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January 25, 2010
"Never back up any farther then you have to." -Glen Skidmore.

It was sound advise for anyone who was trying to maneuver a 2-wheel drive Ford pickup with a large camper, and there isn't a day that I dont hear those words as I'm driving around my work vehicle.

There were many things that I greatly admired about my grandpa, but his ability to interact with other people was one of the most impressive. I believe that grandpa was loved by so many due to his ability to listen, and show tremdous enthusiasm for the things that other people talked about. It's what made him a fantastic barber, father and grandfather. He wanted to know about everything. He never tried to be the best, but was not too humble to celebrate the achievments of his friends and family. From time to time, when I run into my grandpa's customers/freinds, I am reminded that my reputation and accomplishments precede me.

Words can't express how much that I miss my grandpa, so I wont try. I would love to share all our stories, but time won't allow. I am sad about our loss, but the only thing I can do now is to countinue trying to make Skid proud, trying to live up to those fish tales.
April 08, 2009
To the Skidmore Family- Skidmore as we
knew him gave our son his first haircut
on the Plaza by Bistrins in Arcata. Ken
always talks about going to Skidmore for
a five minute haircut and still sitting in the chair a half hour later. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in these trying times. Ken and Elena David
April 07, 2009
A piece of the "heart of Arcata" died when we lost Glen Skidmore.
Our sympathy and prayers to the family.
April 05, 2009
Dear Elaine and Family,

I am terribly saddened by the loss of Glen. It was an honor to have known him. Glen was always so cheery. I never saw him angry; even when Mary and I “stole” his truck.

We were hunting with him and the guys had shot a dear down near camp. Mary and I were up at the top of the hill with the wind blowing off the cape in 70 mile per hour gusts and we clawed our way to the top of the hill to get Wes and Mary’s truck. But we found we had no keys and the truck was locked. We knew the guys would be skinning at camp for quite a while and decided to see if Glen’s truck was unlocked. Sure enough it was open and we climbed in the cab to keep warm. Then we thought Glen might have a key hidden somewhere and sure enough we found one way back in the ashtray. We drove the truck down into camp.

Glen was sitting next to Wiley at the campfire and they looked up and said, “Who’s that driving into camp.” Then Glen said, “Hey that’s my truck.” He elbowed Wiley in the ribs and said with pride, “By gum them girls hot- wired my pickup.”

That’s just one of hundreds of stories from our happy times with Skidmore at hunting camp. I always remember opening day of hunting season with Skid bringing out his smoked salmon and Elaine’s famous dilly beans. There would be great competitions every time over who would get the last clove of garlic from the jar.

Glen would always help me out with the dishes at hunting camp. He said it was part of his agreement with Elaine that he would do the dishes. Nobody could make a crusty old cast iron skillet shine better than Glen.

You know how you get to choose your friends? Well I think we chose well with Glen. We are so thankful for all the times we shared with Glen. He will be forever missed and remembered.

Love and Blessings
Susan Smith
April 05, 2009
Dear Elaine and Family,

I am terribly saddened by the loss of Glen. It was an honor to have known him. Glen was always so cheery. I never saw him angry; even when Mary and I “stole” his truck.
We were hunting with him and the guys had shot a dear down near camp. Mary and I were up at the top of the hill with the wind blowing off the cape in 70 mile per hour gusts and we clawed our way to the top of the hill to get Wes and Mary’s truck. But we found we had no keys and the truck was locked. We knew the guys would be skinning at camp for quite a while and decided to see if Glen’s truck was unlocked. Sure enough it was open and we climbed in the cab to keep warm.

Then we thought Glen might have a key hidden somewhere and sure enough we found one way back in the ashtray. We drove the truck down into camp.

Glen was sitting next to Wiley at the campfire and they looked up and said, “Who’s that driving into camp.” Then Glen said, “Hey that’s my truck.” He elbowed Wiley in the ribs and said with pride, “By gum them girls hot- wired my pickup.”

That’s just one of hundreds of stories from our happy times with Skidmore at hunting camp. I always remember opening day of hunting season with Skid bringing out his smoked salmon and Elaine’s famous dilly beans. There would be great competitions, every time, over who would get the last clove of garlic from the jar.

Glen would always help me out with the dishes at hunting camp. He said it was part of his agreement with Elaine that he would do the dishes. Nobody could make a crusty old cast iron skillet shine better than Glen.

You know how you get to choose your friends? Well I think we chose well with Glen. We are so thankful for all the times we shared with Glen. He will be forever missed and remembered.

Love and Blessings
Susan Smith

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