The Douthitt's lived on what was a field of flowers next to our house. Our Dad sold the property to Jerry and we had new friends gowing next door. We went from the flowers we'd pick to the flowers that picked us.
Jerry would qualify as one of my personal "people you'll always
remember." He was one of the first to offer a helping hand. His energy
working in the yard tired ME out and I was a kid. If I had a question
Jerry'd take a few minutes and answer it. From why a worm could still
live if it was cut in half to would a egg really cook on hot blacktop?
Once when I was about 12 I was cutting through Jerry and Thelma's
backyard. They were sitting outside and quietly talking. I didn't want
to bug them so I went back around their place another way. They were
sitting in the almost darkness, leaning close to each other and they
looked content. That is the image I have when I think of Jerry.
Caring, kind, thoughtful, generous and loving.
I wanted to share some memories of a kid who had a grown neighbor who
treated her with respect. Jerry was a very positive influence on me.
Thank you for sharing your Husband, your Dad and your friend. Jerry, you
did a wonderful job.