his own, self-penned obituary sure makes me feel like I did. What a joy to read. Humorous. Tender. Loving. And real. Gives me an idea to perhaps pen my own, too. My takeaway from his writing is that we MUST live our lives as we want! We MUST! 'Cause regardless the age we leave this planet, we're leaving too soon. God bless, Val Patterson. God bless him indeed!