It’s another year, and time for the roundup.
“There are armies moving close. Be quick, my love.” ~Toad the Wet Sprocket
- In March, I moved from my old office/darkroom at work, which I had occupied for 25 years, to a new, bigger space at The Ada News.
- At the end of March, my wife Abby retired.
- I explored the deserts of northern Arizona and southern Utah in April on a trip called Off the Map.
- In mid-April, I drove to Magnolia, Arkansas to shoot the wedding of my good friend Dan Marsh to Christa.
- Abby was critically ill and hospitalized for eight days in May.
- In June The Ada News began buying new cameras for me. I gladly welcomed the Nikon D300S in to my workflow.
- Also in June, Abby found a five-burner propane grill on sale, starting a new mealtime tradition for us of cooking out mostly vegetarian.
- I created a unified Shoffner Family Reunion page after the latest reunion in October, Tipsy vs The Mayfloat, which was the first reunion our grandson Paul was able to attend.
- October 12 marked our 11th wedding anniversary.
- Also in October, I explored my old haunt, the Wichita Mountains, on a trip called The Ferryman.
- In December, Abby and I travelled to Baltimore to see her daughter Chele, her husband Tom, and our grandson Paul, for a Blair Witch Christmas.
- 2015 was the rainiest year on record in Oklahoma.