|Louise, Om Joe (Dicou) and my sister,Janie. He is 86. He said he couldn't yodel anymore, but then he did.|
|Om Gov (Govert Copier), Tante Toni (Antonia) and Tante Fred (Frederika) Ages 95, 92, 90.|
|My cousin, Anya Bateman, Om Gov, et.al.|
|Painting of Dutch scene given to Om Gov and Tante Fred for their wedding 70 years ago.|
Tante Fred made Anya, Janie and me sing Om Gov's favorite hymn, "Where Shall I Turn for Peace,"
because the writer, Emma Lou Thayne, who wrote that hymn, was his friend. We three sang alto, and he actually conducted us from his bed. Performance is everything. Well, it is for performers.
I've never had a beer. I wouldn't consider myself a beer girl. Last year, I tried some kind of champagne cocktail just for the fun of breaking a rule. It was okay, but I prefer Dr. Pepper. I plan on breaking quite a few more rules now that I'm old. Nothing serious. Nothing depraved. No felonies. Nothing that will hurt anyone.
I plan to keep on loving those I love and ignoring the hateful. I plan to keep on looking for what is beautiful. It's everywhere.
I'm not giving up swearing, though.