Pauline, Fred and Pete: I am sad to read that Fred Sr. is gone from this world. You know he is still with you in spirit and always will be, until you are reunited. I had to learn that in the most horrible way last year when Kim left me after a ferocious fight with cancer; and I'm still trying to find ways to turn my sadness into gratefulness for all the years we shared.
Fred, Fred, Fred -- what can I say. I have many great memories of Fred and you all. One especially wonderful favor Fred did was drive me and my 3-month old daughter for seven hours in order to introduce her to her father, and then all the way back home. Talk about a sweet, patient man. Kim was fussy, but I was a bigger pain to him on that trip I'm sure! I love you guys and will keep you close to my heart while you begin to heal. (Pauline, I think it's time to remove those jeans from the fireplace if they're still there!)
I am so sorry I am not able to join you at the service today. Love and peace to you all.