AS WITH MOST SIBBLINGS MARK WAS OPPOSITE IN PERSONALITY AS HIS SISTER, COLEEN, AS COULD BE. SHE HAD THAT NATURAL SENSE OF HUMOR. HE WAS ALWAYS INQUESTIVE AND ALSO SO SERIOUS.

MARK GRADUATED TOP IN A CLASS OF 200, (YES EXACTLY 200) FIRST IN HIS CLASS. HE WROTE HIS GRADUATION ‘SPEACH’. HIS TEACHERS WERE SO PROUD. I HAD NOT KNOWN MOST SALUTORIAN AND VALVICTORIAN SPEACH’S WERE TAKEN FROM THE WISDOM OF OTHERS

. BEING CAPTION OF HIS FOOTBALL TEAM, HE DID NOT LIKE BEING KNOWN AS AN EGG HEAD, AND HE WASN’T JUST THAT. HE EXCELLED IN ALL SPORTS. HE TAUGHT ON OUR CHURCH “JOY BUS” TEACHING CHILDREN WHO WERE PICKED UP AND BUSSED TO CHURCH.

COLEEN ALSO WORKED ON THE BUS. SHE WAS YOUNGER BY TWO AND A HALF YEARS. SHE ASSISTED ME IN TEACHING A CLASS FOR THOSE CHILDREN WHO WERE THERE WITH NO PARENTS PRESENT. SHE WAS SO GOOD & TALENTED, WORKED THE PUPPETS SO WELL.

I’D BETTER STOP HERE. DO NOT WANT TO BORE YOU WITH THE PROUD MOTHER ACT. THE MILLIONS OF PARENTS WITH CHILDREN WHO HAVE NO SERIOUS PROBLEMS ARE BLESSED. BUT I SEE CHILDREN WITH SERIOUS PROBLEMS WHO ARE SO AMAZYING AND WHOSE PARENTS ARE BLESSED. SOME ARE BORN WITH HEALTH ISSUES AND SO MANY ARE BROUGHT UPON BY PARENTS, SUCH AS COLEEN AND HER DAD A.K.A. DUFFUS.

MARK DID AS WELL AT COLLEDGE, FOUND HIS LIFE MATE, HIS WIFE JACKIE THERE. (THAT SOUNDS WEIRD) THEY FOUND EACH OTHER THERE. THEY ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OD TWO CHILDERN. TYREL AND TANIS.

PATRICIA

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