.

Hayley Goes #2!

Whoa girl! Hayley came in second on her team in her second-ever x-country race! Even better, she got her award-winning game face plastered all over the newspaper! Yep, in 2010, we still have newspapers!!!

But wow what a look of on-purpose concentration... like she’s the Anna Kournikova of running… hot and intense… or like Haley Berry in The Fantastic Four, spitting ice or fire outta those hapa eyes… no wonder she’s slammin the competition! Heck, I seriously would NOT want to meet this chick on a race course… or in a dark alley for that matter. Competitors, be fearful, very fearful because Hayley is coming with her sneer!

Congratulations Hayley!

Summer Olympics 2016, here we come!

Hayley Sue Goes Fast!

Hayley Sue just made the girls varsity cross country team – as a freshwoman! Here’s her first race in which she came in third for her team… WOW! Our kin got good legs afterall… Hayley is all over this vid, so look for her in the red jersey with white t-shirt under and fancy blue shoes… you go girl!

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