Our Parents Were Amazing People

... and their parents too   

The Goss's; Rita And Frank

Rita Goss hanging out and telling stories
Rita Goss

Remember - You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.  ~William D. Tammeus

We lost Mom on October 1st, 1999. One of her last wishes was to get on the internet... I hope this fulfills a little bit of her wish! Rita was Sue's Mom and Paul's best friend! We love you Mom. In tribute. . . . . August 10, 1927 - October 1, 1999 . She has been gone for years..

Frank Goss in German Easter 1952
Frank Goss in Germany Easter 1952

Remember - When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. ~Robert Brault

Goss Family having dinner
At the dinner table circa 1976

Remember - Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.  ~John Wilmot

Frank Goss around the house on his birthday
Birthday time 1976

Franks was a salesman after returning from duty oversears and came to california in the 1960's to live the good life. They settlerd in Rossmoor where we still live today. Paul did not have the priviledge to know Frank but over the years we got to know him through stores, tales, and family.

The Liles; Paul & Georgia

Paul Liles Family
Paul, Paul, and Georgia circa 1946

Remember - It's not only children who grow.  Parents do too.  As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours.  I can't tell my children to reach for the sun.  All I can do is reach for it, myself.  ~Joyce Maynard

Paul William and Georgia Liles 1954
Circa 1954

Remember - Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.  ~Robert Fulghum

Paul's 25th anniversary with Ralph's 5 & 10 Cent Stores
Left to Right: Claude & Edith (Liles) Parchman, James & Opal (Liles) Robinson, Paul William & Georgia Liles,
Kethryn Robinson and Paul David Liles taken at dad's 25th year with Ralph's 5, 10, and 25 Cent Stores

Paul & Georgia got married in 1926 and waited eighteen years for Paul to arrive. Dad passed in 1970 and Georgia left us in 1990. All of our family photographs were destroyed when a P51 Mustang restored WWII fighter plane crashed into mom's home in 1990. Although there was no fire, the plane literally shredded the drawers that the photos were in.

Paul's Grandparents

Susie Liles Essig and Charles Essig
Susie (Liles) and Charles (Essig)
Grandpa Liles dies in 1909 when Paul W. Liles was 3 years old... Sue Cook Liles remarried to Charles Essig

Remember - The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher. ~Robert Brault

Charles and Mary Lewis
Mary and Charles Lewis

Remember - Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too. ~Lionel Kauffman