If you can keep a dry eye during Taps at a funeral you might want to check your pulse.
Today was the funeral for our friend Jim Cochran who lost his fight with cancer much too soon. Jim was 57 and still had a lot of life and love in him.
Because of his service for our country (MSgt. Air Force) he received full military honors. The ceremony was tough enough to get through, the gun salute was chilling.
Jim’s final resting place will be in his native state of West Virginia.
I lived there once.
Wheeling, 1984 just at the foot of Oglebay Park. Slogan on the state’s license plate was “Almost Heaven”. Just checked, now it says “Wild, Wonderful.”
While he was a wonderful person, the former was more appropriate for Jim.
We’ll miss you my friend.