|Alice as a girl. The Military Road house in the background.|
|Dad and his sister Alice|
Soon enough I had a little brother and Aunt Alice had children. We played on the swing set and had a pool in the shade of the spreading willow tree. Then Aunt Alice and Uncle Kenny moved into their own home and my dad and mom packed up and we moved to Michigan.
One of my fondest memories of those early days was Christmas morning visits to all my cousin's houses. Because Aunt Alice lived upstairs, we would go up in our robes.
|Mom, Me, Aunt Alice, and 'Ma' on Christmas Morning around 1958|
|Uncle Kenny, Aunt Alice, and Ma Christmas in late 1950s|
Tonawanda winters meant snow and lots of it! Dad ran the gas station his father built and had a truck with a snow plow. We had lots of high banks of snow around the house to play on.
|Aunt Alice, the gas station behind. 1963|
|1959 Halloween; Aunt Alice as Daisy Mae in Military Road kitchen|
|Aunt Alice in the 1960s|
|Aunt Alice and Uncle Ken in the 1970s|
|Aunt Alice, Aunt Mary and 'Ma'. Three lovely ladies!|
|Aunt Alice visiting Dad with her grandchildren|
Here's to a wonderful birthday, Aunt Alice, and prayers that you at least match your mother's long life!
|Aunt Alice, Uncle Kenny, and my cousins|