In the past month I have attended funerals for two men who were the type of people phrases like "pillar of the community" and "salt of the earth" were created to describe. There are so many reasons I am thankful to have known men like these. They taught me much...
A moral compass and abiding faith are the best means for keeping a life on track.
People will remember if you have treated them kindly.
Your word is your bond.
Truly big people have no need to make others feel small.
Marriage is a lifetime commitment.
Parenthood is both a great responsibility and greater joy.
Neither fame nor wealth are the true measure of a man.
Understated wit is far more funny than the crude, in-your-face banter that often passes as humor.
Quiet souls run deep.
A noteworthy person feels no need to be noticed.
We can change the world quietly, starting in our own little sphere of influence by living a life others aspire to emulate.
Rest in peace, Vern and Tim. You have earned it.