Dear Aunt Betty and Robert, I just learned yesterday of Uncle Jake's passing. Ever since my mom (Joyce Brown) died, I have been out of the family information loop. I wish I could have been there to pay my respects, but please know that I have thought of you all often. I remember listening to Uncle Jake's stories and jokes and being so enthralled by him. Sometimes he even told more "adult" ones in my presence when I was younger, which made me feel so grown-up! I don't remember ever being anything but happy when I was around you guys. I think that is an amazing blessing for anyone. I love all of you and you will continue to be in my thoughts and my prayers.