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Francis Fletcher

I just got word that my uncle Francis died today. He was 90 years old, and the last living sibling of my Grandma’s! As I was growing up, Francis was always a lot of fun- he seemed to enjoy “teasing” us kids in any way he could. Here are some of my fondest memories of Francis:

Francis Fletcher
This photo is at least 30 years old-
It’s the only one I can find
When I was around 6 or 7 years old, we were driving around on his farm- We saw a white tail Jackrabbit- he told me to shoot it-so, I did! After that day, every time I’d see him, he would give me grief about shooting that rabbit. He would tell me how he hadn’t see another one on his land since. My defense, he told me to shoot it! His reply to that: “I didn’t think you’d hit it!”I am blessed/cursed with the famous “Fletcher cowlick”. Francis would always tell me I was standing to close to the cows… and I needed to stop letting them lick my head…

At one point in his life, he looked a lot like Buffalo Bill.

Rest in peace Francis-