"There is no doubt that it is around the family that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues are created, strengthened and maintained."
"In every conceivable manner the family is link to the past and bridge to the future."
"Other things may change, but we start and end with the family."
"I have learned that the happiest people
are those who think the most interesting thoughts.
Those who decide to have leisure time
as a means of mental development,
are the happiest people in the world.
And they are not only happy in themselves,
they are the cause of happiness in others."
William Lyons Phelps
I am so thankful to the Lord for what He has blessed me with. They say a picture is worth a thousand words....so I will let these pictures speak volumes about the last half century of my life, and to image a few of those many blessings!
Jenni's family at Disneyland 2009
June and sister Bana 1945
Grandsons Cris, RJ and Cal 2009
Robert, Jennifer, Christopher, Savannah
R.J. and Callahan 2009
Gramma, Chris, R.J. and Paula
"Like all the best families, wehave our share of eccentricities,
of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements."
(And Ms. June says...amen! :)
" In each family a story is playing itself out, and each family's story, embodies it's hopes and despairs."
"The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape , nor in our innermost hearts, never quite wish to."
"If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world,
all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you'll be going,
"You know, we're alright! We are dang near royalty."Jeff Foxworthy
Papa, Robert, Chris,
RJ and Cal 2005
Jenni, Alex and Gramma 2005
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Deep Purple recorded in 1957 by the Dominos