The Charles Jennings, Sr. Family, Thanksgiving, 2001
What a wonderful time of life this must have been for Mom and Dad. Their children were (and are still) all happily married and the grandchildren were growing up to be responsible young men, who eventually married and started families of their own. As I look back, it was a special year. Dad had his first cerebral hemorrhage the next year, which was quite a scare for all of us. Now we of the middle generation are in a renewal cycle for which we must be thankful as we each learn to cherish the twilight of our parents' lives and look forward expectantly to the new babies that will join our family in 2014.