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Some pictures today

I went to Mass this morning at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, CT and then spent the morning meeting with Mother Lucia. We had a wonderful conversation about life, God, Church, monastic life. My father brought home the finished replica of the 1910 Flying Merkel. Some pictures follow (more of the abbey on the flikr page)

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Connecticut’s Flying Merkel about to take flight

Connecticut’s Flying Merkel maker, Ed Zalonski, my father, is almost complete with the race forthcoming real soon.

The Canonball Run from the North Carolina coast to Santa Monica, California begins on the 10th.

Here are some photos showing the progress of the Flying Merkel…

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Dad’s 70th birthday!

dad with aunt Eve.jpgDad celebrates his 70th birthday today!

I can’t believe he’s 70! He’s shown here with his sister, Evelyn.
Birthday blessings!
Dad leaves on his newly made Flying Merkel motorcycle for a cross-country trip commemorating the Cannonball Run, a race of pre-1916 motorcycles. The group departs from Kitty Hawk, NC and finishes in Santa Monica, CA.
Dad’s Merkel is completely made by him (a replica of a 1910 original), a single speed cycle.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Dad with Merkel-2.jpgToday is a celebration of Fatherhood. Father’s Day is an observance we’ve had since 1910. 

Later today my sister and Aunt Gloria will come over for dinner. Here’s a photo of dad with his newest project, a Flying Merkel.
Do you know what a Merkel is? And I am not referring to the German Chancellor with the same name! I didn’t till the other day.
My dad’s project is still in process. More pictures to follow.

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]yahoo.com.
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