April 5, 2011, would have been my friend Anderson's 53rd birthday.
Instead, some of his friends & family took a short cruise to celebrate his life & say our farewells.
I found out that Mac had been in the Navy, a SeaBee, as a young man.
The Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S John C. Stennis (CVN 74) cruised past.
And the U.S.S. Kidd (DDG100)
I missed the jets that flew over (one of the contrails is in the cloud picture),
We talked about the man that Anderson was. He was a loyal Cincinnati Bengals fan, but we didn't hold that against him. His great sense of humor. That he was one of those guys that just knew stuff. If you had a question on politics, world events, football....ask him, he could tell you. A great and loyal friend.
When the time was right, his ashes were scattered with Bengal orange rose petals and stems of flowers into the current.