Chiang Mai, 25 Jan 2013:
In January 2013, I invested in Freed Foods Inc. to help them expand their
brand of organic baby and toddler foods.
NurturMe provides an innovative new way to
feed babies and toddlers. The
NurturMe product line features dried
pouches of pure ingredients that target the top drivers of foods sales
growth: organic, convenience, and sustainability. For infants, mothers can
mix it up with breast milk, formula or water to make a healthy puree. For
toddlers, it can be mixed into kid's meals (grains, yogurts, etc.) to add
NurturMe recipes include crisp apple
pudding, plum peas froggy pasta, sweet bananas summer smoothies and crunchy
carrots spaghetti Bolognese.
Founded by Caroline Freedman (CEO) and
Lauren McCullough (COO), the company seeks to be the global leader in
health-conscious infant and toddler foods.
NurturMe is now available at top retailers
including Whole Foods, Stop N Shop, Ralphs, HEB, Wegman's, Meijer and Babies
R Us stores nationwide as well as in select international markets including
Cold Storage in Singapore. It is also offered online at Diapers.com,
Target.com, Walmart.com and Amazon.com.
New Web Page
Chiang Mai, 16 Sept 2007: A new page has been added to this site. "Virtual
Cemetery" is a collection of headstone pictures of my dead relatives.
Click on the "Virtual Cemetery" button at the top of any page. The
pictures are from cemeteries in Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, and Ohio.
25 Feb 1776 - 4 Aug 1854
You will also find some pictures of the cemeteries and some links to the
cemetery websites. I would be happy to add more photos, so if anyone
has pictures from family members that you would like to contribute, please
send them to me.
Mark History in Library of Congress
Chiang Mai, 10
Oct. 2006: The history of the Mark Family was chronicled by Emma
Mark and limited copies distributed to family members after her death in
1950. Her work was rewritten and published by Roy Mark in 2005.
Copies of Roy's book has been sold and distributed to family members and
interested parties in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Utah, New Hampshire,
California and Washington D.C.
THE MARK FAMILY HISTORY has now been accepted
into The Libriary of Congress in Washington D.C. The LOC Control
Number is 2006367326 and the Call Number is CS71.M346 2005.
The Library Of Congress' website has Emma's
death year incorrectly listed as 1947 and identifies the subject as "Marks
Family", but otherwise accurately depicts the book.
All family members
and others mentioned in THE MARK FAMILY HISTORY
(see: Index of Names) can now, or in the future Rest
In Peace knowing that their history will live on in the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress' letter of acceptance of the book
can be seen HERE.
Chiang Mai, 2 June
2006: My longtime employees and friends, Joko and Widodo (Dodo) were
effected by the Indonesian earthquake, centered just south of the city of
Joko lives with his family in the
Giritontro, about 100 miles east of Yogyakarta City. Joko, his wife
and three daughters were jolted awake in the early morning hours of 27 May
by the 6.2 quake. Joko reports that they all ran for the safety of the
outdoors in a panic. Although badly shaken, no damage was done to the
house. The family was effected however when they learned that two
distant relatives of Joko's wife died in the town of Bantul, just south of
Joko and his family
Dodo lives much closer to the
epicenter. His village of
Paliyan, in Yogyakarta Provence, is just 25 miles east of the city.
Dodo's family too were awakened by the earth's rumbling and scurried to
safety outside the house. Dodo, his wife Miyati, their 9 year
old daughter Novi, and 17 month old son, Christofer were all uninjured.
Their house however did not escape undamaged. The damage was
considered slight, with windows and roof tiles broken and minor cracks in
the walls. A dozen or so fellow villagers however were not as lucky,
loosing their lives when an enclosed market collapsed.
Miyati, Dodo & Christofer
Joko made a trip to Bantul and
Yogyakarta to survey the damage, and reports that the house that I lived in
between 1999 and 2001 was completely destroyed. The second floor, with
three bedrooms and a game room, fell into the ground floor. Some of
the walls were still standing, but the house was considered a total loss.
Joko didn't know of any injuries to the residents, or even if the house was
occupied at the time.
The rent house that I lived in while in Yogya