I honor him during his last days by writing this Memoir book with his direction. He was an odd little man who loved us so much that he adopted us immediately . My mother was abandoned with two small girls. We were abandoned with no father. He had never married. They were 45 years old. They met and 2 weeks later were married. Life was difficult with a step parent. I was 7 , my sister 5. But a difficult relationship changed to appreciation, as I grew out of childhood, and later turned into a tender bond with an aged step dad going through his last days.
I am a devoted mother and wife. I also own and operate a horse training / boarding facility. I teach lessons to beginners, and am also involved in Equine Assisted Therapy.
I think that the little images in my mind have finally escaped, and they are on paper for the world to see. My mother wished for her genealogy to be recorded, and her family treasure to be in story form.
The characters, some real, and most imagined, have given to me a vivid depiction of what my family may have been like in the old days. Some of the other sneaky little characters have emerged into a series of childrens books, On The Farm.