The Folks We’ve Met After Andy’s Death

The Folks We’ve Met After Andy’s Death After Andy’s death, we were visited by a number of politicians who wished to pay their respects. Some were very sincere.  For example, then Senator Mike DeWine simply rang our doorbell and paid a visit.  We welcomed him...

Pouring The Footers

No structure can survive throughout the years without a strong foundation.  It was necessary for us to pour deep footers that would provide the stability needed to make the scholarship effort an absolute reality. Mary from the Lakeland Foundation came to our home to...

How It All Began

It was a pleasant afternoon on February 26, 2005. I had just finished baking a cake for my wife when the doorbell rang. My heart sank when Sheila opened the door, revealing a Marine lieutenant colonel and two other Marines behind him. I knew then and there that we...