Continuing the cards and letters sent following my Dad's death, April 7th, 2006:
It has taken me awhile to write this note. Even tho you and Bill were a distance away in miles, you were ever present in our hearts.
Bill's watercolor is a constant reminder of God's work, in giving us beauty to enjoy and giving Bill the ability to capture that beauty forever. We treasure it very much.
We're glad to hear that you do not intend to make any radical changes in your lifestyle right away. Give yourself time to "reconnoiter".
It took Walter almost three years to become "at ease" living in town after having lived in the "country" for over 65 years. We live in a small town with a caring church family, gardening friends and of course our son and daughter in-law.
Our garden is at its peak bloom and more folks are stopping to take a closer look at all the different flowers. They were a little shy at first and most didn't realize that we are a display garden and enjoy having people visit.
We've had our share of doctor's visits this spring and have had to overcome some hurdles. We've been blessed to be able to maintain the garden and participate in church and related activities.
You mentioned that Bill wrote his memoirs. We are very interested in reading them. So many people have told us that we should put our memories in writing because of the many endeavors we have been involved in. I feel the Lord directed us to take the paths we have.
I know that He will sustain you in the future as He has in the past.
With all our love,
Walt and Sara
We miss all you guys.