Thursday, March 10, 2011

Same Day Shepards, March 10, 2011

The debt of gratitude we owe our parents
goes forward, not backward.
What we owe our parents
is the bill presented to us by our children.
~Nancy Friday 

Hello Family and Friends,

Linda, Steven and their dad Russell Shepard
It's a beautiful, feels-like-spring day here in San Diego. The calendar says winter for another week or so, but the sunshine and warmth say something different.

Happy Birthday Russ and Steve. This coming Sunday, March 13, in the birthday of my brother Russell Shepard and his son Steven Paul Shepard, both of whom were born on the same day, 28 years apart.

Russ and Steven Sharing a Birthday in 1995
Russ, the last of the 6 children of Eugene and Maida (Gower) Shepard, was born and raised in San Diego, but moved to Anacortes, Washington in 1978 when the family first moved there. Steven has lived his whole life in Washington. Russ and his wife Pam (Engan) Shepard and daughter Linda, along with Steven, all live today in Anacortes.

Russ spends his time these days committed to his job at Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes. In his spare time he enjoys the open road on his Honda Shadow, as well as relaxing at his lake house, "up the river". 

Steven -- who will be 21 on Sunday! -- is a full time student at Skagit Valley College, and is a big help at his Gram's house, where he lives. He is also very involved in the Church of Christ in Anacortes, and enjoys sailing with his Sea Scouts group.

Steve (in green) on a Sea Scout outing
Family Reunion August 13, 2011. Ana- cortes, by the way, is where our Family Reunion will take place this summer on Saturday, August 13, 2011.

You are invited to make your plans and join us as we renew family ties and share an afternoon together. Select this link for all the details of the reunion, including the exact location, motel suggestions, and other pertinent information.
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