Monday, May 25, 2015

Remembering Joan—and now Carl, too.

As always, I'm missing Joan—and others who have left this world. Going through old pictures on this Memorial Day has brought back many memories and love and yearning.

My brother-in-law, Joanie's husband Carl, passed away two days ago, Saturday, May 23. I know he missed Joanie very much in the many months since she passed away. He told me so, many times as he continued to live in the home they shared.

Carl was definitely a brother to me after he became a member of our family on July 15, 1978 when he married Joan on a mountain above Boulder, CO. Here is the family with the bride and groom. (Carl and Joan—left, middle row)

They lived most of their married life in a home west of Berthoud, Colorado, where they kept Arabian horses and a series of Shelties that were family. They both enjoyed camping, fishing, family cookouts and reunions. Carl was an excellent photographer, skilled cabinet maker and carpenter, good at leather craft, and cooking. He often prepared food for family get-togethers.

Joan and Carl, I miss you both and will be remembering you, especially, this Memorial Day. But not just today; you are ever in my thoughts. You will always be in my heart.