In this present world, where divorce is up to and surpassing 50%+ there are family members who own no blood relation, but become dear to your heart as if they were blood-related. In our case it is Corey Workman. The cutest little red-headed kid you ever did see.
Loving and most mannerly. The first night Jack and Carol brought him into our lives, Sherry and I were in bed, he got dressed for bed and climbed right in, and he was our Grandson, and has remained so. He is not available for this reunion, but he is here in spirit.
THEN Jack & Carol gave us our first Grandson, Benjamin Aaron Darnell, named for my dad and Sherry’s dad. SWEET.
The last picture I am very proud of, Ben playing with my hammer. I have always been a carpenter at heart, now, Ben (And Corey) are VERY GOOD carpenters. Both have excelled at the trade.
So here we are on his 31st Birthday to help him celebrate. He chose the place, ‘Outback’. We all had a great time,and for the first time in many years his mom, dad, grandma, grandpa and daughter are at his birthday party.
When he was a tyke, I would say ‘You are the greatest boy that ever lived.’ That would embarrass him so I shortened it to TGBTEL. He grew up, and I had to change the Boy to Young Man, i.e. TGYMTEL. Now, I see him, a man, I see that must be changed to:TGMTEL, Of course that is from a grandpa’s view of his FIRST Grandson. LOL
Since the advent of Corey and Ben, there have been more ‘GGKTEL’, Sherece, Joshua,Stephen, Matthew and lastly Luke Vegas.
Yeah I know, you grandparents say, “YOU DON’T HAVE THE CORNER ON ‘SUPER’ GRANDKIDS!” I know that, because I read YOUR ‘prejudiced’ opinions on your blog!"
From Utah and the North woods where Grandloves abound, to Texas/Florida where the Grands are king/queen (and all between). We grandparents are unashamedly ‘PREJUDICED!’ and with every reason, because they are: GRAND!
We are enjoying a great visit out here in Utah. We visited Joan and Dick, Carol’s parents. we met another daughter Vickie, and another one of their good looking grand sons. Joan reads the blog and comments via e-mail. She and I have many of the same views, some having to do with shared Grands and Greatgrands.
Thanks for stopping by.
You are fortunate if your family is nearby in communities, even the same or bordering states, we are like many today, scattered.
Cars introduced when Ben was born:
The Celebrity and the Fifth Ave
The S-10 was introduced in 1982. I did own one S-10, and it was a great little truck.