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Big Watch

Here is my Facebook post of September 7,  2019 about five weeks after my son died.

One of my favorite periods in Daniel Capes’s short 36 years with us was when he was 12-13 years old. He was always fun to be around, upbeat and easy-going. He had this habit of wearing a big watch on his arm, often an adult-sized watch on his young wrist. This picture was taken in Gulf Shores, AL, in 1996 near the time we went to the Atlanta Olympics. Son, you have so many endearing qualities that we miss. I’m going to get the biggest watch I can find and wear it everyday until your birthday on Feb 28th. We miss knowing that you are in the world.Big watch

Beach Daniel and Jordan

Here is my Facebook post of September 1, 2019, one month after my son died.

One month ago, my middle son, Daniel Capes, died. He was 36 years old. This picture was taken on our annual beach vacation in 2004 in Gulf Shores, AL. Daniel is on the left. Jordan Capes, his younger brother, is on the right. Because we missed the beach trip this year, we took him and the family to a beach house on Galveston Island two weeks before he died. He loved the beach, the breeze, the sound of the waves, and a good book in the shade of a big umbrella. Son, no beach vacation will ever be the same without you, your smile, or your antics. We miss you and hope you are enjoying white shores and beyond, a vast green country under a swift sunrise. Beach Daniel and Jordan

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