Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tami's thoughts on paper

Glen Visser

A man with the plan to help others and treat each person as a friend. You may have only met him once, but you will always hold a place in his heart. With a joke you never knew what to expect next because he always had something interesting to say and a smile on his face.

A year ago was my first experience with Glen and his wife Jeanie, we were riding the banks of the Des Moines River, and the stories Glen told us about his childhood, you know when you walked to school uphill both ways in snow up to your belly kind of stories.

Riding mules with glen was a pleasure, but at the same time, it was a challenge. Never a dull moment, and never a path traveled the same way twice.

Thinking back on one ride I was waiting for an important phone call and noticed my phone was gone. Glen stopped dead in his tracks and we turned to retrace our steps back. With all of us looking the old man found the phone.

I wish I could have more memories with this giant of a man. My father died of cancer and the saying that got ME through it was, heroes are remembered, but legends never die. So when you go out on the banks of the Des Moines river maybe you will hear this legend in the wind, laughting and telling jokes with A big smile on his face.


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