Is this a gray area? ...Or a Shy Guy?
photo by Suzanne maybe a couple of weeks ago
actually taken from my cell phone!
Karo doesn't always like his picture taken. But I did get this one and thought it was pretty funny. I have done more with my cell phone lately, especially having spent over a week downtown on jury duty. That story, maybe later. Karo is a great dad, stepdad to my son, and grandfather. I was widowed in 1986, with a young son-it was ten years later that Karo came into my life. By then, my son was 16 and a REAL handful. He's been very good to us over the years, and is the best grandfather to Shawn. I am the only living grandparent of this little boy, and Karo is truly the best grandfather, I believe specially chosen for Shawn. By the way, both pairs of Shawn's Great Grandparents are living, and they share in the love and care for him.
Happy Father's Day to my husband, Karo!
Karo and Grandson Shawn jamming a bit
photo by Suzanne * June 17, 2010
Karo's son Chad and Karo jamming
in our music room
Karo was, and still is, a very good father. He was everpresent as a single dad in his son's life. Chad, who is now 40, lives in Paris, Texas with his wife and family, and is a family Doctor. He stays very busy, and we don't get to see them much. Chad, too, is a caring and loving dad to three daughters.
Chad's daughters-our granddaughters
Madison, Mary and Katy
My Dad and us three kids in 1956
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
I'm the one with the smirk on my face (and the bad hair) sitting behind my brother!
Karo's Dad, brother Danny, and Karo (in front with his mouth open!)
1955 * Bridgeport, Texas
My brother Stan and his son James
July 8, 2006 * Kansas City, Missouri
My Stepdad Bob, a Great cook!
Weatherford, Texas * November 1989 (maybe)
Rusty and son Shawn sampling Easter candy
Fort Worth, Texas * April 16, 2011
Grandpa and Shawn laughing it up!
December 21, 2010
And, in the news...Fort Worth, Texas has won the "All-America City Award for 2011. This is the third time our city has won this award. Once in 1964, and again in 1993.
Congratulations Fort Worth!!!
Fort Worth mayor Mike Moncrief celebrates with staff!
photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Star Telegram
And now, my dear readers, I must retire for the evening. I spent 6 grueling, emotional days on a jury and then came down with a nasty cold. I'm trying to work my way back to normalcy-never fear...I'll catch up to you! I have been browsing, you see. And, I've been trying to rest and relax more-I'm one of those kids who just can't give it up and go to bed at a decent hour, but I'm trying! And at 7:45 PM, it's a weltering (excuse me-that's 'sweltering') 100 degrees in Fort Worth-GAHH!
Don't forget the poll on my sidebar...we have 4 voters so far!
And remember this...
"It is not flesh and blood, but the heart
which makes us Fathers and Sons."