This book was inspired by four wonderful, thoughtful, and generous human beings who grace my life with their humor and love. Out of deference to legalities, the names are slightly changed, but Dolly’s remains. The incidences are imagined, but the trip to Salmon, Idaho, was not. A gift from my uncles and their wives while I struggle with permanent and disabling disease.
Were it in their power to do so, a Jake would have been found to also grace my life. Consequently, this book is of their thoughts and what might have been.
This book is dedicated to Dolly, who passed away in February of 2010.