Tuesday, June 2, 2020

From Baby Boiler to Professor

Summer 1991
On the wall above my head you can see
my twin brother Bruce & me in 1958, on our 1st birthday
-- the same age as Baby Ben in his Purdue Pete Suit!

I had fun with the facebook challenge posted by my friends -- Milly, Jackie, and Candy -- to place pictures of you and your first child side by side and see if people think you look alike. I know that Ben has always been Gerry's mini - me, but sometimes we manage to look alike!

In honor of Ben's 30th birthday, here we are through the years:

With Marcus & Josef 1992

Spring Break in NYC 1999

Christmas 2005

Duke University 2016

Christmas 2019

A birthday song for Ben (& Sam) ~
thanks to my friend Peggy for the suggestion!
93 Million Miles

93 million miles from the sun
People get ready, get ready
'Cause here it comes, it's a light
A beautiful light, over the horizon into our eyes

Oh, my, my how beautiful
Oh, my beautiful mother
She told me, son in life you're gonna go far
If you do it right you'll love where you are
Just know
Wherever you go
You can always come home

240 thousand miles from the moon
We've come a long way to belong here
To share this view of the night, a glorious night
Over the horizon is another bright sky

Oh, my, my, how beautiful
Oh, my irrefutable father
He told me, son sometimes it may seem dark
But the absence of the light is a necessary part
Just know
You're never alone
You can always come back home

Home, home
You can always come back

Every road is a slippery slope
There is always a hand that you can hold on to
Looking deeper through the telescope
You can see that your home's inside of you

Just know
That wherever you go
No, you're never alone
You will always get back home

Home, home
Home, home, home

93 million miles from the Sun
People get ready, get ready
'Cause here it comes it's a light, a beautiful light
Over the horizon into our eyes

Jason Mraz
American singer-songwriter, guitarist (b 1977)
P.S. Another way to do it:
you & your child at the same age
or a then vs now
or a combination of the two!

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