Do you have brothers and sisters? a wife? children? pets?

I have one sister, Christa, who is much younger than I am, 21 years younger, in fact. I have dedicated The Very Hungry Caterpillar to her.

I am married to Bobbie. You might like to know that she was a teacher in early childhood special education and for many years worked with the parents of disabled children.

Cirsten, my daughter, and Rolf, my son, are now adults. They both studied art.

Right now Bobbie and I have a grey cat named Annie. We had a cat named Roberta and a Samoyed, a white dog, named Tock, who both died several years ago. Tock was named after the dog in The Phantom Tollbooth written by Norton Juster and illustrated by Jules Feiffer. Norton is a friend of mine.

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