Friday, June 18, 2010


First Grandfathers, then Fathers and now best of all my Husband!  Mac and I have been married 44 years, 45 in September and through all those years he has been my best friend and lover.  Every day I realize how lucky I am to be his wife.
Mac was born in Hayward, California in 1945, the 3rd son of Pazquela and Rafael, he was the first to be born in a hospital.  He had 3 brothers, Ralph, Ron and George.  His Mother always told me he was the sweetest of them all, helping her in many ways, checking on her when she was ill and being so easy going.
I met him when I was 16 and he was 17 and knew right away he was the one for me.  We have shared so much through the years.  He was drafted into the Army 2 months after we married and decided to make it his career and spent 21 years it the service.  We moved many times, and frequently lived in places we didn't want to be, but it didn't matter because we were together and wherever we were was home.  After he retired from the military I convinced him to become a teacher, that's what I was, and even though it gave him an ulcer he forgave me.  We're both retired now and loving it.
Through the years he's taught me many things, how to appreciate nature, how to paint, how to be a better person.  I think we bring out the best in each other.
So this Father's Day and every Father's Day I tell everyone I have the best Husband in the world, I really do.


  1. I have just had a catch up of your blog ...loved the ones about your husband,fathers and grandfathers ...wonderful reads. I adore the butterfly shot ...what an amazing specimen.

    I have to say I am shocked about the disclaimers on your countries heratage and on those amazing books ...classic tales that every child should read and enjoy ... given the chance. I suspect it is all about being sued in some way ...sadly the UK is slowly being infected too by the need to get something for nothing ...making it harder for those who really need and deserve compensation.

    Having now stepped down from my soap box lol ... I will go ... wishing your handsome husband a happy fathers day.xx

  2. I've been enjoying your family history tributes. I love seeing old photos even when I don't know the family.


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