This was definitely an on the road with Janet weekend. My sister K and I decided that we would like to represent our father's family at our cousin's memorial service in Wisconsin this past Saturday. It would mean a couple of long distance trips for both of us, but we are glad we made the effort. K was able to get a flight into Chicago on Thursday. So I drove up to O'Hare and we ended up arriving within a few minutes of each other. Unfortunately, her luggage didn't. Another few miles and we were at daughter E's home in the northern suburbs. (Luckily the luggage arrived before midnight.)
Early Saturday morning we left for central Wisconsin. Our cousin was a talented guy. A few years ago, he had built this beautiful log home for his family. As he was a Vietnam vet, the flag flying at the front door on the day of his service was very appropriate.The intermittent snow flurries all day didn't discourage the many friends and family from attending the service. There were many business associates, fellow Harley riders, and hot rod enthusiasts along with a moving tribute by the Veterans Honor Guard. It is sad that events like this bring us together but the funny stories and good memories flowing along with the tears comfort the hearts of those left behind. We'll miss you Bill, and thanks for the memories!
It's been a long day and a long weekend with many other things to blog about - but I think this is it for tonight. Watch for more another day.