This weekend I learned of a neighbor’s passing. On April 30, Thomas Victor Terry died in his home at the age of 83. I will miss him.

The first time I met Tom was over twenty years ago. I was the mother of a young child then and Tom walked over to introduce himself. He told me he heard our son playing in the yard and enjoyed our son’s laughter. Tom invited us to come over any time we wanted to use his pool. He said he did not get in it anymore but loved when the neighborhood children did. We took Tom up on his offer and have enjoyed his pool ever since.

More than his pool, I enjoyed getting to know Tom. He was a natural storyteller…

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