Friday, February 10, 2012

50 years in the making -- Part 3, the family

Vivian and Rene 1963
Robert Vivian and Rene May 1963

     We had been married a year and a little over a month when Rene Lynne was born, March 27, 1963, twenty days after Robert's 24th birthday.  I was 19.

     We lived on Oklahoma Avenue in Oklahoma City when first married, then moved to Hooker, Oklahoma then Guymon for a few months. When Robert had a chance to return to school at Oklahoma State Tech, we decided he should, and we moved to Okmulgee, Oklahoma, where Rene Lynne was born about a month before he graduated.

     After graduation, we moved to Pampa, Texas, where Robert ran a diesel fuel injection lab. We lived there for a little over a year before returning to Oklahoma.

     We lived a few months in Midwest City before heading to the Oklahoma Panhandle and then to the Liberal, Kansas area. Robert worked in a diesel shop south of Liberal when Robert Lee, Jr. "Bobby" was born in the Liberal hospital, April 27, 1965.

     Fifteen months later, September 15, 1966, Randy (Randel Louis) joined the Zabel family.

The Zabel family in 1970

     December 19, 1968, Regina Louise entered this world and family, but she left us the next day. 

     Years later, the grandchildren began to arrive.

To be continued ....

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