A year ago today my beautiful Godfather, Orie, passed away. He was an amazing man. Next to my father, he had the most influence on my life - both growing up and in later years. He and my dad worked for Walt Disney. They were there... they participated in the building of an empire. They were best friends, "Finkle" - that was Orie - and "Dingle" - that was my dad. (Side note: Orie's son, Loren, "my godbrother" called me "Little Dingle".) We celebrated family milestones together - vacationed together - and were each others support in sad times. We were family! My mom and my Godmother, Ginger, were best friends too. Just like "Lucy & Ethel..." always seeing what fun (translation - "trouble") they could get into. I miss these important people in my life so much!! But, they are all together now - in a better place - celebrating, vacationing, and enjoying each other - just like they did in life.
Orie, Cindy & Ginger
Cindy's Baptism Day - 1960