So apparently yesterday was Gay Uncles Day.
My friend Ken reminded me that we should be receiving cards and gifts from our nieces and nephews. (Alas . . . .)
So in honor, here’s photos of me with the blood relative (for I have numerous adopted) nieces and nephews over the years, and some photos I’ve taken of them:
With nephew Blayne.
1995. JC with Karen’s kids, Blayne and Kristen, at the Ringling Bros. circus at Kemper Arena.
Blayne with his cousins.
Joseph with Kristen.
2006. Kristen now has a Ball State shirt too.
Joe, Luke, and Anna.
2000. A very young Anna at my doctoral hooding ceremony.
Somehow conversation turned to the joys of having your hair brushed. Luke decided to show me.
And Luke too.
Again, Luke and Joe end up on my lap. Every time I go visit, this happens!
With my nephews Luke and Joseph last summer (2009), waiting for the Amtrak home.
2007. JC with Joseph, the youngest and last of the neices and nephews.
Napless Joe-Joe is out cold while Luke plays a game.