Louis A. Hermes
5th Anniversary
Well Lou, it's now been 5 years, and we still sorely miss your presence in our lives. It feels like I've lived a lifetime without you. I think of you every day, and luckily I can still hear your laughter, your words of wisdom, and I feel your strength. Thanks for the memories.
Unfortunately the ranks of our pet family decreased by 2 this past year - I hope both Otis and Newport are up there with you now. Please take good care of them as I know you will. We miss you and them terribly.
During your journey through eternity, know that you are still loved. And, if you are so inclined, please visit me in my dreams, and stay for a while.
Tom and your treasured pets

Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 19, 2012