Well, it was not unexpected, this is for sure. Steve Raab, Gus’ son in law contacted me yesterday morning to inform me of Gus’ passing. Shortly after his morning shower, shave and bed change, he simply went to sleep, never to reawaken. He is now with his beloved dog Gabe, Ann’s dog Sophie, and Lil’… Continue reading Here’s To It And From It And To It Again. If I Hadn’t Met Ya’, I Wouldn’t Let Ya’, But Since I Met Ya’, I’ll Let Ya’ Again… In Memoriam – Gus Stager 1923-2019
I have been having way too much fun since returning to Port Hadlock and Port Townsend, where my storage unit and address are. After working with Gus and his daughter Ann and her husband Steve, and working on Project Honda, doing my writing lessons, reading, and otherwise enjoying my relationship with the known Universe; I… Continue reading Since My Last Post
Gus is now at his daughter’s house and doing as well as could be expected. His Alzheimers and dementia are his biggest problems now.
Gus, my old friend, took a seriuous spill the other day. This 97 year old pal broke his hip. Not a real good thing, if you are any age! So, knowing Gus as well as I do, I signed up for duty in the Hospital, to protect the Nurses and their assistants from him!
Ikaika loved his job as a park ranger for the Hawaiian State Park system. Being native born, his parents taught him the traditional ways of the Hawaiian peoples, and how to integrate it with the modern era, which included a stint in the Navy, where he had been a Seal. So in his role as… Continue reading High Water in Paradise
In my childhood, my parents drove us kids around in Lady B. Originally a classic and stately 1935 Buick, she sported running boards, and a spare mounted on the back. The back seat was enormous, with wide forward facing rear doors. But in 1953, old Lady B was a sad relic of her former glory days. … Continue reading Why Do You Think They Called Them SUICIDE Doors For?