What's New with the Wilkinson's Site
I don't list every little tweak here, but do list most significant changes
and some family news. The photo and humor
sections do continue to grow without most additions being mentioned here.
- Family Tree updates: I just posted a number of updates
to the family tree PDFs in Kaiser Family Tree
and Grieve Family Tree.
I also have posted the 2007 Kaiser Reunion group photos to this
Kaiser Reunion Photo Gallery.
- I added a few new scans of family info to those pages as well.
- Kaiser Reunion News: The reunion won't be held at
the Mont Alto state park pavilion this year. (2007)
It will be at the New Franklin Ruritan Club,
2500 New Franklin Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Hope to see you there.
- Kinda neat... I found some of
my istockphoto photos
in use a few places, including a children's book. Here's
a gallery where
I'll put any details of in-uses's that I find. cool beans!
- Kinda neat... when I ran the reports for Aunt Sue's
site I found she hit 8,470 page hits per DAY on the
peak weeks in December last year (2006).
The average across all of 2006 was 4,570 pages/day.
Very impressive, especially considering that it's not
a huge site, with only about 80 different pages, 61 of which are patterns.
- We now have a new photo gallery and photo share space at
It's just started now, but I'll be adding more soon, and continually.
If you are family, ask and I can give you access to protected areas
or even some upload space.
- Unfortunately we didn't make the reunion this year after all, but I
did get some photos taken by others who did. If you are family and
would like to see them or share some of your own, let me know.
- Sad news: My great-uncle Owen Henry died this past weekend.
He was one of my favorite uncles and the last of that generation of the
Kaiser side of my family. Even at 96 this year, he was in great shape
and looked about 70. It seemed like he'd go on forever.
Ironically his daughter Bertie died just 2 months before him.
- Posted Kaiser
Family History Photos - Mary Boggs' Bible
- For any who are interested, I just implemented a whole new design on the
The new visual design was created by Visionmark, but I developed and implemented it.
- Finding some interesting stuff in
genealogy tracing of the Ness branch
of our family. I'll be posting some of it here as I go along.
(Rev. Dr. John Herbert Ness was my step-grandfather)
- Sad news: My cousin Bertie died this past week.
- Kinda cool... a short submission of mine is include in this
A List Apart Reader's Reply article.
Valentine's Day Massacre:
"From buzzword-happy marketers to snobby standards gurus, from AJAX to
Zope, ALA's gentle readers tell us what they bloody well hate about the web."
(as usual in alphabetically-sorted life, being a Wilkinson puts me almost last ;-)
- From last month: I completed a modest redesign on
including the addition of their whole line of perennials.
- Welcome to the world Lydia Schroder!
SuperLinks 1.0 Released
Kindler Chase of ncubed has just released an excellent tool for websites
with ASP and links lists. It makes editing, categorizing
and maintaining lists of links on a website quick and easy. Link data
is stored in an XML database file and maintained via a powerful, yet
easy-to-use admin interface. Simple to customize to the look of your
own site. Let your customers edit their own links instead of calling you.
I really can't recommend it strongly enough. Try it. You'll see.
I've been using it here
on my site for months now.
(This is something I helped beta-test that I think is probably
of interest to many of the ASP coders and webmasters who visit my site.)
- A family friend and true WWII hero, Dr. Hiltgunt Margret Zassenhaus
has passed away. She led an amazing and inspiring life, and in person was
very kind, caring and humble.
Dr. T. Edgie Russell Jr, my stepfather, died this week (8/10).
He was just a few weeks shy of his 87th birthday. He died peacefully with
one of his children and one of his grandchildren at his side. Prayers for
our family always appreciated.
If you knew Pop and would like to leave a note for his family and friends,
please leave it in our guestbook.
The newspaper's obit guestbook has closed now, but
here is what others said there.
Here are a few life-facts that were sent in for the obituary,
though the Sunpaper may not print the longer obit.
