30 Day Challenge – Day 30: Whomever You Find Most Attractive In This World

Rebecca and Rico were dubbed “Lightning” and “Thunder”, respectively.

Jeez, Louise. I started this thing on May 6. I posted Day 29 on November 14. 30 days? HA!

This picture of my wife and daughter is from April of 2008 in Virginia, probably Jamestown or Norfolk, some place near Williamsburg.
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Please Support Rebecca Jade’s Album

I must say, beyond the avuncular pride, that Rebecca’s a really talented young woman.

An e-mail from my eldest niece:

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally in the works! I’m working on an album with friends Anthony Molinaro and Alfred Howard and we’re getting very close to completing it… We’re planning its release for this-coming February! Woo-hoo!! We just need a little assistance, and that’s where you come in… Please check out the link and if you feel led to help, it would be much, much appreciated!
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G is for Green Wedding

My father and sister sang at our wedding reception. I think I did too.


When I married Carol Powell on May 15, 1999, it was not only a blending of families, it was a mixing of family sizes. My family is very small, while hers is ginormous. Since both of my parents were only children, and all of my grandparents, by that point, were deceased, this was pretty much it on my side of the ledger: (L-R) my niece Rebecca, her mother/my sister Leslie, Carol, me, my mother Trudy, my late father Les, my niece Alexandria, and her mother/my sister Marcia.

Whereas my new wife had LOTS of relatives. My mother-in-law had seven siblings, my father-in-law two. My wife had three brothers and over 30 first cousins. I, of course, had no first cousins since I had no uncles or aunts. Continue reading “G is for Green Wedding”