Daniel Ray Rego, the striking son of James and Marianna Rego, was born on
August 6th 1975. He was raised in Sterling with his five siblings.
When Daniel began school, he made many friends, for he was a very likeable
fellow, however one of his friends, a young lad named Bryan, would become
more than a friend, he would be a brother.
Being two of the niftiest students in their class, Bryan and Daniel were
instant friends. The duet played together many afternoons at Bryan's
house. It was during this time that Bryan's sister, Brandi, would
realize what a fine young man Daniel was.
Daniel and Brandi became great friends and during their junior high years
at Sterling, Daniel began wooing Brandi. The two had a special
connection that would prove lasting.
After graduating from Sterling in 1994, Daniel attended Cameron
University. He often carpooled with Brandi who, though a year behind
Daniel in school, decided to enroll concurrently at Cameron to be able
to spend time with that handsome devil, and, to get a head start on
her college career.
After spending some time in college, Daniel decided to move to Dallas for
a few years. While in Texas, he grew quite skillful at the art of
selling cars. Although he had grown fond of Texas, Daniel knew he must
return to Oklahoma to rescue Brandi.
Meanwhile, Brandi, upon high school graduation in 1995, simultaneously
enrolled at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and Cameron
University. Despite the fact that she was on the honor roll at both
universities, Brandi felt led to devote her time pursuing an art degree at
USAO. She graduated from that fine institution in 1999, with a
Bachelor's degree in art.
Shortly after graduation the two felt inclined to recapture the fun of
days gone by. On Mother's Day of 2000, Daniel asked Brandi for her
hand in marriage. Gleefully accepting, she and her new fiancÚ, though
the evening had grown late, raced to wake her parents. After a quick
hug and a pat on the head, the couple went hurriedly to rouse the Rego's,
for the hour was now midnight.
Daniel and Brandi enjoyed a magnificent outdoor wedding on July 4, 2000,
only seven weeks after their engagement. (This is the part where
Daniel's long-time pal Bryan, becomes his brother.) It was an
awe-inspiring ceremony. The stunning groom wore his fathers wedding
suit and the eye-catching bride wore her mothers wedding gown, which was
hand-crafted by her mother's mother. My,
were they a charming couple. After food and dancing, the evening
wrapped with a fantastic fireworks show and the Star-Spangled Banner.
Following the nuptials, the young duo moved to Lawton to continue their
education. Daniel began studying computers and Brandi began her
Masters work. In August of 2001, she graduated with a Master's
in Education from Cameron, where she was again, to no one's surprise, on the
honor roll. Brandi quickly got a job teaching art at Putnam City High
School, so they moved to Oklahoma City.
After two years at PC, Brandi realized that her calling was not
babysitting challenged and troubled teens, in groups as large as 40, no,
indeed, she was called to motherhood. And so, in the fall of 2003,
instead of going back to teaching, Brandi and Daniel decided to have a baby.
In the spring of 2004, Daniel, with little effort, because of his charm
and skill, became the Director of Technology at Blanchard Public Schools.
This came to pass only two months before the birth of their extraordinary
Lincoln Brown Rego was born on May 16th. He was an instant hit.
People came from all over, just to glimpse his splendor. He continues
to be his parents and grandparents delight. He is part of the reason
that they are all living happily ever after.