It’s never ever easy to say goodbye to someone we’ve loved.
The Legal Genealogist today is gathering with cousins to do just that… and through the stories and the laughter… there are still the tears.
My Uncle Jerry was a really special guy… and it really hurts to know he’s gone.
Here, as we spread his ashes on his beloved land in McMinn County, Tennessee, are the images we will carry with us…
(He’s the one in the hat… the others are (left to right) my aunts Carol and Marianne and my uncles David and Mike.)
(He’s the big kid in the back… the others are (left to right) my uncle Mike, cousin Bobette and aunt Marianne.)
(With his sister, my aunt Trisha.)
(The banjo player, with his brother Mike.)
(With Mike and the omnipresent pickup truck.)
RIP, Jerry LaStone Cottrell (1934-2016).