John and Marianne's Diaries

Updated July 19

We have been sending diaries to friends and family for over two decades. (In January, 2019, software obsolescence forced a re-write of this and many other pages. A cleaner style, I hope.)

Here are links to the last several.

July 5-20, Non-events in Fresno
July 11 and August 1, Marianne's Art Shows At Vernissage
July 4, Independence Day
June 25-30, Mourning Doves

For more history, click "DIARIES" in the blue bar above. It is just a long list, but you can tell we've been at this for awhile.

"TRAVEL" in the blue menu links to country-by-country maps and lists of our travel to tourist destinations, such as churches, castles, squares, (Europe mostly) and national parks (America).

Marianne"MARIANNE ART" links to Marianne's art site. A must-see.


Here are four other areas of our lives.


Move to Ukraine (1998)
"Big Road Trip" (2001-2002)
Move to Frankfurt (2002)
Move to Bavaria (2005)
Retire (2012)
Back in America (2013)
Magdalena In late 2018, we filmed Marianne's mother as she told the story of her early life, from birth in a small Hungarian town, through growing up in Budapest, and escaping to Vienna, Bavaria, and Texas at the end of World War II.
We called the series "Magdalena's Chapters."
Houses In the two decades of this diary, we have lived in a half-dozen homes, from an "interesting" temporary apartment in Kyiv, to a jewel box in Bavaria, to our current old house in Fresno.

This is a link to all our Christmases since 1998.