thoughts often turn toward love, and there is
nothing more loving or loved than my family.
Hello, World......It's time for you to meet............
their love stories
This is The Mamaand The
Wish I Had a picture of
them in 1963 when they married
I don't think
the daddy knows that he is a 'stepfather'....even though mom's
kids spanned the ages from about two to twenty-two
when they met :-) If he does, he
sure hasn't acted like it.
shared a lot of things about our mom in a Tribute to her located
elsewhere on this site. I hope that you will
visit that page. Ahhh, there were things I did
not tell you there.....Like how mom and dad met.
upon a time, a very handsome guy began to come
into the restaurant and bar where I was working.
I learned that he had just recently become single,
and had custody of his five kids. What really
impressed me was that while all the guys he came
in with were really suckin' up the ole suds, Vern
sipped on coffee and softdrinks. He was about the
same age(36-37) as my beautiful single mom, who
had seven kids of her own. Beginning to sound
like the Brady Bunch, huh? :)
wouldn't consent to meet this guy, so I had to do
a little conniving. She was visiting me one
afternoon, Vern was at my workplace which was
only a block from my home.....and I was on a
I yanked some wiring loose from my old car, and
called on Vern to help me get it started. Of
course, while he was there undoing my dirty work,
I introduced him to mom. It wasn't long until I
began to notice mom was batting her eyes a lot (yes,
you did,mom!) and ever so causually mentioned
that she and I were going to a local dance club
that night. Guess who showed up there?
didn't just fall in love with our mother that
night...he loved her seven kids, too. Yep, we got
was 38 years ago, and as they say, "THE REST
on the heart to meet the "Lucky Seven"
Midi Playing is "I Feel Lucky"