We got back yesterday evening from Midland, Texas, and the memorial service of my first cousin, Bob Dillard. The whole experience was odd. It was so sad that Bob died so young, but as I told another cousin, Ron, after listening to the obituary, I don't think I knew Bob at all. It was a blessing today to be home and at church. Here are photos I took in Midland. Hope you enjoy them.
This is our daughter Christi working on the usual family puzzle...this one was shaped like a fish with fish-shaped pieces.
These are my cousin Gary and his wife, Carol. She is being honored this Thursday for all she has given to the community of Midland over the years. These photos were all taken at their home.
Raf, cousin Ron, Uncle Elmer (Bob's father)
Gary and Carol's back yard.
Elmer's wife, Doris.
Our daughter, Kathi, is sitting in the middle of this group.
Cousin Bill (Bob's younger brother) with his daughters Amy and Amber.
Old man tree looks on.
Raf, Tracy (Bob's daughter), Vickie (Bob's widow), and Carol
Carol, Elmer, Bill
Christi, Kathi, and Ron
Bill's wife, Carola, with Amy and Amber
Looking at the pool from the house.
Yesterday was Bill's 57th birthday. Tomorrow is Ron's 63rd.