|Christmas Circa 1992|
I was about 12 years old when this photo was taken. The man on the right was Terry Lane. Terry was a friend of my mothers who I spent many years of my life around. He was a great man and he loved me more than any other man in my life. He always treated me like his son. He was around for nearly every Christmas.
Terry unfortunately died on Decemenber 18th 1997. Terry was a victim of a faulty space heater while camping in his van. He was a former merchant marine and an avid windsurfer. If it was a windy day you knew Terry was going to be late to whereever he was expected to be. Whenever there is a strong windy day I always laugh because I know he is late for whatever God has planned for him. Today look at those you love and tell them you love them because you never know when they, like the wind, will pass.
PS: Yes that is an Old Milwaukee Light beer in my hand. Terry was also "thrifty" with his money. You will never see an Old Milwaukee Light beer in my hands ever again. I would not even feed that beer to my plants.