I don't have pictures of them all and that's a fact but here are a few. The top is my Grandfather, Arnold Totman. He was my mother's father and I use to visit him every summer with Mom. He told the best stories and I loved to talk with him. The middle picture is my Dad doing his favorite thing:gardening. He was a poet in the garden. The flowers were incredible and always interesting. He didn't always have luck with the lawn but he never stopped trying. He was a most generous man in helping people but I didn't alway appreciate that because I didn't think he liked me. Looking back, I can see I was wrong. He wanted me to succeed and do something I enjoyed. The bottom picture is my wonderful brother, Ross. He has always been my closest friend. He encouraged me and has constantly believed in me. He can make me laugh and he is the BEST traveling companion in the world.
There are others who have done much for me during my lifetime: my brother-in-law, Gary Bailey, my nephews-Ross,Isaac, George, Joe and Christian, my shrink JJ, and my cousin, Robert Darby. I have wonderful memories of Gary when we made fudge together. What a great time we had. Gary was also a gifted story teller and a Civil War buff with the talent to make history come alive. My nephews have each added to my joy with their love and kindness. JJ literally changed my life in so many ways. He is still a dear friend even though I haven't seen him in several years. His letters always offer wisdom and hope. Robert Darby left this world far too soon. This big strong yet gentle giant would come and help when ever asked. His generosity will never be forgotten by me. It was an honor to know him.
I have been very lucky in my life and I am grateful for all these fine men. Thanks, guys, for everything.