Karl H. Timmerman M.A.J.D. 2002
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AUGUST 21 , 2002
Greets and Huggers. Finally made it home ..... almost 5,000 miles on the Durango .... and 6,000 miles on the Yorkies. Ever wonder what makes "home", "home" ... concluded ... it's "your" bed ... and "your" sandbox.
Susan has this theory ... that my eyes and butt muscles are linked ... why else would I have 6 months of "Popular Science". "Computer Shopper", "PC Magazine" and "Chopper" in the "throne room"?, (my reading tastes are somewhat eclectic : ).

My parents celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary ... in the company of all their children, (except my brother Roy ... he's the "black sheep" of the family .... ACK!!! ... he's a TEAMSTER!!! ... instead of a Nurse
Anesthesiologist, (my sister Kay), or a Medical Anthropologist, (my sister Barbara). Kind of amazing to watch .... my folks still like eachother. Guess friendship, respect, love ... transcends "lust". Have this theoryb ... most folks don't know the difference between "love" and "lust" until they hit their late 40's ... and by then ... it's too late: they are locked in. (hehehehe .... did the math ... my folks were married August 16, 1947 .... my 55th birthday is January 15, 2003 ..... hmmmmmm :)

Have to come to grips with the fact ... my parents are going to die: they are in their 70's. Tried to talk to my Dad about that ... asked what he wanted me to do. He just said ... "Take care of your mother and your brother and sisters". My mother said .. "Take care of your father ... he really doesn't know how to take care of himself .... Roy and Kay and Barbara will help you". My dad may have built the fort ... but my mom .... made it a home. I built Ft. Timmerman ... Susan makes it a place worth living in.

Wish life were not "on the job training". Wish I had answers to the tough questions. I don't. Just grateful to be part of this "family" ... just grateful to have such good friends ... just grateful ... to live in the greatest Nation on this earth, our America. ..... and so very, very, very grateful ... to be able to hold my Susan as I drift off to sleep tonight ..... IN MY BED!!!!

As always ... if my post offends ... I apologize.

Karl (the dumb ole country lawyer from Holden, Missouri).