On October 29th, Linus and I were joined by family and friends to celebrate our first 50 years of marriage. What a grand evening it was, organized by our six children. We weren’t sure the invitation was sent to everyone we wished would join us, but we were so honored by those who came. We … More Sharon’s Dream Come True
Yes, it’s true, and we are excited. Linus Jr presented Danielle with an engagement ring this past Saturday evening and they have set a date of November 20th to be wed. Danni’s mom and dad, Cari and Pierre Coetzee, are long time friends of ours as Pierre helped us move into our house in Amsterdam … More Can you believe it: Linus Jr is engaged!
The four of us sat together across the table from each other: Linus and I on one side and Stephanie and Leslie on the other. Our two daughters took us to dinner at a lovely restaurant to celebrate Mother’s Day. During the meal, we reminisced, shared bites of each other’s entrees, and thoroughly enjoyed our … More Dinner with two friends (daughters)
I returned from North Carolina and drove out to visit my dear mother who turned 93 in January. She has been in decline for the past few years and sometimes we (my sisters and me) can’t wake her. But when I saw her this morning she did say a couple of words: “I don’t have … More Reflections about my mom at 93