Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Photo of the Day - June 28, 2012
After 13 years, Joel FINALLY met all of his nephews and nieces! All in one day!! I digress.
About a month ago, Joel received a call from Craig about their brother, Gary. After a very long and brave battle with cancer, Gary passed away at the age of 55. Gary, who had lived in the Naples area for more than two decades, left a beautiful legacy. He rescued, raised and bred large cats -- lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, snakes and other animals, not to mention a deer that he taught to eat meat (and lovingly named that deer, Meat). When he was too ill to care for the animals, he donated them to another preserve, which is where the memorial for Gary was held.
So Craig and his wife, Stacey, and their six (yup six!!) kids drove down last week to finalize Gary's affairs.
Last Thursday, they decided to take a drive over to our coast to spend some time with us. We all went to the pool and then had a barbeque at the house. It was a lovely evening and Rachel and Adina had fun getting to know their cousins.
I didn't take photos of all of the kids, but I got most in these photos.