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Christmas 1958 - Steve, Tom, and Grandpa Wiebe. Family.
My brother Steve, Stephen Alton Wiebe, died recently of heart failure; he was 66 years old. Steve's wife, family and friends were around him at the end of his life, a life whose last years were painful and difficult. Steve, my older brother, is no longer suffering. I will miss him.
My sister-in-law, Shelby Ferguson, died recently while walking in her garden. Shelby was my wife Cindy's older sister, and I have known her for more than half of my life.
I married into the Ferguson clan, who made me a part of their family, and indeed, at home. Shelby was kind and gracious and loving to me, and made me feel welcome, and when I think of Shelby I will always remember that. Love you, Shelby.
Book Briefly Noted, Title Flora of the Pacific Northwest, Author C. Leo Hitchcock, Arthur Cronquist, Rating 4.0,
Flora of the Pacific Northwest
C. Leo Hitchcock, Arthur Cronquist
Flora of the Pacific Northwest is an excellent dichotomous key of indigenous regional flora. It served as one of my texts for a college class in Systematic Botany, which I feared would be deathly dull, and so proved the lectures, but the laboratory unexpectedly turned out to be a rewarding journey exploring the world without and the world within.
While doing some spring cleaning, Cindy came across some discrete milestones ofÂ our courtship, perhaps a short and selective history of Cindy’s path to my heart, assisted by her pal Snoopy.
I came across this provocative double-entendre comic from the great Bizarro Comics. As a left-hander, I laughed my head off.