Family Album


Family Album


Family Album


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To my devoted Mommy, In June of 1942, Daddy described you to his mother, “I am telling you, Mom, I have a jewel and I hope I can bring her home with me soon so you can meet her.” Daddy said it well. You are our crown jewel and we have always been your precious jewels. You are beautiful, you have incredible taste and you have always placed us first in your heart. The home that you established for our family was and always has been a place of solid values, security, and abiding love. My love for reading is largely due to your introducing me to heroines who became my best friends while growing up: Jo March from Little Women, Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables, Laura Ingalls Wilder of The Little House on the Prairie series, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Sara Crewe of A Little Princess, and Mary Lennox from The Secret Garden. Their lives and worlds came alive to me...and have remained very much a part of who I am,,,all because you read to me. What a cherished gift t
Feliz Cumpleanos, Cuatro. Thank you for always making our birthdays so special, Mommy.
Our Queen Elizabeth with her “Mr. Jack”.
To my dearest mother Alice, I give thanks for 73 years of memories and stability. Ours was a family on the move during our childhood years, with moves from Texas to New Mexico, Texas again, then Massachusetts, Alabama, Washington DC, and Nebraska. We moved with you in charge of disassembling our worldly goods that were our home, overseeing their packing in an Atlas Van, then reassembling the rooms of our lives in a new set of quarters in a manner that felt like home all over again no matter the new geographic location. You guided our ship and laid down the rules in a way that never needed explanation. We knew what you and Dad expected of us and that was that. Onward we went, growing ever stronger because of the role models you and Dad were for your four daughters...your little women. You and Dad prepared each of us to go out in the world and do something that made a difference. For that support, I have always been grateful. It has been a joy and a privilege to be your daughter