While in Corona last weekend, Den's sister gave him a little bag of old pictures.
Since I didn't know him the first 49 years of his life, I enjoy these all the more.
Here are a few of my favorites:
The day Den graduated from the police academy. June 1970
His Dad standing right beside him.
But this is what he really liked to do.
Den made this banner in 1980 for his son Kevin's soccer team.
This picture melts my heart.
I keep looking at it over and over again.
Kris, Kevin, Kim (just Keith is missing)
This one too!
Look at those adorable children he got to raise plus 2 of their cousins on the bottom right.
This is little Den in 1954, the year I was born.
He said the "house there in the background was where Leo lived."
My ears perked up at the name Leo since we now have a newborn grandson named Leo.
"Leo? Really...Leo? Please tell me about Leo."
And he said, "Leo was someone who would just hang out in the neighborhood."
Well that's not very interesting!
Our Leo is going to do LOTS more than just hang out in a neighborhood.
(Put a smile on 5 year old Dennis above, and he looks like our grandson Grant.)
Den just found these 2 pictures in the garage. One year old.
Now go look at this video of Grant and do you see a bit of similarity?
I know it won't last but it's fun for now.