Friday, March 14, 2014


"A human life is a story told by God."
~Hans Christian Anderson~
We are burying a friend today, a member of my family by marriage and a good man. He took an unexpected turn and hit a downhill slope and died without much warning or any real lead time. Today, he gets the full military send-off at Arlington National Cemetery.
     He was fun. He was clever. He was a great partner to Aunt Pat and a chef extraordinaire. In honor of John Bender and the legacy he leaves behind, let's celebrate life today. Let's celebrate life and remember to remember all of the ones we have lost too soon.

I hold a special place in my heart for all of those who have died before their time.