It is October and it is Breast Cancer Awareness. Our youngest son, Nick attends the Kansas Wesleyan University. His coach (your far left (with pink neon hat) had the Cross Country team gear up for the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign . Their mascot is "Yote" the Coyote.. He looks really good in pink doesn't he? Nick is the third runner on your left. in the top photo. Our skinny young fellow is smack in the middle in the lower left photo. He loved donning pink for this! He knows how dear to my heart this is. I have many friends who are survivors and I have lost one of my favorite people, my Auntie Ang. She passed away in 2000. I felt that she did not get the proper kind of care she deserved. My uncle was a railroader and they had excellent top of the line insurance. She should have been treated with more dignity and she was not. It is the reason I do not participate in the big Susan G. Komen event. I hope I will not hurt any feelings here but I am still angry at the loss of my wonderful Auntie. It seems, like everything else in this life, all the latest research is geared for the young. I know my stuff. I worked in a major research hospital for fifteen years. My girlfriend, herself a colon cancer survivor, worked for the top doctor in cancer research there They waste so much of the funding , on things like five star hotels and restaurants for the big shot doctors. It is absolutely sickening.
A favorite photo of my younger Auntie with my handsome Uncle Louie.
My BFF grandmother with the parish priest and Uncle and Auntie on their wedding day.