Clockwise from left: me, Gene, mom (Elizabeth), Kate (aka Kathryn), and Karen
There is, of course, much more to my family now what with marriages and children, but this is the only official family photo we have ever taken of the immediate family. As in “go to a professional photographer and get all gussied up” official photo.
It was 2008 and my brother Gene, sister-in-law Sibylle, nephew Daniel and his gal Kris came out from Indiana and Denver, respectively, for mom’s 80th birthday celebration.
Since then, Kate and Karen both got skinnier, I got fatter (fat and happy!), mom almost died (but she’s okay now!), and Gene…well, just look at him…Gene is the perfect specimen of manhood, is he not?
I am so proud of my family. I just love them all. Hugs and kisses to you, dear loved ones.