Wednesday, August 19, 2015

At a 90th Birthday Party for My Friend Bette Stokes

My friend, Bette Stokes, (in the middle) celebrated her 90th birthday this month several times. I was at the party held at her apartment building in Portland. Don Dagg and Sally Anderson are on the left, myself and Lynn Dagg on the right. Even though I've lost 35 lbs since the first of the year, this photo shows I still have a ways to go...

Bette is one of the most amazing people I have ever known, smart, energetic, focused, always supportive. She was a great friend to my late wife, Janis Ahalt Riker. All five of us in this picture are volunteers on a committee together.