A Tragic Event

I had a hard time making up my mind to add this post. I have tried to make this blog upbeat and positive so, I seriously considered just leaving this out. But, in life, the bad too often comes along with the good. So, if I am going to blog about all the positive events, I really should report the sad times too.

I attended my first soaring club meeting last weekend and, a new member orientation afterward. I have not been doing any flying though. A very untimely death in the family has been occupying my mind and time lately.

My nephew has been missing since April 5th. Everything pointed to his having drowned in the Chippewa River in northern Wisconsin. That was confirmed when his body was found last Thursday and positively identified yesterday. Georgia and I will be leaving in the morning (Friday) to attend the funeral on Saturday.

  • Anonymous says:

    Godspeed to you and your family… thoughts and prayers go with.

  • Anonymous says:

    I am sorry for your loss, and will pray for you and your family.

  • Gary says:

    Tom & Georgia,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mary and I will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    I too have struggled about posting such information on my blog. I do agree that this is part of our life and the good does come with some bad at times. I hope you find strength in the special memories you both shared.

    Gary & Mary

  • Tom says:

    Thanks you all for your kind wishes. The memorial to Russell was very well done and, I believe, went a long way to bring closure to all who cared about him.

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