Tonight was the annual Lighted Trucker's Parade here in Eureka. John and I walked the two blocks by ourselves to watch and take pics. Couldn't help but think of all the times past that we've celebrated with friends on this night. Especially the one in 2005 when Ruben and Tim played music for us right in our living room. Now Tim has passed on and Ruben is severely compromised (no longer able to play) with ALS disease and it's memories like this that can make the holiday season feel sad while reminding us to cherish every moment.