Jeannie & Perry-
My heart goes out to you both. I knew Ken had been ill, but thought there would be plenty of time to visit after he felt a little better. It is a good lesson to not take life for granted. I am so glad we saw Ken this summer and had a good visit.
I have known Ken since late high school, early college years, when he snd Jeannie started dating. Ken will always remind me of Kalaloch and Tokeland and clam digging, pictionary games, cards, and good times. We had so many wonderful times together. We did our share of camping, baseball games, volleyball games, and sitting around the fire. I always have to laugh when I remember the time he got angry with Stuart for cheating at pictionary. It was unusual to see Ken angry. Of couse, it did not any good to say or do anything to Stuart - he was always going to try and get away with whatever he could.
And I won't soon forget Ken and Jeannie and Amos when they lived down in Auburn. You had to go through Ken and Jeannie's bedroom to get to the bathroom and if you stayed all night and they were sleeeping, it was not an easy task to get by Amos. He was a great guard dog and although he was just a poodle, he knew how to keep me in my place!
Ken had such a dry sense of humor - I always had to stop and think twice about things he said. But he had the greatest laugh and smile! He was very knowledgeable about a wide variety of things.
I will miss Ken very much. Jeannie, take care of yourself and call me whenever you feel like it! I love you.