|Lynn, David, Owen, me, Mom, Mark, and Dad. And|
J.D. and Lewis would come alone a little later.
You see, October 31, 1972, Halloween, was the day that the life of our family made a dramatic turn that would never find round-about, make a U-turn, or go in reverse. This was the day that my mom left my dad. This was the day that brothers and a sister were separated, some with my dad and some with my mom. I was taking with mom.
|Mom and Dad in 2004 family gathering|
e best friends through the years. They died less than a year apart and are buried together. Of course our family relationship with one another has seen better days, but that's a part of growing older and having so much responsibilities and busyness.
|Me, Owen J.D., Lewis, David, Lynn, and Mark|
So as one of those 'days' that one rather not remember but others cannot help but want to remember, Oct. 31, is just that. I'll never forget, at times wish it never existed, but then again, I cannot help but to want to remember it. For it gives me the opportunity to remember the last day that I was a part of a whole family with my mom and dad, all my brothers and my sister, at least until around 3:30 that particular afternoon, right after I got off the school bus.
But hey! If we want to, we can all dress up real funny and make the best of it. Why not? It's one of 'those' days.