For Wiley

I'm hoping this post will put a smile on my friend's face during a sad time.  I don't know if your brother will be able to read this, but I wrote a note to him as well...


Dear Wiley, 

If you feel well enough to read this, I want you to know I read the touching article about how you've dedicated your career to serving and protecting your community!  What an amazing life of service you've led!  I don't know you, but I'm grateful to be reminded that there are people like you out there in the world.  Your sister is an amazing woman.  She's compassionate, honest, and very intuitive.  I have a feeling you're both very similar in that regard.  If I knew you felt well enough for a visit, and that it wouldn't freak you out...I'd come straight to you, give you a huge hug and some sweet smelling flowers.  I may be a stranger to you, but I don't care!  All you have to do is say the word and I'm there.  I can read funny stories to you guys (David Sedaris?), bring a favorite food, listen to your favorite adventures about life as a cop, or whatever you guys want!

With Love,

Angela, Ringo, Jeff

A note to anyone else who reads this:

The article about Wiley truly touched my heart; he is a fascinating man.  Reading about him made me grateful for the people who work hard to protect us.   Next time you're out and you a see a cop (even if he just pulled you over for speeding), take a moment to say thanks for what they do!


  1. Anonymous11:30 AM

    I read this article the other day and I must have been really weepy and/or hormonal because I was so sad that I cried, and at the same time, I so glad to learn about this man. It's sad to hear he has a terminal illness, but also so wonderful to see what an honorable life he's led. It helps me not feel so cynical about the world. I love that you're always looking for ways to make people smile. That has such a strong gift that you have, and it's helped me through many dark spots through the years. I love you, girl! You're an amazing friend!

  2. What a lovely, sweet & caring person you are, Angela! I lost your email address!! Send me an email (it can be found on my website)...I would really love to reconnect!!


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