Waving goodbye to John Downing

The grim reaper has been tough on Ontario lately. When I first moved to the Kickapoo Valley, an elderly neighbor told me, “They always go in threes.” It seemed like there was truth to that until I thought about it. Where do the three start? Is this one the beginning of a new group of three or the last of the most recent bunch? Who knew?

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