This site was created to show appreciation for the lucky childhood I enjoyed in Houston, Indiana.  I was raised by the best foster parents anyone could hope for.  Albert & Dolly (Allie Akin) lived next to my Great-Grandpa Oscar Roddey.  When I needed a home as an infant, they took me in for what was originally a nite or two.  I was fortunate that they ended up being my primary caregivers my entire life.  Dolly and Albert were the most important people in my life.  They are in Heaven, but I feel they are continuing to guide me.


Alice & Albert Akin – 1940 something