- Dr. Thomas Edgie Russell Jr. MD
- Born August 27, 1917 in Baltimore, Md
- Died August 10, 2004 at the Bonnie Blink Nursing Home, Hunt Valley, Md
- Moved To Frederick, Md, as an infant
- Attended University Of Maryland at age 16, graduated medical school there in 1940
- Did internships and residency at City Hospitals, Bon Secour, and Hospital For Women Of Maryland
- Private OB-GYN practice for 51 years
- By actual count, delivered more Than 14,000 babies,
including many second and third generations
- Was first OB-GYN to have an office in Carroll County
- Practiced in Essex and Pikesville, with main office at 2901 North Charles Street
- Founding fellow of The Douglas OB-GYN Society
- Founding fellow of The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG)
- Member Of Med Chi Faculty Of Md
- Baltimore City And Baltimore County Medical Societies
- Southern OB-GYN Society
- Rotary Club
- Married Dorothy Irene Baier in 1940
- Married Donna Wilkinson in 1976
- Avid golfer; won several tournaments at Baltimore Country Club,
including on father-son
- Avid University Of MD Sports fan and Colts fan
Beyond the dry facts, Pop was a great father/stepfather and a doctor
well-loved by his patients and well-respected by his medical peers.
He would do a lot for them (and for friends and family). It used to be
that whenever we'd go out anywhere with him, we'd meet at least one of
his patients who would be very glad to see him. He believed strongly
that many patient visits could be resolved better by taking the time to
really listen to people than by rushing to prescribe something. That
extra time and attention meant a lot to all those on the receiving end,
patients, family, friends or colleagues.
My sister and I came into his life when he was a bit older and probably
thought he was past raising kids, but he certainly gave us all the love,
care, guidance and parenting as if he'd always been our father. (We've
been very lucky in life, to have two loving fathers.)
Thank you Pop. We love you and we'll miss you.
- My brother-in-law Mike Schroder's work baby just launched yesterday. Check
out NASA's Aura satellite for
earth observations. Congrats Mike!
Anyone want to buy a nice cabin?
Our family is selling ours... very sadly.
It's a beautiful stone cabin built by our family, on the top of a mountain
in Fulton County, Pennsylvania, surrounded by forest, few people around,
1/2 mile from a PA Fish and Game lake. Very peaceful.
We've had a lot of great times there hiking, fishing, boating, hunting,
exploring the woods and just relaxing (enjoying the view on the back deck
or inside by the huge stone fireplace). Even our honeymoon was there...
Uh, never mind - it's sold now... darn
- More bad family news: Ray Schroder, my sister's father-in-law,
and a really great guy, was killed in a terrible traffic accident.
Prayers for his close family always appreciated.
- Unfortunately my Great-Uncle Wallace Kaiser just died, at age 92. He was
the last of that generation of my family. A copy of his obituary is under
the Kaiser Family Tree.
- The same week, my step-brother's wife, Laurie Smullin Russell's long battle
with ALS ended. She was a model of how to accept such a disease while at the
same time fighting it with all your resources. She was really blessed by
the friends who supported her through the past few years.
- Kinda cool... my humor section got a mention
in IFC (Internet for Christians),
at their website and weekly email digest which they say "reaches about
100,000 email and online readers."
- May 2004: Those of you in Marie Green's area of central
Virginia may have seen from your newspapers that another rider,
Trish Ralls, was badly injured in a trail-riding accident
on 4/21/04. My cousin Chrisy is talking with them to see how the community
can help out. We're posting some info at
www.wilk4.com/trish/ as it becomes available. (removed 4/2005)
- My cousin Jack Kelso died last month. For family who didn't get to see
them, I have copies of the obits under the
Kaiser Family Tree.
- New Site! Just completed the first public cut of a new client site,
Since (as you probably guessed from the name) he's an illustrator,
I finally got to do a site with nice, professional artwork. Fun stuff!
- Just heard that we're going to have a Langford-Wilkinson family reunion
this July. If you're one of my relatives from that side of the family and
haven't heard details yet, email me or Sue Thompson.
