"Do not pray for me and don't sing any hymns. I don't want a memorial service. Just have a party and remember me."
Arnold was in WWII as a cook.
He cooked for generals, and at the end of the war he was in Germany when Hitler fell.
After he came home he worked at Sears repairing appliances for twenty years, and raised his family.
After his retirement his mother (my grandmother Hattie Seagraves) became ill. He and his little sister Regina decided to take care of her. They at first worked as apartment managers, taking turns taking care of their mom. Then later at a mobile home park. Regina was the manager and Arnold was the assistant manager. Both remarried, but Arnold second marriage was not to last.
His mother passed away in 1985 and he retired fully.
Later he married his high school sweetheart Vi
and settled in the city of Pleasanton.
He is survived by his wife Vi and his four lovely children (2 girls and 2 boys) several grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren.
His last words were to his oldest daughter Suzy's husband, "You better take care of my little girl."
American river bridge, that we crossed this on the way
"Hi Dave, I'm your cousin Janice. We're lost."
He gave us the names of two streets to look out for on the way back.
Thank goodness he did. I think we were at least ten miles off course, if not more. Dave's house is in a very scenic area.
Lovely houses were on every side of the road.