Down here in the lower west end of Kentucky Paulette and I are hanging in there too. Sue is still in Lafayette and doing well from all I've heard.
I hope heaven is all you hoped it would be and the Angels sing as sweet as we think they do.
Keep and eye out for your dad, Sue and me, we'll probably all be along before to much longer. It would be nice to have someone show us around and God knows you probably already know everyone there.
Miss you nephew and love you still.
Uncle Mel (a.k.a., #3)
Rick was shy and hid behind his dads leg. Didn't take long for him to come around and started talking my leg off. He was a joy to our family. I watched him grow and become a man over the years and become one of the most extroverted people I have ever know in my life. He would talk the limbs of a tree if left to his with it for long.
Along life's road we all face many obstacles. Many cross roads where we have to choose which road to take. Rick was no exception. If he chose wrong, he always found his way home again. I couldn't be more proud of him if he was my own.
Our little family has suffered many deaths in recent years and is now down to just a few of us left. With the loss of Ricky we all feel fewer heart beats in our family. We miss him, love him and pray that he finds Joyce, mom, dad, Jr., and the rest that has gone before him.
We miss you Rick!
#3 (Melvin, "Uncle Mel")
My Heart is heavy, he was my first love and the father of our son Scotty.
Love you all,