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                     MY FAMILY
                     
                                                       WELCOME TO MY FAMILY WEB SITE!  MY FAMILY IS VERY SPECIAL
                                             AND DEAR TO ME.

                                             I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MICHIGAN AND MY PARENTS WERE
                                             SO INCREDIBLY SPECIAL AND I LOVE THEM SO MUCH.

                                             I HAVE ONE SISTER LORINE (LORI) AND WE ARE VERY CLOSE.  
                                             LORI IS 8 YEARS OLDER THAN ME AND WHEN WE WERE SMALL I
                                             I WAS QUITE THE PROVERBIAL PAIN, BUT AS WE GREW OLDER
                                             WE BECAME CLOSER EACH DAY.  WE HAVE SHARED SO MANY
                                             THINGS AND SHE IS MY BEST FRIEND.  WE ARE SISTERS BY
                                             CHANCE...FRIENDS BY CHOICE...

                                             MOM AND DAD ALWAYS TOLD US HOW VERY SPECIAL WE WERE
                                             AND THAT GOD SENT US TO THEM; HOWEVER THEY WERE THE
                                             THE SPECIAL ONES WITH SO MUCH LOVE IN THEIR HEARTS!  WE
                                             WERE "CHOSEN ONES" AND MAMA ALWAYS TOLD US HOW
                                             BEAUTIFUL IT WAS - AND HOW WE DID NOT GROW UNDER HER
                                             HER HEART BUT IN IT!

                                             OURS WAS THE HOUSE WITH ALL THE KIDS...EVERYONE LOVED
                                             COMING TO OUR HOME AND OUR FRIENDS WERE ALWAYS
                                             WELCOME.

                                             THE YEARS PASSED SO QUICKLY AND SOON LORI MARRIED AND
                                             MOVED TO COLORADO AND I MISSED HER SO MUCH BUT WE
                                             WERE ABLE TO SEE EACH OTHER OFTEN AND I WAS ALWAYS ABLE
                                             TO CALL LORI WHENEVER I WANTED.  LORI HAS THREE SONS;
                                             MIKE, STEVE, AND SCOTT; AND SHE HAS 6 GRANDCHILDREN!

                                             I MARRIED MY HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART AND WE HAVE TWO
                                             DAUGHTERS; DeANNA AND DEBORAH; AND WE HAVE THREE
                                             GRANDCHILDREN.

                                             LORI RESIDES IN OREGON AND I IN CHICAGO BUT WE SEE EACH
                                             OTHER OFTEN.


                                                            
                                             DADDY DIED IN 1980 AFTER A LONG BATTLE WITH CANCER AND
                                             MAMA DIED IN 1993 RIGHT AT CHRISTMAS TIME...DADDY DECIDED
                                             THEY HAD SPENT TOO MANY HOLIDAYS ALONE AND WANTED HER
                                             WITH HIM.  IT STILL DOES NOT SEEM POSSIBLE...BUT WE KNOW...
                                             THEY SMILE DOWN UPON US EVERY DAY.

                                

                                        
                                    
                    
                                 
                Music:  Zhue Melody
HOME   |   WELCOME TO MY WORLD   |   MY FAMILY   |   MY PARENTS   |   IN LOVING MEMORY   |   MY SISTER LORINE   |   PATTI   |   REAL SISTERS   |   YESTERDAY & TODAY   |   PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORIES   |   THE WAY WE WERE   |   DeANNA JOY   |   DEBORAH LEE   |   OUR  DAUGHTERS   |   DEBBY & JON   |   JESSE LEE   |   JARRAD JAY   |   RENEE NICOLE   |   JAIDEN LAINE   |   NANA'S BABES   |   PATTI'S SWEET SHOPPE   |   ALL FUR BABIES GO TO HEAVEN   |   QUEENIE   |   CODY ANGELO   |   QUEENIE GIRL, CODY BOY, FLASH GORDON & LADY SOPHIA   |   SAVE A GREY HEART   |   FLASH GORDON         |   LADY SOPHIA   |   RYLEE KAY   |   IT'S JOLSEN!   |   CHANCE   |   OUR FERAL CATS   |   BAHAMAS CRUISE   |   COZUMEL   |   JAMAICA   |   PUERTO VALLARTA   |         BIRTHDAY BAHAMA CRUISE   |   IXTAPA   |   CANCUN   |   ARUBA   |   HUATULCO   |   PARADISE ISLAND   |   ACAPULCO   |   OCHO RIOS   |   USA TRAVELS   |   FROM THE HEART   |   MOTHERS   |   FATHERS   |   GRANDPARENTS   |   SISTERS   |   TOUCHING THE PAST   |   GRANDSONS   |   GRANDDAUGHTERS   |   DAUGHTERS   |   WHEN TOMORROW STARTS WITHOUT ME   |   IN CONCLUSION