First there was my father —
Actually, before my father, there was Janice Aline, a daughter who lived only a day. Little over a year later, my father was born.
Then his brother, Stewart, came along.
“That’s my brother, Stewart. He’s really smart!”
He went on to become a Supreme Court Justice in the state of New Jersey.
Next came Polly — except that wasn’t her name at first. Her given name was an old family name and she changed it to Polly.
Isn’t she cute?
I remember as a little girl thinking she was the most beautiful, most glamorous person in the whole world.
When I found out that she traveled to Yugoslavia in 1960 and worked on a road crew for the summer, she became even more legendary in my eyes.
As Brad Paisley sang, “All because two people fell in love.”