Sunday, October 21, 2012

Can it really be 20 years?

Dear Dad,
It's been 20 years since Rusty and I watched you breathe your last. Not a day goes by that we don't miss you. Ed took your great-grandson Cooper Charles Propes to get a big boy haircut today. I know you would be excited that Charles is his middle name. You would have a great time with him and with your other great-grandson Kermit Alexander Dominguez. What fun you would have visiting him in Japan, especially because you did not get to make that trip when Ed and I lived there.

All in all, I think you must be very proud of the careers and progress your children have made since you left. We are still spread out, from Japan, to Colorado, to Texas, to Maryland, to Amsterdam but try to get together as often as we can. Next weekend, Rusty, Trude and I will travel to Golden to spend time with Mom and Peg. You will certainly be in our thoughts and we will toast you more than once.
Charles Newton Cone, Jr.
08 Jun 1927 - 21 Oct 1992

Chuck Cone with Grace Colby Branchflower
 and the first Patches
at Pine Lawn Farm circa 1970


Had to include one of my favorite photos of you and Grace on the farm as today is her birthday. Oh, how much we would love to hear your wonderful, deep voice again.

Lots of love,
from all of us.

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