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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Troy Matthews

Cheri, Darlene, Baby Gage, Troy and Garrett
August 2006

Troy Matthews

Three years ago today, my father-in-law Troy died of cancer, and I am feeling pretty wimpy.  I really miss him, and wish that I had gotten more time with him.  I did get four years, but that wasn't enough.  I had so much that I wanted to learn from him.  He was kind of like me in some ways ... always wanting to learn something new. 

Troy would get an idea and then immerse himself in it ... wells, fishing, hydroponic gardening, computers, chipper machines, genealogy, religion ... whatever interested him.  Troy was always in school informally.

A Navy Sea-Bee, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, bishop of his church, successful business owner ...Troy was in charge and did everything to his best.  Good, better, best, never let it rest, until the good is better and the better's best.

I know Troy isn't far away, because I can feel him around the property at times.  He can see us; we just can't see him, and I like knowing that he is keeping an eye on things.   

Sure do miss you, father-in-law.



Anonymous said...

Very nice Kathy. I miss him too! Shanna

Anonymous said...

Thank you Shanna. :>)

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