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“Bearly” Finished with the “United Buddy Bears”

With a gallery of over 125 United Buddy Bears standing with arms reaching above their heads in Astana, Kazakhstan, close to the Baiterek Tower, I have more photos to show.  One poster explains this better than I ever could:

“We have to get to know each other better…it makes us understand one another better, trust each other more, and live together more peacefully.”  Under this motto, the UNITED BUDDY BEARS promote living together in peace and harmony on their global tour…since the first exhibition in Berlin in 2002, around 22 million visitors world-wide have been able to admire the United Buddy Bears.”

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Lions and Tigers and Buddy Bears, Oh My!!!

Hope my faithful readers are enjoying my photos of the Buddy Bears. Sorry no lions or tigers featured in this post. You have to know that it takes a LONG time to download each photo on this blog which would be a zip back in the U.S.  You can’t watch YouTube clips in one piece, it comes in chunks.  That is the frustrating part about living in Kazakhstan.  You might take water, heat and transportation for granted back in the U.S. but on top of that, you have no idea how you may take your phone or Internet connection for granted too.  I don’t have much to write except I want to wish my Dad a wonderful 80th birthday celebration on this day of May 30th.  He was born in 1930 at the beginning of the Great Depression, the youngest son with three adoring, older sisters and an older half brother. My three aunts will be flying to Minnesota from California and Arizona to help my Dad celebrate.  It will be a GREAT family event since my Dad’s oldest sister, Eleanor who is over 96 years old, Ethel is about 93 or 94 and Alta is 90 will all be there, the Lord willing.  I come from a stable line of Scandinavian longevity as my grandma on my Mom’s side lived to be 96 years old.  Happy Birthday Dad, may you have many more years to enjoy your grandchildren!!!

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