This week my mother, Joan, passed away after a long battle with congestive heart failure. She lived her last years in sunny San Diego with her twin sister, Jean. They were a great pair, dressing alike, traveling, golfing, playing bridge, shopping and always beating their kids and grandkids at Trivial Pursuit.

My mother was the original June Cleaver. She wore the shirtdress, stockings and heels to greet my father each night when she met the 6:02 at the Wilmette train station.

She was a glamorous gal who loved her family and set a marvelous example for the 6 of us kids in being spouses, parents and grandparents. I will miss you Mothe!

Our grandkids are here for Thanksgiving !

Conner is here for a few days on vacation from his school in Austin. It is great to see
how he is growing up

Last week we took Jack and Sawyer to the zoo and to ride the new train at Hermann Park

Yes, Conner has started to shave!

Jen and Jack and Space Alien (with Space shuttle) on Thanksgiving morning

Grandfather playing board games with the boys

Conner and his Uncle Scott