A few days ago we heard on SDPB-Radio from NPR that one of my wife's cousins had died. He was author Alan Kent Haruf of Colorado. We really hadn't heard much from that end of the family since about 1985 when they sold the last of their family land here in Tripp County. Kent's father was Methodist pastor Louis Haruf . He and and another pastor married my wife and I too many years ago. Anyway, you can view his obituary at SD Notebook Pages-- Obituaries.
*** Stay tuned for a bit more cheery news later today--- Doug Wiken