Time marches on. This was taken back in the late '60's when our oldest son, Verlon, had already gone off to collage. There is only 4 years and 3 months difference between the birth date of our oldest child and the youngest. If a young couple were to develop a "family plan", I doubt theirs would be like ours but sometimes a "higher power" projects "blessings" into plans beyond our expectations. Each of our children have very distinct personalities. We have wondered what another one may have been like. But, will never know. Fortunately, they were ready for college at a time when it didn't cost "an arm and leg" and things have turned out well. We have our 5 Grandchildren and Carolyn, the "girl" in the picture , is going to be a Grandmother. What's difficult for me to realize is that even our youngest, Jon, is nearly 15 years older now than I was at the time the picture was taken. But the same picture still hangs above our couch though it's in Nebraska and not in Virginia.