Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty).
Friday, June 7, 2013
Jane Beck Smith Wells
My stepmother Jane passed away at the ripe old age of 98 last weekend. This photo by my friend Chris Callis of both my step parents was taken at a gallery show I was in back in the early 90's in NYC. I knew her longer than I knew my birth mother and was blessed to have a second chance to relate to a mom as an adult. We developed a very special relationship over the years. When my stepfather died right before I moved out here, I told her if she wanted to remarry a much younger man to keep me in parents, she would have my blessing. Jane said she was done with matrimony but laughed at the idea. I reckon I am officially an orphan now. She warned me that I will never get married unless I shave off my beard. I continue to take that advice to this day.78,96,69,0,B,0