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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

5 March 2006: Our one day spent with the visiting relatives. Here's my mom with her cousin from Illinois. Their moms were sisters.


  1. Dear Wes and Tom,
    This is Leigh here, and I am sitting here in a VERY COLD LA, at 45 degrees, enchanted by your photos and blog, and I can't imagine how you ever stay warm there! It is good to see a picture of Judy. Sounds like you are living an idyllic life, and I love that you share it with all of us. thank you!

  2. OK, who is Leigh in L.A.? I thought we were the only Calif. nuts. Do we have other relatives that I don't know about??? By the way, my favorite sister-in-law does look great. Makes me feel a bit better.


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