Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Florida Family

Dear grandson, Marshall, graduated from high school with high honors in Ocala, FL on June 12! I was so disappointed not to be there, to celebrate all his hard work. He is going on to great things, of that I am most certain. Marshall of the wry smile....you have made us all very proud. CONGRATULATIONS!!
Marshall with his wonderful parents, Anne and David.
The week or so before Marshall's graduation, my dear, dear son-in-law, David, lost his father to cancer. There is an echo to the loss which reverberates all the way back here in MA. Knowing David's family, goes all the way back to when I was a senior in HS and they were neighbors of my "boyfriend." That boyfriend later became my husband and the father of my two girls. The family friendships brought Anne and David together when they were teenagers, and the rest is history. David's parents moved to FL in 1980 or so, and in 1981, when Anne graduated from HS here, she moved right away to FL to be near her love. Now Mr C is gone and they are adjusting to life without one of the cleverest and funny people ever. He was a very independent spirit...with a touch of curmudgeon. He loved his children so very much. There is a huge legacy of tradition and adventure, and I've watched as David has created those same memories for his family.
I love this photo. As much as it displays a weary sadness, David is getting the ultimate comfort from his trusty companion, Theo....'bout time Theo made an appearance again. He is a wild child and offers a lot of entertainment to his keepers. Big hugs coming to you, David. We have traveled your path all too recently.


Julie said...

You are truly blessed with a great family of humans and kitty cats.
Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures of your grandson, he will go on to great things I am sure!


Cape Cod Kitty said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for stopping by. You are so sweet. I'm so far behind in posting. The quilt, healing my hip (DONE!), and Blogger not wishing to load photos have gobbled my time.
Enjoy these beautiful summer days.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Congratulations to your grandson! Though I am very sorry to hear about your son-in-law's father. My condolences ♥

One Woman's Journey said...

You - your family are in my thoughts.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. You and your family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. Pets are such comfort exactly when you need them.

Congratulations to Marshall. He looks so handsome in his graduation gown. How exciting to be starting your life in today's world.