We bought our West Virginia cabin in February 1997. We soon met Jerry & Jan and became fast friends. That November, we met their family and found them just as friendly. Jerry & Jan had every right to be so proud of the family they raised. We so looked forward to Jerry & Jan's visits because they were so much fun. Jerry had such a quick wit that you had to be on your game straight out of the gate. We had many interesting, sometimes animated conversations.
Over the years that fast friendship turned into such a dear & loving friendship that they became family. Several years ago, we got to know and love Alisa & Tony on more than an occasional basis. It was such fun when they visited and more than once I caught Alisa seeming shocked over some little tidbit Bud said around the campfire. That memory sums it up in a nutshell – we all had fun! We will cherish the memories forever.
I had a dream last night and I awoke thinking about you & Jerry. Jan, remember that although the love of your life is in heaven, he is well & happy now with no more pain. And he wants me to tell you that he is with you every moment and watching over you. He wants you to forget the pain and let yourself heal in order to remember all the happy years you had together and the countless wonderful things you did, so eventually you can just remember the good things.
We love you and give you our deepest sympathy for your loss.