Meet My Family
I have one brother, Brad, who lives in Chicago with his wife, Elaine. Brad is an economist for the University of Chicago and his wife is an engineer. They have one dog, my fur niece, Star.
My parents split their time between here, there, and anywhere that looks attractive.
My family is splattered across the United States, which means my natural habitat includes an airport. My mom’s family is in Buffalo, New York and in Arlington, Texas. My father’s family is in upstate New York and California.
And last but not least, I have two of the most adorable, sweet, mischievous dachshunds. Lucy is the brains of the operation. She earned the nickname of Amish Sheriff because she hates hugging and she is head of household security. She’s also earned the nickname of Loucillini because well-isn’t dachshund German for dictator?!
Annie, I am convinced, was a beauty pageant contestant in her former life. Annie is beautiful, but there’s not a whole heck of a lot going on between those beautiful ears. She’s Lucy’s minion and follows every order less she face the consequences.
My great grandmother and I have a unique bond between us that transcends life and death. She was my Jesus in human form. I feel her presence with me when I pray, when I drive, when I’m uncertain. My grandmother and I are just two old souls who exist in the same space. I love the remembrance we can create talking about my great grandmother and the wonderful person that she was.