Saturday, May 2, 2009

Day 122 May 2

Ruth Allsup, 1924-2009, on this day leaves behind Percy, my grandfather, pictured here. Percy's health is also failing and the coming days will bring many memories of their and our lives together. While they were not Romeo and Juliet or Brad and Angelia, it occurred to me again today that this couple have long been my model for everyday heroes. From my perspective they have pursued and lived honest lives. Percy was brought to tears several months ago recounting his days in the cockpit of a fighter plane. He is now confined to the cockpit of a hospital bed and I suspect he will shortly fly it to join his bride.

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