First up is the Declaration of Independence. Oh, it may not be the real Declaration of Independence, but still very very important! Dad can explain it much better than I. He created this event in his class where your goal was to be allowed to sign the Declaration of Independence. Basically you had to prove yourself in actions, that you were ready to sign this paper, and you had to write a letter explaining yourself to Dad, and then he would either approve you or explain why he felt you needed to wait to sign it. It was a MUCH bigger deal than I am making it sound but my brain is totally fried at this point in my life and I can't get my thoughts together.
BUT. I just so happen to have the original document from the year I was in his class. As you can see Dad was a complete failure at nepotism, as I was the fifth person to sign instead of the first. Sorry but these pictures would not rotate. You will have to rotate your head instead to read them.
This wouldn't rotate either. If you knew me at all when I was 5-7 years old this will make complete sense to you. It says, "I am going on a date! I will never talk in "shcool". I will never talk to my sister. She took my date. I don't like her anymore. My date is gone. Kenneth was my date. Boo hoo!"
Please note: I am not sure if this is a historically accurate document but I am pretty sure Kenneth would never date me at that point in my life.
Growing up, I can remember my parents being very in love. I have tons of memories of them holding hands, hugging, kissing, and other little things, I was never really grossed out like most people were when their parents were affectionate. In my opinion, I'd rather them be kissing than yelling at each other!
Anyway, you can see even at 7 or 8 years old I knew how much they loved each other. Here is a picture I drew. It is supposed to be Mom and she is saying, "Hi big boy!" Then at the bottom it says, "Mom saying that to Dad." Haha!
By the way, they are getting ready to have their 35-year anniversary (if I'm doing the math right), so obviously they are doing something right!!