The Dirty Beast

When Dan’s mother, Lucile, moved to Florida after she was widowed, she had a little house built next door to us. At one time we adopted a large male doberman pinscher, Blitz, that was pretty mean. It was all we could do to control him. When Dan and I were at...

Richard Caplinger and the Bird Cage

When Richard Caplinger graduated from high school, the family was living in South Miami. Someone drove to Homestead and picked up his grandmother Gertrude, so she could attend the graduation ceremony. She was waiting on the family to finish getting ready when Agnes...

Lloyd and Robin

Another Field story involved Lloyd and Robin. Robin had given birth to Nathan up at Baptist Hospital. And it happened to be Lloyd’s birthday. That evening when Lib and Lloyd visited Robin, she said, “Well Daddy, how do you like your birthday present...

Kathryn and Grandma

Here is a real cute little story about Kathryn Field Wall, daughter of Lloyd and Elizabeth Caplinger Field. When she was just a little girl my mother was taking care of her one day. Now my mother had dandruff pretty bad and loved to sit with her comb and scratch her...

All About Your Uncle Robert

Robert was born March 21, 1921 in Homestead, FL. He married at a very young age and his wife’s (Margaret Lawrence) mother had the marriage annulled. Then after World War II, in which he served in the Pacific Theater, he came home, met Eileen Fay and married her....