I just got news from Merilyn that Everette passed away around 3PM ET today. Everette was Dad and Roaul’s cousin, and had been someone I’d heard about all my life.
I’m sure I had seen Everette when Grandma and Grandpa were buried in the mid-80s, but I don’t really remember specifically seeing him. Of course, I saw him at both Dad and Roaul’s funerals over the last few years.
I really hate this for Charlotte and Missy — I remember how tough it was when Dad died, and there’s nothing to say or do that helps. I can’t help but think, though, that all of them are in heaven, cutting up, telling tall tales, and smiling down on us.