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Ev and John
Ev and John in 2002

We enjoyed many bus trips with our travel group in Ocala. The bus would come to our RV parking lot a couple of doors away from our home. We have two daughters, Valerie and Vicky, two sons-in-law, Larry and Tom, and three grandchildren, Lucas, Isabella, and Amie.

Ev's Mother and Dad
Ev's Dad and Mother

Dad and Mother at their 25th wedding anniversary in 1952 in northern Illinois. Dad died in 1960 when he was only 55 years old, before he had a chance to retire. He played baseball in his younger years, and was always an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. He taught us how to fish and enjoy all of nature. Mother was very sociable and active until she died in 1986, just before age 82.

John/ Mother and Father

John's Mother and Father

Ma and Pa in 1954 in northern Illinois. Ma was born in 1884 and died in 1971. Pa was born in 1884 and died in 1972, after saddened by Ma's death. They were very proud of the family they raised with integrity and hard work. We appreciate all they have done for us.

Larry and Val wedding

Larry and Valerie

Val and Larry at their wedding in 1985 in Texas. Val is an accomplished musician, artist, wood-crafter, gardener, and naturalist. Larry is an understanding, amiable, supportive person with appreciable knowledge of the stock market. He is also a writer and history buff.

Larry, Val, and Peri

Larry, Val, and Peri

Larry, Val and Peri visiting Florida in December 2007.  Periwinkle is a wire haired fox terrier and has her own web pages.

 Frisky Pepper Tornado Rex was their previous pet.  More about the life of the late Frisky at her site.

Valerie and Larry publish a family newsletter called "Larvalbug Bytes", which contains family and investing news and articles.  Click here for their home page with other links.

Vicky and Tom wedding

Vicky and Tom

Vicky and Tom at their wedding in 1984 in central Illinois. They met in college and spent a few years in the Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, where they owned and enjoyed a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog.

Vicky and kids - riding lesson

Vicky, Tom, Lucas, and Isabella

Vicky with Lucas, Isabella, and Amie in December 2006 at the West Farm in northern Wisconsin. Vicky is a bassoonist, turkey technician, dog trainer, and horsewoman. Tom is a veterinarian and also creates beautiful objects with exotic woods. Together they raise and show champion Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs.

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