The Bonati family has become dispersed and varied in its interests. But in spite of all that, we go back to the core values of family and that drive to be our best. Uncle Al, like his brothers and sister (my mom) always set the bar high for us. Go out and do the gig as well as you can. Don't ever hold back, and count the occasional faceplant as a sign of one's confidence in one's ability to test the limits of that envelope called life and bounce back. If you never push the envelope, you never know where the edge really is. Call it the Bonati rule, as exemplified by Ralph, Roy, Ann, Al, and Mouse.
Thank you, Uncle Al, for showing the way. My thoughts and prayers go to Be Be and Lynette and those who carry on. We will all meet again some day.