Mom recently sent me the following photo of her and my late stepfather.
I had never seen the photo and I thought it was really funny. My stepfather had a sense of humor but it was never what could be considered “silly” humor. So I know that the red noses and reindeer antlers were Mom’s idea. I didn’t inherit Mom’s sense of humor or dressing up. Well, maybe one time. I joined my fellow animal shelter volunteers in the city’s Halloween parade. We dressed as cats and dogs and paraded up and down the main street of the city. I dressed up as a cat. To be fair, Richard had passed away earlier in the year and I know I wasn’t in my right mind…
The photo of my mom and step-dad is dated 1991 – six years after their divorce. They continued as a couple for a number of years before they finally moved on from their marriage and divorce. I had hoped that they might eventually remarry but that never happened.
The photo makes me laugh and reminds me of better times.