Deano died five years ago today. He was seventy years old.
In my earliest memory of him, he looks like this photo. He was twenty-one years old.
This is a photo of Deano supervising the construction of his porch.
It is early summer of 2008.
He plans to sit there watching auto racing and world news.
And that is precisely what he did until he died.
Deano always had a plan.
And, as he and JR Ewing said,
I love it when a plan comes together!
One evening, two days before he died, he was sitting on his porch eating banana pudding.
He looked up at his caregiver who had brought it to him and said,
If a man’s got to die, he ought to do it eating banana pudding.
That is who Deano was.