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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.
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.
My wife Cindy, for as long as I have known her, has gladly shared her artistic temperament. Â She is an accomplished singer, painter, and decorator, and has adorned our lives with the beauty of her creations, some evanescent, many more corporeal.
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.