This picture of my Uncle John and Aunt Betty was taken over Labor Day Weekend at my parents 40th Anniversary party in Washington. Uncle John fell asleep in death a few weeks later and his memorial will be this Saturday. I wish I had spent more time visiting with him when I was there, but I'm glad I was able to spend the time I did with him. Life is short and precious. I look forward to the day when I see him again. We will miss him. He always had a good camping or fishing story to tell. I especially will always remember that it was his stinky socks that kept the bears from raiding camp! I hope that Betty will be able to visit us again here in Arizona soon. She and my uncle visited us right after we moved here in 2002, and I haven't gotten to spend much time with them after that due to his poor health and how far away we live from my family.
We will miss you Uncle John.