Sunday, November 27, 2016


Today my Mom and Dad celebrate
their 69th wedding anniversary.

She was 18 and he was 21 fresh out of the navy
and working in the automobile industry.

Two years later my brother, Billy Jr. came along,
then my sister Susan the following year.
Five years later I was born, then Rick in 1963.

Although I found a few pictures of Mom
attending some of her sisters at their weddings,
I did not have one of
Mom and Dad's day.

Dad tells me they decided to travel up
to Toledo Ohio where there was
no wait to marry. 
They were both living
in Michigan at the time.
Mom is from there, Dad is a southern boy
born and raised.

They've seen the family through four weddings
and two divorces. Max and Kate
are their two grandchildren.

Good people, hardworking, honest.

I count it a privilege to care for them now.
Happy Anniversary
Mom and Dad

Saturday, November 26, 2016


 Well, another Thanksgiving has come and gone.
I can't remember the last one I spent with my
Mom and Dad.
I've been in retail for the past 30 plus years
so "Black Friday"
has kept me confined and away.
The folks aren't really into holidays anymore,
I guess that ship has sailed.
It was still very special.

 Most people take a nap after the dinner
but my dear sweet Mom
couldn't seem to wait.

 Even though the meal was extremely easy,
it kept me fussing in the kitchen most of the day.

 We sat down to eat about 3:00.

 Everyone enjoyed it

 and had their fill.

Happy Thanksgiving
to family and friends.