Thursday, September 24, 2015

My Three Children

I have heard some folks read my blog to get updated on what’s going on… and here’s such a blog to let those who are interested know what’s happening with my children.

Casey, my son is 32 today. Happy Birthday Casey! He lives in Los Angeles (has for the past 11/12 years now) and is working on a video game—Hyper Light Drifter—for all you gamers out there. He and his buddies share space where they do their creative work (Glitch City) and every so often they have some kind of open house to share with the public where some of the members will give a little presentation… not necessarily on gaming, but whatever they feel like. Think of it as a mini-Ted talk.

Here’s Casey’s “Oneiros & The Self"

Soon Casey will be leaving L.A. to head to The Netherlands... and then eventually back to St. Louis, MO (his home town).

Jessica, my middle daughter, now 30 recently had a four hour surgery to remove benign fibroid tumors in and around her uterus. Okay, maybe recently is a bit of a stretch… back in July. Oh my. There were eight of them. The MRI showed the biggest one to be the size of a grapefruit and the surgeon thought she’d only be able to remove 5 of the 8, but as it turns out, the biggest one was the size of a volley ball! Then a cantaloupe and two grapefruit is all that could be removed. Four of the 8 were removed. No damage to the uterus. Here she is a bit doped up after the surgery.

Now she’s in an MFA program at SIUE for sculpture… getting her masters…  and here’s some of her work. The first one, she's still working on.

Rita, my baby, 28, recently purchased her own home. All on her own. She got to learn all about negotiating, the ins and outs of buying a home, how people cover up certain things, the cost involved, how painting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But she loves, loves, loves having her very own home. Because she’s so creative, her home reflects that. One evening while walking her dogs, she carried home a tree limb that she thought would be perfect as a curtain rod for her living room window—and by golly, it is. She’s already put in some flowers and has big plans for a vegetable garden in the future. And in her spare time, you can catch her spinning, dying, carting, and knitting her own yarn.

Quite honestly, I'm pretty blown away by the creativeness and talent of all three of my children. Maybe it's a mom thing, but I never had half the wits about me when I was their age.


  1. Lynn--You DO have three wonderful, creative kids. Casey has such a stage presence--he's so at ease on stage. Jessica's sculpture work is mind-blowing. And Rita's yarn work (I've been privileged to see her artistic endeavors) is incredible.

    And they are SO your kids. So pat yourself on the back.

  2. Amazing, accomplished, adventurous...and I could go through the entire alphabet to describe your kids. Those sculptures are amazing.

  3. Amazing, accomplished, adventurous...and I could go through the entire alphabet to describe your kids. Those sculptures are amazing.

  4. The apples didn't fall far from the tree, creative Mama Bear!

  5. Lovely family! And they look like you. Love that Rita's enthusiasm over the house!

  6. Wow! Your family is bursting with talent! Oh, and you are included in "your family!"

  7. Lynn, what beautiful and talented kids you have. Isn't it a wonderful feeling to see them grown up and doing well?

    Critter Alley

  8. How wonderful to have three amazing and creative children. You are a fantastic mother and truly blessed. Thanks for sharing the photos and stories.

  9. Happy belated birthday to Casey! Your children really are amazing and talented. Like their mom. ;)


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