You were standing on the deck at the lake, Janet at your side. I chose this picture for your obituary. Yes, I thought, this is how you left us.
You were enjoying your dog Butters playing with Pia's dog Walrus. You were happy for the dogs, for the space you loved, their playfulness making you happy, your family and the love of your life by your side.
This is the last picture of took of you, July 4th weekend of 2011. A week or so later, you were dead. This is how I will forever remember you.
Below, is the full picture, you and Janet Lee, your fiance, smiling at the dogs.
This is our last meal, at Redfish, you, Janet, Pia and Jason, your Dad and me, celebrating our 45th Anniversary.
Your dog Butters is now living with Johnny Tully, the young neighbor across the street who offered her a home.
This is your backyard after your death. Your friends and neighbors came over, and they tore down, cleaned up, and installed a new garden. Janet designed the garden of your dreams and she made it happen in just a few weeks.
Even friends from high school were here. In this photo, on the left, is Jordan, the friend you had in junior high.
You were most loved, son. You are missed.