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May 11, 2021 - I've uploaded new photos into the Cartago, Colombia folder, and added a new photo album called Quimbaya, check out the photo album!

School starting

Aug 30, 2010

Cheryl standing in front of giant Spruce Tree.

Well, I've made it through the roughest bit so far since Cheryl's death - dealing with all the legal stuff. I have been surprised by the amount of money one has to pay out before ever getting a penny from the life insurance - almost 22 grand! I was told the credit card companies will 'forgive' the debt on the cards of the deceased if you send them a copy of the death certificate, but alas, that is not true.

Moving along

Aug 4, 2010

Cheryl standing in front of the world

I have been in Washington state for a week and a half now. We had a grave side service and a memorial service last saturday. The grave side service was difficult for me. David, Austin and I placed Cheryl in the inurnment vault. The memorial service was very nice. It wasn't easy of course, but there were well over one hundred people there. Since then I am driving around the state visiting relatives that couldn't make it to the services.

Cheryl suffered a massive stroke

July 21, 2010

Cheryl and Chip at our 25th anniversary party.

On July13th, in the later afternoon while she was resting, Cheryl suffered a massice stroke in the cerebellum part of her brain. We kept her on life support, a ventilator, for a couple days until all the family members could arrive from out of state to see her and say their last goodbyes. Friday the 16th in the afternoon we had a time of prayer with the hospital chaplain and turned off the machine. Cheryl never suffered any pain or agony or suffering.