BC: The End
FC: Memories are what we have of your mom and dad. We wish to share some of these memories with you. | Memories...
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
2: We always looked forward to there return to South Dakota each Spring. Generally, they would stop in Sioux Falls prior to traveling on to Huron. We would gather the family for a meal and spend that first evening eating and visiting. As it became more and more difficult for these trips we know it would not be long before the visits would happen no more. One of our last meals... in the summer of 2009 when Uncle John came alone.
4: Uncle John was always looking for a game of "train". Melody (David's oldest daughter) often wondered how he always won. After many games Melody figured it out...Uncle John always checked the dominos out in his corner so he know which to pick when it was his turn to play...all he had to do was pick the domino up just a bit so he could see what was underneath. Once she figured out what he was doing he was always reminded to not cheat.
5: When Melody, Amanda, Jerry and Josh were younger we would all go to eat at least once while they visited... Being the one that was always budget conscious Connie would always find a "cheap" place. One of the best places to go especially when you had two growing boys to fee was the Fry'n Pan. Children under 12 ate for 99 cents and a 10% senior discount on Wednesday night made it affordable. Melody still talks about Uncle John pulling a $50.00 bill out of his wallet to pay...Uncle John became her rich Uncle John.
6: All things grow better with love.
9: Uncle John always came with tools and was willing to help with repairs. It was Uncle John and Aunt Gloria who arrived unannounced to help use move to our current home. Just remembering the motor home pulling up in front of the house, the door opening and hearing they had come to help us move is remembered fondly. Uncle John and Amanda took all of the white metal utility shelfing off of the walls even those pieces that were to be left because Connie thought there were no walls for the pieces... At the new house shelving was attached, reconstructed into free standing shelving that we still use today. A shower with built in walls was constructed with Uncle John's direction and of course the mirrors...which hang in our house...including the one above the fireplace...
12: A visit picture...thanks to Linda
20: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.