baby Steve, Sheila, Luana, Hazel Dean
Philip, Cherie, & Russell
"The Forty Nine-er's"!-Cherie, Sheila & Lulu
But that was all a long time ago and things are changing in our families. We cousins are aging---at least the first batch of us are!--and things are beginning to happen to us physically. Earlier this year we lost our first "first"cousin and it sort of hit me in the face to realize that none of our days are guaranteed. Craig left this world unexpectedly, laying down for a nap, when something went wrong and his life sadly slipped away from us. He was only 49.
Philip Eugene...as a little boy growing up in Moberly, Missouri
Luana & Phil...ready to trapse through the tombstones!
Now Philip is seriously ill. If you saw him face to face, he would tell you that cigarettes have ruined his health. He is only 66 years old, but has the body of an old man. He has to gasp for his breath and weighs way too little for a man of his age. Just this week, after spending several days in a hospital, he has been moved to a nursing home with the hopes of being able to regain enough strenght to return to his beloved apartment.
Grandma's Hoosier Cabinet