Cast

I think I have said before how very blessed I have been with the most wonderful people in my life but it bears repeating. I have contact with many of these people on an almost daily basis so, of course, they will make appearances here on my blog so what follows is a short bio on each so you will know to whom I am referring.

Life evolves and changes.  People leave our lives and new characters join in.  I started this blog in 2013.  It is now January of 2017 2019.   My Mom has been gone for three years now and her caregiver was gone a year prior to that.  Time to update this list.

Cast of Characters
(and they are characters!!)
Frank-My absolute best half without whom I would not be whole.  Frank did retire from the police department, however he went right back to work as a labor representative for another 15 yrs.  He retired for about 2 years and then was given an offer he couldn't refuse and went back to work, part time, representing police and government employees.  Frank loves guns, flying and making me happy, all of at which he excels.

Tingting-came to us at age 15 as an exchange student and is now the daughter of our hearts.  She has given us our Little Miss Melody who has become the new star of this blog.

Amy-our eldest child. Her conception saved my life and gave me direction and she has been a guiding force ever since.  "Don't know what we would do without our Amy" is a common household expression.

Chuck-our eldest son lives in  Portsmouth, VA and works for the Naval Hospital.  We don't see him as often as we would like but he is a strong driving force in this family.

Anthony-our second son who lives locally and is working on building his dreams.

Nicole and Pierre-our youngest and her husband.  A hard working, fun loving couple of whom we are very proud.  They both work full time and have an artisanal bath and beauty product line called Petoskey and Pine which is more than a full time job.

Marissa: Our new teenage daughter who came to live with us in August of 2018 and now we can't imagine life without her.  We are in the process of adopting Marissa. This should be finalized in the next month or two. We couldn't be happier.

Jen, Randy, Lili and Spencer-my Traverse City family.  Jen is Amy and Chuck's cousin on their dad's side.  She and Amy grew up together and she was more than just my niece, she too became my daughter.  She married Randy, a great guy and has given me two wonderful "grand" kids that fill my life with joy.

Kirsten and John: Much more than friends, John and Kirsten are the family we chose.  I don't know what we would do without them in our lives.


 Guest Appearances


Dawn-my sister, and the youngest of the six siblings.  We drive each other nuts, complain about each other constantly and love each other without limits. 

Dick-my brother, 3rd of 4 boys who were my elders. He is closest to me in distance and in my heart. 

Jackie-Dick's wife and my sister.

Larry and Mary-My eldest brother and his angel of a wife who live in California.  They are far in distance and close in support and love.

Mark, Michelle, Brent and Maddie: Marissa's maternal aunt and uncle who live across the street and adopted Marissa's biological brother, Brent, who is two years older than Marissa.  Maddie is Marissa's biological sister who is two years younger and lives with another adoptive family.










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