Jakes Hotel

Dear Jakey, The last few weeks, or maybe month, I have been inundated with thoughts, conversations, and different ideas about grief. I have talked more about you in the last month, and to more people, than I have in the previous few years. It is not that I didn’t talk...
Back Again

Back Again

Dear Jakey, After a 7 year hiatus, I returned to writing to you earlier this month. It was done away from this blog and really gave me a chance to think about all the things that these letters meant to me and why I stopped writing. It was like dipping your toe in the...

just a little late

Dear Jakey, On Valentine’s Day Miss Trish left you a beautiful note and I promised you I would write it for you and I forgot. So here it is, better late than never: Dear Jakey, Well buddy, it’s Valentine’s Day today and our hearts are missing you...

sad thoughts

Dear Jakey, It seems that all around me, or at least in this world that I know so well, there is so much death lately. And such hardships for little fighters. And Jakey, it sort of crushes me each time but I also can’t stop following the stories and the fights...

on a lighter note

Dear Jakey, As I was leaving your grave tonight I was laughing about all the silly names we have for you. In no particular order, here are some: Jake-a-licious Jake-a-saurus Jakey-poo Jakester peanut The Master little buddy Jake-a-roni Rock Star I am sure there are...