A break from Bike week to recall where I was several years ago today - ok - eighty-four. I remained there from March to September (can you even imagine the bill today?) when a wonderful nurse and her husband adopted me. What a great thing to happen to a little skinny baby. They never were able to fatten me up.
A wonderful life was given to me. Thanks Mom and Dad.
PN had just learned how to wink. We had no sidewalks in our addition. Only the driveway for riding. We did not allow them into the street. Lots of neighbor kids were in the street but we were the meanies.
Another picture of M and M who were shown yesterday. These two were expected to arrive on or near the same date. Unknown to both mothers, they had picked the same first name for a boy. Since we were a week early we used the name, Michael Lee, and the other baby got the name Mitchell Lee.
It all worked out.
I was talking with my sister-in-law and we didn't remember a lot of bullying when we were kids.
These photos show it may have started when our boys were very young....six month old. M and M in a moment of strife!
This was in Manhattan, KS, the Little Apple, many years ago.
Mr. Parks also came to Hutchinson and spoke at the Dillon Lecture Series. He led an amazing life, starting his career by buying a camera in a pawn shop, I believe it was. His photos that he took for Life magazine are wonderful. His book, The Learning Tree, tells of his early life in Kansas and it was made into a movie.
These are the sisters belonging to our younger son and his wife. Third and fourth granddaughters!
Miss them like crazy. They are now 9 and 11 years old. In this photo, they are 4 and 6. The younger is getting a ride!
This was my entry in a photo contest at the Hutchinson Library several years ago.
My first cousin, once removed, Violet Dewey, sitting in her jeans with the afghan over her lap to give the impression of an "older" person. I believe she was in her 80's at this time - still active and a reader and interested in all things politics.
I was thrilled when I won.