Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
- Maurice Chevalier
Earlier this month my mother in law, Melva Plunk turned 80. She was born in a tent on a stormy night on an Indian Reservation in Arizona. The things this woman has seen. It has been a privilege to be a part of this family. Please enjoy a few quotes and remembrances in her honor.
|Melva with her children- Gerald, Nancy and Eric.|
From our birthday, until we die,
Is but the winking of an eye.
- William Butler Yeats
|Kenny with Shannon 'soon-to-be- Plunk' Morris|
We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
- Emily Dickinson
Abigail is 16. Modeling agencies- my niece is 5'9" and her braces are off. This girl is a natural in front of a camera.
When Kenny was in kindergarten, Eric was just married and a New York Yankee. On one of those thick- as-pea-soup foggy mornings he made it to the kids' school fundraiser. How he managed to be on time from Long Beach is something only God knows. It was a walk-a-thon. Setting up the cones in the morning- I couldn't see half way across the track when he showed up like an angel before daylight to help out his nephews' school. Eric signed autographs for every child at Maple Hill Elementary School.
The world would be a better place if every child had an Uncle Eric.
Aunt Billie- aka Mrs Eric Plunk was the driving force behind the potluck birthday party for our mother in law. Originally from Painstville, KY, our Billie knows a thing or two about Southern hospitality. From full out affairs to simple teas- an afternoon with her is an event.
Cheryl Stevens with Alden Plunk and Cheryl's future daughter in law enjoy a bite to eat.
More to follow...