"Do you plan to stick around?", is a query I hear often. It doesn't bother me as I understand why people might wonder. Having moved frequently I am inclined to stay put for as long as I can. Lake Coeur D Alene and the folks of the Idaho panhandle have been warm and welcoming to Linda and me and were there for us through the difficulties of her battle with cancer. Always lucky when it comes to neighbors, this place has been no exception. The entire neighborhood had our backs and continues to keep me on course. I could ask for no better. I think I'm here until they kick me out.
My son-in-law took hundreds of pictures at Linda's life celebration cruise and I continue to sort through them and smile. Here are a few more from the July 29 event.
|Bonnie Buckingham came from North Carolina|
|Grand nephew Brian and his new bride.|
|Sue and Lee, local pals who also came from San Diego|
|New friend Paul and old pal Roger O'Neil and his daughter|
|Chin and Alex...out of town troublemakers, and not even radio reprobates.|
|Former neighbor and California ex-pat, Bill Livingstone came from Montana.|
|Old Illinois buddy, Joe Stannard, complaining about my cheap booze.|
|Boston Betty Erickson, keeper of Captain Dave|
|Roger looks to be getting low on wine.|
|Bill and Betty in front of one of Linda's pictures.|
|David and Dayle, two of the sweetest people I know.|
|Nephew Mike and his wife, Robin|
|Niece Debbie and daughter Katie|
|So many pictures of Linda...|