If you know me or have read my blog for any length of time, you know the story. But to put it in a nutshell, after my mother passed away (about 18 months after my dad had passed away), we didn't have anywhere to live. Helen had worked with my mother and she and Les felt very bad about what had happened. They opened their home and took in all six of us, YES, ALL SIX OF US.
The older I get the more amazed I am at what they did. To take in six girls (and let me add, teenage girls) into your home and support them, love them, and be there for them for years is such an incredible example of love and something you just don't see every day. Our local newspaper did a story about them a few years after Helen had passed away. This is a picture of Les with 4 of my sisters.
A few pictures other pictures. The first one--the day I was married. Les loved Allan and was so happy when we got married.
This is Jason and Les in 1988
I'm pretty sure this was Spring 1999--just a few months before Les passed away.