December 28, 2009
I remember you pouring me a drink at the big family reunion at Weesie’s in 1980 and being kind of amazed at that. I was 40 by then but you were still pretty intimidating to me. And the last time I saw you was in Vancouver when you and Mom made the big cross-country trip to see friends. I came down from Prince Rupert to meet you.
And then you died. What the heck were you doing out on that iceboat on Trout Lake when there was open water? I was devastated. There were all these things I wanted to say and ask you about. I probably would have had the nerve to do it by then.