The other two people who died were husband and wife, married 50 years, too. The wife, Karen died first followed two months later by her husband, Harold. We met in the 70s in San Jose when we bought houses on the same block and our kids played together. We couples made friends and continued our friendship over the years of separation to different areas. They went to Bakersfield and we to Nevada with a 15 year return to Bay Area and then back to Nevada. We would meet occasionally when we traveled either to Bakersfield or they came to Nevada. It was always a joy to reconnect. Our last good visit was in 2008. Broke my heart to hear of their passing.
In recent years we have lost many good and loyal friends and as a memorial to their memories I am posting pictures of these people I loved and cared for.