|Barney Family 1967, I'm the youngest|
|Barney Family, 1995, gathered for Mom's spine surgery. I am 2nd from the left with the hat|
Listening to adults talk when I was a kid, I remember feeling excited about when I would finally be able to say things like, "I haven't done that in 20 years," or "Remember when we did such and such 25 years ago." It's been about 30 years since I thought that way.
|Barney Kids, 1967 Susie, Bob, Mike, John (me) & Richard|
That's' me in the little, white jacket. I am the youngest of 6 kids. My parents' 2nd child (David) died before the next 4 were born. That's my oldest brother, Mike, with his arms around me, helping support me. I could sure still use some of that every once in a while. He died 3 years ago, finally succumbing to all the pain medications he'd had to take for the last 25 years or so. But, like he used to say, not just when things were bad, but especially when things were bad, "It's all good, all the time."
Thanks for listening -JB