Hanging in Eureka, Alaska is my brother’s hat. One year ago today his canoe tipped and at the age of 26 he drowned in the frigid Alaska water. The chaplain said he inhaled the water (only 38 degrees F) and when it hit his lungs his body immediately went into shock. He “fell asleep” before he drowned. I don’t know how he spent his final minutes, I just know they were his last. On Tuesday we sprinkled his ashes and left his hat behind. I will always miss my brother.
If you look at the hat you can see some bullet holes. Kody and Shawn (my youngest brother) were out shooting and they ran out of targets. So what do they do? They shoot Kody’s hat full of holes.