I Found The Perfect Home For My Father's Uniform

I have a pretty interesting story to share with you.  As you know I returned to Virginia to be with my family during my brother's final days.  In a previous post I showed you photos of the church I grew up attending and the church's garden where my brother's ashes are buried. 

After Johnny's memorial service I spoke with a man who served in the Army with my father. They were both stationed in Vietnam at the same time.  His name is Bud Jefferies. He told me that when he was getting ready to marry his fiance, Ann, he did not have dress whites to wear. My dad said he could borrow his and he did.  I told Bud that we found daddy's dresses whites in my brother's closet.

When my sisters and I found that uniform,  we were wondering what to do with it. After speaking with Bud I knew exactly what we should do.  So on June 7 Bud and Ann invited me and Mo to their family farm along with friends Carolyn and Bill and I gave Bud my father's dress whites. Turns out it was Bud and Ann's 49th wedding anniversary!

Bub and Ann's beautiful historic farm is along The New River in Radford and has been in Bud's family for 7 generations.  You will also notice the pets, Bud and Ann have big hearts and they are all rescues.

It's nice to find happy moments during a time of such sadness.  I hope you enjoy them.

Happy Father's Day to my Dad in Heaven.

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