Pigeon Forge, TN

The smokey Mountains are beautiful.

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Little boy Bobby

This baby face I have never kissed but know so well as it is one I grew up alongside and then again held as my own.

Inked for life

His first tattoo was at the age of 14 in 1952 paying homage to his mother and brothers.
I assumed all dads were covered in artwork and words.

Reality Check

Photograph by Eugene Richards for The New Yorker

I sincerely wish everyone could have the luck of living strong and healthy until old age then peacefully go to sleep waking with their beloved on the other side. However, that is not close to reality or how life works.