Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Birthday Greetings to Ted and Ed!

Happy Birthday today to our cousins, Ted and Ed. They are my aunt Dot's twin sons who grew up in Sacramento. Ted and his family still live in Sacramento. Ed and his family live in San Francisco.

Last spring, we all went to Sacramento to celebrate with Ted and his wife, Luisa, on their 25th wedding anniversary. Their two children, Kevin and Kelly, put together a wonderful party in their honor. It was a great weekend!!

One of my favorite memories of Ted's family happened about nine years ago. We were all in Tucson for the Reidy Family Reunion. Kevin was probably around 14 or 15 that summer. He is a great young man. My mom, who was in a wheel chair, and Teresa took him to the Tucson Mall to get his ear pierced. That was quite something to watch. Here were these two old ladies paying for this handsome young man to get his ear pierced!! Picture it, if you can.....

Ted and Ed are die hard San Francisco 49er fans. I remember attending a Monday Night Football game with Ted and Tom several years ago when the Cardinals were still at Sun Devil Stadium. Of course, the 49ers won that game. This is the first year in all of those years that we can actually "lord" it over on them a bit!! After all, the Cardinals beat the 49ers twice this year!!!

Ted was here recently to attend the celebration of Phil's life. He is always at every family function and I always enjoy visiting with him. He was telling us that this year would have been their father's 100th birthday. He said that they were all going to get together and tell stories about his dad, Ed Park. When he told us that, it fits so perfect with the book that I love so much. "Those we love are never really gone, as long as their stories are told."

Our family has so many stories to share. I have said it so many times...but I love the fact that we get together so often and keep in touch with each other.

So Ted and Ed, happy birthday to you!! Of course I am sure you know what song I have to put on with this post!!! Have a great one!!

2 remarks:

Anonymous said...

OMG ~ I can just picture your mom and Aunt Teresa taking Kevin to the mall to get his ear pierced! Now THAT brought a huge smile to my face :)
Love & hugs,

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday! to Ted and Ed. What wonderful young men. Love,