The Stennis entering the harbor.
- Another old friend died. Patrick Latham. He was part of my group of friends who helped me raise my two teenaged daughters during my first years alone. Bill and JR, and Frankie were the others. These guys helped hold me together when I was drinking very heavily and knew not what I did. Lately, I would see him often in the store…usually Mondays, but he’d also come in on Wednesdays. As he got older and his particularities grew more, I liked him less. Still he was a friend. Many folks remember him as the man who walked his dog on the cliffs every day and talked about OB in the old days. There will be a gathering at Dusty Rhoads Park September 13th at 1pm.