MEET MY CREATOR
right, there is a picture of Loraine and her husband Robert. They were
married May 26, 1978, on Loraine's Grandfather's birthday. On the left
is a picture of Jason & Sonja. The picture was taken at Jason's wedding.
Up until now, we could never seem to get a photo of Jason. He would always
run and hide, or do something silly to ruin the photo... like picking his nose!
On March 7, 1997 Robert died from Colon Cancer. The cancer was
found in the late stages in January 1996. Part of the colon was removed,
and Robert went through chemotherapy at St. Josephs Hospital in Ann Arbor,
MI. Neither of them gave up hope and continued to plan their lives together!
In January 1997 Robert said that he felt he may have the flu, instead we
found out that the cancer had now gone into his liver. You can find more
information on Colon
Cancer on the internet.
Please... remember that yearly physicals
are important. ...ask your doctor for a "complete" physical.
Robert went faithfully every year for a "general" physical. Too
many times colon cancer is not found until it is too late, if found in
the early stages, a life can be saved.
is a photo of Jason and Joyce at their wedding on November 22, 1997 (to the right).
The wedding was beautiful! Joyce's sister was the maid-of-honor and Sonja
was one of the bridesmaids. They all looked so pretty! ...and the guys
Joe and Sonja were married (pictured on the left) on August 7, 1998! Joe has 3 children... isn't that wonderful!!! Now Loraine is a Grandma... something she has wanted for a long long long time! Yes... she has a big smile on her face!!!!
Loraine and Roger decided that they liked each other... so they got married. They both enjoy taking photos and spend lots of time traveling to zoos to take pictures of the animals to put on the internet for you to enjoy on your computer. This is Jaegar (photo to the right - below), he is Roger's and Loraine's grandson (YES... that means... Loraine now has MORE grandchildren! Roger's daughter, Jen has 2 children... Jaegar and Jaely... with more grandchildren Loraine is smiling really big!!!). This photo was taken at the Toledo Zoo while watching the hippos.
This is how Roger and Loraine met... Roger's wife, Gail, died in October '97. He decided to post his bio
on Match.Com through their trial membership. One day Loraine decided to
check out Match.Com and she read what Roger had to say ... she wrote him
an email letter through Match.Com's safe email setup. Through email letters,
their friendship grew! Then Loraine finally got brave enough and they met
in a safe place. NEVER meet someone for the first time alone! ...always
remember Internet Safety!
Family is important to Loraine! ...very important! Loraine's Father
died shortly after surgery in 1981. In July of 1991 Loraine's 24 year old
brother was killed by a drunk driver as he was walking home. (Since then
Loraine has worked with MADD to support victims of drunk driving crashes.)
January 1995 Loraine's Mother died, we say from a broken heart. The trial
for her brother's killer finally ended in May 1995, a plea bargain was
made (OUIL 1st offence), and the man served the maximum sentence of 3 months.
The picture here is of Loraine's sister's family. Teri, her husband Ray, and Teri's 3 children, Mathew, Theresa and Alex!
The Family photo on the left is of Teri's family taken Christmas 1999... including Ray's daughter, her 3 children!
In 1994 Loraine was given the Distinguished Volunteer Award for outstanding
contributions to the well-being of youth in Jackson and Hillsdale Counties,
for her work with Drug Free Schools. In 1995 Loraine won the Shareware
Industry Award for my storybooks, and an Award for Volunteer Victim Advocate
of the Year from MADD Michigan.
One of the best stories came when a lil' girl from Germany came as an
exchange student to live with Loraine's family in 1995... because she brought
her family the best gift ever... the night Conny arrived, she gave Loraine
a little tiny piece of paper... on that paper were the names of her Germany
Family!!! It had been over 50 years since anyone had heard from the family
who were from Gera, Germany (former East Germany)... and it just so happened
that Conny was best friends with Jana (a Grand-daughter of Loraine's Cousin!)
In 1996, in Germany, the Hoerig (Hörig-German spelling) Family met
for the very first time!
Our newest family members... we decided to show Cocker Spaniels. They are a delight! Each having their own personality. Hobbs has been in the ring more than Snug... but soon that is to change... both will be able to be shown now that Roger is laid off from his job.
Snug (center) ... showing off his beautiful face!
A long drive to Nova Scotia ... we found Becka (right) ... now at 8 weeks old (August 2002) she is sure to be a charmer!
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