|My dad on the left with his siblings. Gotta love the 60s!|
My kids love to hear me tell stories about my dad. And, boy are there stories to tell!
One of my earliest memories involves the book Little Bear. I sat on his lap as he taught me to read at the age of three.
He laughed when he found me crying at the bottom of the stairs on my fifth birthday because I didn’t know how to look up words in the dictionary I’d asked for as a present. Elephant was the first word he showed me how to find.
|My parents’ engagement photo|
|Yaya (Juaquina Ventura), Me at 10 months, my dad|
|My dad holding me, his brothers and parents|