Stephanie B's Creative Designs

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

January is past, Start of a new month, February!

I believe Rocky is about 4 months old.

I think Rocky is almost 3 years old.

He is helping Daddy cut the lawn!!

I believe I am 5, Rocky 4 and Steven almost 3

What's the chicken doing inside the house????

Rocky, Steven and our puppy going for a ride in our pool!

Swimming at the Cub Scouts

Rocky takes all 5 first place!!!

Swimming for Hollywood High school


Off to the Army!!

Rocky takes a Wife and Life Partner

Rocky and Esther are thinking of starting their family

Family of 4, Daniel and Angela

Daddy joins Daniel and Angela bath time!!

Off to Hawaii


Rocky  fights a GOOD BATTLE!!!!
He was 56 years young!

June 18, 1954 - January 13, 2011

December and January were hard months to live through! December has always been a hard month, because I have lost so many people in my family. January 13th was not so good either. We lost my beloved Brother Rocky. The five children in my family have always been close. I had a special relationship with my Brother Rocky!! He was a year younger than me and he was my playmate.We had so much fun growing up. Along with my youngest Brother Steven. We were the "Smith Kids". Everyone knew of us. Be it at school, the swim team or in the neighborhood. We had made a reputation for ourselves. Nothing harmful just a little overly fun. We moved into this older house and it had a backyard that kept us 3 kids busy.  After living there for a few years, my folks put a build in pool (A cement pond) in the backyard. All 3 of us excelled at swimming. Both of my brothers were hopeful Olympic swimmers. We all went to Hollywood high and swam for them. After high school, Rocky went into the Army. He meet his lovely wife Esther and they married. They had 2 beautiful children, Daniel and Angela. Rocky was a wonderful family man. Giving them everything he thought they needed. In the last year and a half, Rocky developed liver and adrenal cancer. The doctors told them, he had about 2 months to live. He went onto see Halloween, Christmas, their wedding anniversary then Summer and another Christmas.He passed on January 13th 2011. Such a sad day.  He left all of our lives so enriched. He was such a warm, loving sweet man. I am proud to call him my BROTHER!!! I LOVE You Rocky!