The mid-’90’s were some of the happiest moments of my parent’s lives. As well as for Charlie and me. Because my parents wrapped their arms around Charlie and treated him like a son. They always included Charlie in whatever they did. And if anyone dared say a bad word about Charlie, you would see a side of my mother that would frighten Frankenstein. She would even confide in Charlie about issues that she wouldn’t discuss with me, her own son! How fortunate I was to have this unique mutual-admiration society right within the circle of people I loved most.

Sadly, none of them are alive today. But, I am very glad I can remember this them all so vividly. These were some of the happiest moments of my life. Family moments that make life worth living. I hope these pictures capture the special bond that we all shared.