family,  Photography

The headstone is in

I got back yesterday from the headstone commemoration ceremony. It was good to see everyone, and the headstone is very nice. The stone from the military (featured below) was a pleasant surprise.

Sad reminders of things gone.


  • subadei

    Damn, brother, but that is a somber set of photos. My strength to you for your loss.

    This sounds a tad indelicate and for that I apologize, but who was 1st LT John F. French?

    I knocked back to October ’06 here on your blog and came away with naught though I did notice an excellent photo of you looking ready to either swoon the ladies, cow a boardroom or make a saving dive in front of the President.

  • Steve


    It’s not indelicate at all. That’s my dad, he died last year in central Kentucky. It didn’t seem appropriate to write about it at the time, mostly because I didn’t know what to say.

    He and my step-mom moved back to the town they both grew up in a few years ago, that’s where he’s buried near his grandparents and a lot of other relatives from earlier times. I was surprised there was a separate military headstone there (my stepmom handled the arrangements for all of that stuff.) He wasn’t in the army all that long and I didn’t realize they did that.