This is going to be a long one.. about 40 some odd pictures..
and sorry, but they are not in any order... hope you
enjoy them as much as I have.. this is a once in
a life time day
my feet touching the water of the Pacific Ocean for the first
time in 16 years..
The King and Misty.. not so thrilled..
I was not the only one celebrating 75 years.. but the aquarium did it 3 years ago..
THIS IS WHAT I CALL MY BOYS TO MEN PICTURE.. THE TOP PICTURE
WAS TAKEN 16 YEARS AGO.. ..BOTTOM ON JUNE 13TH THIS YEAR
they are lined up opposite of the top picture.. skipping the first young one.. as he couldn't make it..
NOT ALL THE GRANDKIDS HAD TWO LEGS... THE 4 LEGGED ONES ARE
JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE OTHERS.. AS ALL OF US ARE DOG LOVERS.
A PICTURE OF THE THREE OF US.. AND WE GLADLY ACCEPTED.
WALKING AND TALKING AS WE TOOK AN EARLY WALK ON THE BEACH,
WITH COFFEE IN HAND.. AND NECESSARILY FOR THE 3 OF US...
SEAGULLS HAD A FIELD DAY....
QUITE A DELIGHTFUL GIGGLES BY SON... WE FOLDED THE CHAIRS
OVER WHAT WAS LEFT.. AND THE PEOPLE CAME BACK SCRATCHING
THEIR HEADS WONDERING WHAT THE HECK.. WE EXPLAINED.
DAY"... THIS IS THE GROUP OF COUSIN.. SOME HAVE NOT SEEN EACH
OTHER FOR 16 TO 20 YEARS... 12 of the 22
OTHER IS THE LAUGHTER... THIS IS 6 OF THE 8
WONDERFUL PEOPLE.. THAT IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR FAMILY...
I AM TRULY BLESSED...
I HAD TOLD MY SON'S THAT THEY WOULD GROW UP AND HAVE CHILDREN JUST LIKE THEMSELVES.. AND THAT IS TRUE.. BUT THESE LADIES HAVE MADE IT
A WONDERFUL LIFE FOR THEM.. AND ME..
SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME... AND I AM TRULY BLESSED..
ON THEIR LIVES WITH OTHERS.. AND HUGS...
TOLD THAT DAY... AND A PROMISE TO VISIT SOON WITH HIS WIFE.
THERE 4 YEARS AGO... HE IS THE ONE THAT LIVED THE CLOSEST SO
I HAD A LOT TO DO WITH HIS GROWING UP.. THE KING AND I... IT WAS
SO WONDERFUL TO HOLD HIM AGAIN.. BUT HE LEFT ON SUNDAY BACK
TO HIS BELOVED ISLAND... AND CAN YOU BELIEVE, THIS HAWAIIAN
RESIDENT, BURNT? AREN'T HAWAIIAN'S PRETAN FROM LIVING THERE?
GUESS THE OREGON SUN GOT THE BEST OF HIM.. ALOHA
THERE AS WELL...
RESIDENT WHO CAME ACROSS THE OCEAN TO SEE US ALL..
THE OLDEST AND HER HUSBAND... WHAT A GREAT GUY.. HE GOT TO
SEE WHAT A CRAZY FAMILY HE MARRIED INTO..
INTO NIGHT.. DID I SAY, I AM SO BLESSED? IT DOES BARE REPEATING..
I.......AM.... SO... BLESSED...
hopefully this wasn't too long for you all.