We went back to Moline, Illinois (2 hours from Chicago) for Mike’s Dad’s funeral. His Dad was in very poor health, and is resting in a better place now. While it was an emotional weekend, it was also a rare opportunity for Mike and his 9 sibilings to get together. Ten fine people raised by mighty fine parents.

Here they are in birth order. From the top: Rosemary (Illinois), Mike (Washington), Cookie (Illinois), Rolly (Illinois), Dan (Illinois), Kathy (Arizona), Charlie (Florida), Mary Ann (Colorado), Tom (Texas) and Steve (Illinois).