Archive for March, 2010

Welcome Home

Charles Richard Reid, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, returned with honors to his heavenly home today. 

Charles Richard Reid

To his immediate family, we extend our love and condolences.   We will miss him, and we know that he will miss those he has left behind.  We take comfort, however, knowing that Dick was welcomed home with open arms by so many who came before him.  Surely, his dear Ila was there to greet him, along with father George, mother LaVon, and brother Don. 

The line of greeters would not have ended there.  Dick spent much of his adult life searching for, and learning all he could, of those who came before him.  Among the fruits of that labor came Dick’s keen awareness of his heritage that transcends far beyond genealogical curiosity.  Dick knew many of his distant ancestors nearly as well as he knew his own children.  So, as he made his way through the long line of welcoming out-stretched arms, it’s not likely that many introductions were necessary.  “Welcome home”, was surely a repeated refrain, as was Dick’s likely reply, “I’ve been anxious to meet you.” 

Yes, we’ll miss you, Dick, and we look forward to seeing you again in a coming day.  Until then, we sense that you’ll continue your quest to connect with those who came before you, and when possible, that you’ll do what you can to share that knowledge with us.

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