In my many years of writing this blog I’ve only written about my personal life a few times. Today I write with a heavy heart about the loss of my wife Janet of 34 years. Jan passed away early Sunday morning after a 4.5 year battle with breast cancer.
Because of her tremendous support I have been able to interact and help so many of you in a variety of ways. She grew up on a dairy farm and swore she would never marry a farmer. Instead she chose me.
I’m the one who would come home from farm visits and wash Tingley boots and smelly clothes in the washing machine just before she did a load of towels – and forget to tell her what I had done.
She’s the one who tolerated the many detours in our travels as I drove past yet another production site with another story about the industry. She’s the one who kept the home fires burning as I traveled far and wide working with all of you in this industry.
Her laughter, smiles and most of all love are already greatly missed.