Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Look who came and had birthday lunch with me! Actually, he came and spent the whole day with me and we have had a ball. The kids are coming for dinner tonight. Tomorrow night Tito and I are going to have dinner with John and Janice; Gary and Vivien. But I have a feeling that having him here for lunch will be my favorite birthday gift.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
My brother, Melvin, is 12 years and 1 day older than I am - this picture was taken on my 1st Christmas. He is the only sibling that I can remember being at home while I was growing up. I remembered him teasing me all the time, letting me ride between his legs on his motor scooter (until Mom found out), watching him play in the marching band and teaching me to play pick up sticks. I adored him and then he graduated from high school, joined the navy, married and has lived most of the years since on the East Coast. But I still adore and love him and he can still make me laugh.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
They raised 5 children -3 of them in the early years of the depression. They did not own their own home until 1966. They never owed money to anyone. They never really had a life without children - my sister was born 18 months after they were married and my father died 2 weeks after I graduated from high school. They were good, honest, hardworking people. I have never heard anyone say anything bad about them. My brothers and sisters and I never heard them fight - they raised their family in a loving home. They provided for us the best they could - there are many stories of the struggle raising a family in the depression and later in WWII during rationing - but we never felt anything but love.
I loved them both, worshiped my father and regret to this day that I was never able to have an adult relationship with them. I think it would have been a great one.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Last Thursday night we gathered for dinner and our reveal. It is so much fun as we guess who our sister was for the year. I had no idea this year and was very surprised when I found out it was Christine. She was not even on my list of guesses. We have known each other for several years and she is so talented (has a beautiful voice, crafts, renovates homes). I was very blessed to have had her prayers over the past year.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
He approached his cake with caution
He would dip his finger in and eat the frosting but didn't grab a handful until Stacy put his hand into the cake. Even then, he was more concerned about the little pices of confetti sprinkles.