and his Beloved "Lady!"
Checkers and Lady had a special bond ...
On October 8, 2002, Sam's Mom
underwent surgery to repair some degenerative disks in her neck.
Okay, so Sam's a bit over-stressed. So is Joe, as Sam's Mom is Joe's
beloved Aunt, too (if you've read "about us" so far, you
already know this little tidbit).
and Mom when they were both -- 'er -- Younger!
is a clipping from a newspaper in 1958
Quote from Sam's Mom!
Checkers, Scootie, Pooka and Snickers
have added their tiny woofing voices and daily prayers to the litany
We appreciate any thoughts and
prayers that you can send our way. Although we trust the doctors
and their skills, we still place our faith in God and His watchful
Sam's Mom has been doing extraordinarily
well -- her doctors are very pleased with the progress that she
is making. We all think she is such a brave person; and have the
utmost respect for her as she continues to recover from this procedure.
We love you Mom, Aunt and LADY!
Sam's Mom has always been BEAUTIFUL.
BOth inside and out. She is a very generous person who easily shares
her warmth, friendship and companionship with untold numbers of
Sam can readily call on MANY
memories from childhood in Washington State ... when Sam was constantly
told by friends that they all thought that Sam's Mom was "So
Pretty!!!" They were all CORRECT -- she IS STILL BEAUTIFUL
!!! Sam has never forgotten that memory, and has always been proud
of the person that Sam's Mom is, has remained ... and will always
Sam has been very fortunate, and
that is something that Sam tries very hard not to take for granted.
Sam counts Sam's Mom as one of Sam's closest friends.
Now ... (Ladies, especially!)
... if you need a little giggle, check out that little newspaper
clipping!! Find out what life was like in 1958!!! Here's the text
of the article, dated March 18, 1958: "Miss [name withheld to protect the innocent!],typist,
at The Pentagon 'A boy grows up having good meals prepared by his
mother. Naturally when he marries he would like to have his wife
prepare meals comparable to his mother's. A girl working closely
with her mother in the kitchen can acquire skill for preparing that
she could not acquire only from recipes.' "
Mom. Is that how
you got Dad? Cool! I know you ARE a great cook ... !
To THIS moment,
YOU KNOW I still treasure "One-of-Those-Days Chicken! " MMMMMMMMmmmmm!