These are some of the players: my mom, Jean, (seated in her wheelchair), sister Stephanie, husband Ed, Dad (laughing, Black Russian in hand), old Al (that's short for Allegro, our cockatiel) and me. It's Christmas, 1990. Part of the story is about how we got to this point, which wasn't easy. What happened afterward.......well, that's the rest of the story. See the slideshow below for more about the beginning.