Tony is my step
son, the only child of Tim's previous marriage. Tony came
to live with his dad right after we met, so he went on a
lot of dates with us. We married in 1981, when Tony was 4
years old, and he lived with us until he was just shy of
his 13th birthday. During those years, Tony sang in the
Christ Church Cathedral choir of men and boys, located on
Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.
We kept a grueling
schedule for the three years that he was with the choir,
but it was all worth it! The choir made an album during
those years, and toured Europe for three weeks, singing in
England, France and Germany.
Though he had to
resign when he gained a manly voice, his voice has remained
a very beautiful one, probably because of the intensive
training combined with his natural talent.The first song
his dad taught him to sing when he was 3 years old was Puff
the Magic Dragon, accompanied by dad on the
Tony moved to his mother's home, he was immersed in all the
usual teenager's occupations, and we were rarely able to
connect with him. At age 18, he got his own apartment, and
at 19, he married. His wife's name is Michelle, and they
will celebrate their 3rd anniversary in December'98.