Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween on Ice

The day started with a C-17 flying in passengers and cargo. Among the cargo was mail, and among the mail was the most delightful surprise. Mrs. Shuwarger's Fifth Grade Class sent me Halloween cards that they made themselves. To the Class: Thank you so much for the cards! You are very creative and made great cards. I loved the animal pictures and the funny sayings inside. I also like the way some of you cut out your cards. They brightened up my day and bring smiles to everyone who visits the clinic here at McMurdo.

Last night was the annual Halloween Party at McMurdo. The party is so well known that it is hard to find an individual's blog or written account that doesn't mention it at some point. You can click here to see a gallery of photos from this year's party.

Lori and Barbie, our radiology technician and physician assistant, have drawn and colored a huge turkey. It is posted on the clinic wall next to the children's cards. The turkey is named "Mr. South Pole Tree" and he asks everyone to write on him all the things for which they are thankful. I am thankful for family, friends and the opportunity to work with a fine group of professionals in this wonderful place called "Antarctica".

I've been trying to find people who play bridge. So far, all I've found are people who want to learn to play. So, I have become the local bridge teacher. I had four students last Wednesday and hope to spread the word.


dac shustudent said...

Hi again!!!! Thanks for putting our Halloween cards up so everyone can see them!!! Mines the one that says, "Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat, if you don't I don't care, I'll feed you to a leopard seal!" (I made up the last part!!) Do you like it? I bet you do!!!

Bubba's Sis said...

Dude, that's a scary picture.

Jedi Master Daryl said...

Very cool blog! I have been reading your daughter's blog for over a year, and now I found yours. Which I am going to blogroll.

JLP said...

Dear Dr.Shuwarger,
I am glad you got our Halloween cards! Mine is the one that has a seal on one side and a ghost on the other. Hope you liked all of them!!!

ZShuGirl said...

Now that's the face of the brother I love!! Hope all is well and I miss you!