Hi Homer this is Pamela ~
I have a 90th birthday card for you that I was going to stick in the mail today. It's not the regular
naughty card, this one is really kinda sweet. I know it's a month early, but I just want to tell you
thank you for the past decade ~ it's been so much fun!!! Thank you for being mom's co-pilot,
first mate, and cohort in crime. Oh yeah, I know about the “controlled burn”, and I know about
you three crazy kids driving a semiload of old tires??? I've heard all about your escapades!!!
But thank you for being mom's companion, intrepid traveler, and seriously, how many people
can say they've seen both Antartica and Alaska in the span of 18 months??? You and mom
traveled the world together and had great adventures. I am so grateful you found each other.
I remember when we first met. I asked what your intentions were toward my mother. I mean
your are a man of collections ~ friends, stamps, coins, car parts, and all things automotive. You
assured me in all earnestness and with all of your heart that you were a one woman man. After
you convinced us that you weren't a gigolo, we started talking about the “20 Year Plan”! Mom
was 70 and you were 80, so we figured 20 years was a pretty decent run. But 10 years is a very
decent run too. You two set a wonderful example of mature, accepting, true love. Thank you
Homer. I have that sign over my fireplace. “Live well, laugh often, love much.” You grabbed my
arm and said, “Pamela, if you laugh often and love much, you will have lived well.” Homer, you
lived well. And I'm pretty sure there are gonna be plenty of crackers in heaven.
I have a quote from Louisa May Alcott, “Love is the only thing we can carry with us when we go,
and it makes the end so easy.”
Via con Dios, Homer. We love you.
And this is from Ed:
You and Rosemary soared above the pettiness and sailed together through the waters of
adversity to find the sea of happiness.
P.S. If you happen to bump into my Grandpa Lester up there, and I bet you will, I would love to
hear you two talk ~ ”Here's the thing” and “That's all there is to it”. Here's the thing, Homer ~
thank you for being part of our lives. That's all there is to it.