This is the picture the funeral home had up on their sign from when he bought the Harley in January. Grandpa had gone for a ride with Uncle Jeff just a few days before he died. Linda Bristow did a wonderful job at the service telling about his life and the friendship between their two families.
|Robert Keith Paddock|
January 25, 1938 - May 23, 2015
In Tennessee, I took a few photos of James standing with my dad's marker. It would have been neat if James had waited 4 more days to have a September 19th birthday as well, but September 15th is still pretty close.
Someone - maybe Betty or Cindy - was telling me about how my dad would take a blanket and sleep on the floor of the linen closet at the end of the hall at the house in Malden when he was a little kid, and that made me smile because Amelie went through a phase when she liked to drag her bedding into her small closet and sleep there.