Kara came from Denver with Jacob, 5, and Blake, 3, to visit us. I took a day trip with them down to Washington, DC to see the White House. We also went to the Air and Space Museum. I was working on my book, Dream On!, where the main character is a boy that dreams of a career in space, so I got some good pictures of Jacob, who is the age of my book character.
My brother Robert was born January 28, 1961, and passed away August 12, 2014 in California after an extended illness.
Our family about 1968
Robert was gentle and fun-loving--always a peacemaker.
Rob, in the center. Christmas dinner, 1974 in Idaho with cousins
1975. Our whole family. Taken on a visit to California
Rob, on the same California trip...
Our brother made a beautiful mosaic for Rob based on his age in the last pictures
I went to California in May and was able to visit Rob for two weeks while he was in the hospital.
My Mom and her husband came in from Southern California, and my other brothers have lived in the same town. It was nice to be all together as a family.
Rob back home in Santa Rosa with family
A memorial was held for Robert in Santa Rosa, and he was buried August 23, 2014 in Logan, Utah, near the gravestone of our father. Logan is also where I was born, and where our mother's grandparents settled when they came from Switzerland.