I am so sorry for the pain you are going through with soon to lose your father. He is a very special brother to me. I can remember one time when i was 6 or 7, when we lived in hammond. Fred was probably 12 or 13 and had a paper route and had a big bike. Well anyway he taught me how to ride it and then left with his friend jackie nance. He taught me how to ride it but not how to get off. I rode that bike for about an hour until i just fell off. Many things growing up i would not have been able to do if it was’nt for your father. I remember for 3 years getting to go to church camp because he paid the way and some times gave mom money so i would have what i needed in clothes and shoes for the camp and i have never forgotten that. He urged me to read, some of the books were long and boring, but i wanted to please him. to this day i remember some of the poems he urged me to memorize. he had quite an influence in my life. I love history partly because of your dad.