Tuesday, July 26, 2011

David John Rader

Today happens to be five whole years since my husband, best friend, companion, partner, soul mate, confidante, and chum passed away. I still think he's around sometimes, making sure things are going to be okay. But I can't believe so much time has gone by! He loved history and cemeteries, genealogy, our kids, grandkids, brother and sisters, aunts, moms and dads, and pets, and we all miss him! His favorite thing was to be helpful to someone. I just don't want him to ever be forgotten.

Our wedding day, July 5, 1988 at the Howard County Courthouse in Kokomo, Indiana.

At the shore of Lake Erie.

A drill for Christmas.

Triumph! At the top of Seneca Rock, West Virginia with my brother, Jeff, circa 1989.

With his Aunt Grace and cousin Ralph - it was Aunt Grace's birthday.

At left, with his sister Sue, brother Bob and sister Pati.

Placing a veteran's marker and flag at Thomas Coady's gravestone in Mater Dolorosa Cemetery in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.