Cousin Jesse
Friday October 16th 2020, 8:51 pm
Filed under: Family,Life,Politics

The knitting entirely eluded me so far today. It just… I mean…

My mother-in-law grew up on a dairy farm in the mountains beyond Salt Lake City; her dad, who was also the high school principal, retired by changing it to a cattle ranch.

My husband’s folks drove cross country several summers of his growing up for the kids to help out on the farm and have some of the experiences and chores their mother thought an essential part of their growing up–and she wanted them to know their Utah cousins well.

I got to know them a little, too, the first few years we were married, though in the last few decades it’s all been at weddings or funerals.

One of them married and raised a son with Tim Birt.

I found myself nodding my head at the descriptions of what a nice person their son was; he sounds just like his mom.

Richard showed me the message she’d sent to his phone this morning.

A “well regulated militia” is not crazy people in the middle of the night waving guns at strangers who want to help.

The Zoom funeral is Saturday.

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That is both sad and infuriating. I hope they find the person who shot him. We need a bit more calm in our world, especially now.

Comment by Anne 10.17.20 @ 1:50 am

That hurts at my very soul.

Comment by Afton 10.17.20 @ 4:05 am

What a terrible loss for the world. He sounds like such a generous, kind soul. I am so very sorry for your family’s loss.

Comment by Pegi F 10.17.20 @ 5:29 am

I’m so sorry. Such a loss…for his family & the world.

Comment by Jayleen Hatmaker 10.17.20 @ 6:57 am

Oh I am so sorry to hear this. What a tragedy to lose such a bright and promising young man.

I am sending prayers to the whole family.

Comment by Chris S in Canada 10.17.20 @ 7:37 am

Oh. My. What a tragic loss to everyone. My condolences to all who knew him.

Comment by DebbieR 10.17.20 @ 9:42 am

I am so very, very sorry. Awful and terrible and a rotten thing to happen.

Comment by ccr in MA 10.17.20 @ 2:24 pm

What a terrible thing. I’m so, so sorry. BP

Comment by Betty Catherine 10.17.20 @ 5:52 pm

I’m so sorry about this! How terribly sad.

Comment by LauraN 10.18.20 @ 1:41 pm

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