Thanks to Diane and Larry, Marlene and Don, Bob is doing well. He says he has been enjoying the love and concern. He also says he is enjoying wonderful food and meals. He, of course, is lonely without Darrell. Bob has read each and every card that arrives by mail for him. He looks forward to receiving the mail and all things considered, he is Ok. Grief is a process and will take time.
Mary Ann Cram, Tucson
A little bird told me that Marlene and Don Carlson will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary today. Wow! That is some accomplishment in today’s world. Congratulations Marlene and Don!
I also know that Marlene was one of the five women that were the love of Darrell’s life. He told me many times that his mother and sisters were the very best. While he experienced his fair share of adversity, he felt blessed to have such a great relationship with his mom and siblings. And so my kudos today go to the special ladies that enriched Darrell Gene’s seventy-four-plus years of life.
For those of you who have asked for Marlene and Don Carlson’s address please note the following: 5485 N. Camino del Penoso, Tucson, AZ 85750. And I would like to post Mary Ann Snyder’s post, prompting me to get this address to you all.
“Dick: I have received calls for Marlene’s address. Can you post it? The Pittsburgh friends will get together near Darrell’s birthday at the end of Aug. We are thinking about Bruchette in the South Side. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412.241.2506.If you have an email address distribution list that you can share I will advise all of date and time for the gathering.
Mary Ann Snyder”
Please keep this blog going for awhile yet. It seems to be a way of keeping the “love line” open. Just another way to keep close to Darrell and now to Bob.
I am still struggling with Darrell’s passing and want so much to have the phone ring and hear a voice say “hello darlin’.” I will miss that terribly. I have called as many of Darrell and Bob’s friends as possible and advised them of Darrell’s passing – a major shock to those who were not aware of his operation. I have told them that Rosanne and I are hoping to put together a “Celebration of Darrell’s life” later on when most of the “summer folk” are back. We hope to have it at Salty Dog, the home that Darrell and Bob loved to come to in the summer. We will let people know as soon as we have a date.
In the mean time I have talked to Bob and was pleased with the call and told him we hope very much that he will come up this summer for a rest. We will all help out in what ever way we can.