It has taken until now for me to have the composure to even make an entry in this guest book, and even now it's still so very hard. How Ironic that it comes on your birthday.
You were taken away from us entirely too soon. But, your craziness will live in our memories forever.
I will always smile when I remember the man that stole my sister away from me when I was 7 years old. I was the only one that walked down the aisle on their wedding day that was crying. As I passed my cousin Bobby, he whispered "Don't cry. You'll have your own room now!" But, as it turns out, I ended up spending every weekend and summer at their house, which made us closer. I got to help take care of David and then Brian when he came along. When Brian was learning to talk, he couldn't say Dad or Shari Lynn, so those were Na for Dad and I was Wynn. So, for the longest time we called each other that. I baby sat when I was old enough while Darlene and Jerry worked on the weekends at the "R" House which eventually became the Magic Mushroom.Jerry tended bar and my sister was the bouncer! Can you believe that? My brother was the D.J. Jerry and I did "The Bump" in the living room during the disco era. We celebrated a Steeler Super Bowl victory at a rally at The Point in the freezing cold. I will never forget the way Jerry said "FIRST (pause)DOOOOWWN" when watching footall. I remember driving to Keystone State Park for swimming and a picnic with Dar, Jer, David and Brian. My mom, dad and brother and BTO's Let It Roll was on the radio. Jerry tooted the car horn to the music as WE rolled down the highway! Going to the drive in to see The Sting. I remember Mrs. Kiimmel wo lived in the buildig parallel to Dar and Jer's playing the theme "The Entertainer" on the piano all the time.
We went line dancing and two stepping. Practicing the steps in my mom and dads dining room! And the fun we had at Two Step South! The best and most recent memory was the scheme that Jerry, Dean and I pulled over on Darlene when Dean and I flew down and surprised her for Christmas of '05! A plan that had been in the works since March of that year! The phone calls between Jerry and I making all the plans and arrangements! Everyone was so surprised that Jerry was able to keep THAT secret for so long! But he pulled it off and for that, I will be forever grateful.
Now, I hope that you are making laugh all those that have gone on before us. I will miss you greatly, Na. Love, Wynn