- FWIW, I've been working on compiling family tree info on the
recent/current generations of the Langford-Wilkinson side of the family.
If you'd like to contribute info or to see what I have so far, let me know.
Once it's more complete I'll post what I can on the website.
- Sadly, in January, my Great-Aunt Cecelia Langford died. Though she lived
in an institution much of her life, she was a good person who certainly
lived a long life. (she was 96, and interestingly, had perfect hearing and
had never needed glasses!) One nice thing coming out of this time was that
we've reconnected with much of the Langford side of our family, related
through my paternal grandmother and her siblings.
- Added some info about using
Visio for Family Trees.
- Got a nice new HP scanjet 5530 scanner with an automated photo feeder
for Christmas! Hopefully my new toy will help me get some more recent
photos online soon.
- Some 2003 highlights
- Man, this must be a boring year... can't think of anything else to add ;-(
- We did have one small, furry addition to our family this November...
a wonderful kitten named Gracie...
- Very Cool News:
My little sister has added to our family. Welcome to the world Caleb!
- Some 2002 highlights
- Some 2001 highlights
- Added Support Donations.
Don't feel obligated, but anything dropped in the virtual tip jar is appreciated.
I do put a lot of time into the various parts of this site, probably more than
I can spare sometimes...
- New Site! Just finished the first cut on a website here for a
friend of my cousin Chrisy...
Friends of Marie and Ralph Green.
Marie was in a terrible accident recently and the site should help friends
and family keep up with her progress and show support and encouragement.
Please stop in... (7/01)
- The incredibly useful word 'doh' popularized by Homer Simpson is now officially
in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)! Yes, really.
- Allaire just published an article I wrote for them... see
Writing or Converting Help Sets for HomeSite Use,
"One of the more useful features of the HomeSite editor is that it has a
system for built-in help and documentation that is easy to customize and
extend. Here are some suggestions for how to write help doc sets or convert
existing ones for best use under HomeSite."
Posted in the HomeSite Developers Center.
I'm officially a paid, published author now. Woohoo! ;-) (5/01)
- Doh! The video from the Breaking
the Sound Barrier page was downloaded 60,716 times
in march, for a transfer total of 25GB! That's way beyond
my 5GB webhosting account transfer limit so, unfortunately, I have to remove the
video file. Popularity is nice when you can afford it... Sorry. ~jeff (4/01)
- Another page I posted just casually to share with friends and family is getting
attention and traffic. Breaking the Sound Barrier
is getting me 2-4 emails a day and lots of hits.
It has been mentioned in Net Surfer's Digest,
on Florida's WDBO 580 AM radio station
3/31/01, and on many other websites and forums. Cool beans! (4/01)
- Jeffrey Zeldman liked a note I'd emailed him in response to one of his articles
enough that he posted it on his site... (1/01)
- Finally finished my Masters in Computer Science! Woohoo! Graduation ceremony in May.
- Some 2000 highlights
- Some 1999 highlights
- We've moved the website to www.wilk4.com.
Please update any bookmarks or links you may have to use the new address.
- Added a page with a few photos of my own roses.
- Added a section called Asp4Hs
of ASP development extensions and resources for use with the Homesite HTML editor.
- Added a section of resources for web developers. These are test pages I've made
for myself that may be useful to others.
- Some 1998 highlights
- I don't generally like to clutter up my websites with buttons or banners for
the latest causes, but I have added a button link to the
Web Standards Project (WSP).
This new organization seeks
to hold browser makers accountable to the W3C standards. This could really
help reduce the huge hassles that web developers have with cross-browser
incompatibilities. Please join and support this effort.
- Hortico's site and my development work on it is being featured as a
by Allaire, maker of the Homesite HTML Editor. See it at their
Homesite Developer Center.
- Added a neat poem When I say "I am a Christian".
This poem is a better summary of what a christian's attitude is
(or should be) than how many people perceive us these days.
- Give me a break, will ya ? I just started putting this up ;-)