Sunday, June 08, 2014


Recently a family friend passed away. He was diagnosed with cancer with a prognosis of six months to live. Three weeks later he passed away in his sleep. He was loved by many and John had a special connection to him. The sudden loss has been difficult on everyone. 

I helped our friend, his daughter-in-law, put together a video from his grandchildren and as we went through the photos I was struck by his constant smile. He always had a smile on his face and a happy and funny comment when you encountered him. 

I learned three lessons from his death:  smile and be happy, take lots of pictures and include yourself in them, and make sure to let people know how you feel about them. His legacy will live on long after all of us are gone. 

Tribute from his grandchildren:

Scotland Golf Trip 2008:

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