Al and I go way back. When I was in high school, his wife Beverly was my piano teacher. I always loved going over to their house for my lessons -- they always made me feel welcome with a cookie and Al would tell me his latest joke. Beverly loved the color purple. I always chuckled at their twin purple couches set against spring green carpet and walls. Now it is a statement of who they are and I love it.
Beverly passed away a few years ago. Al is now 94. I had a great time taking his picture yesterday. He was worried I was going to use too much film on him despite my efforts of reassuring him that I could take more pictures than he could ever imagine with my fancy digital camera;)
I even got a kiss on the cheek because he said kisses made him smile :) Thanks for being such a great part of my life, Al!