19 January, 2017
Written by Les Ferguson, Jr.
My Cole was quite the funny guy. He loved sports of every variety and could carry on a conversation about it. But, his mental disabilities made him a contradiction in terms (aren’t we all?).
To the day he died, he absolutely loved Barney the purple dinosaur.
He was always up for one of the silly movies about the golden retrievers–you may remember the most well-known, Air Bud.
If I had a dollar for every time in his almost twenty-two years we heard or sang The Wheels on the Bus, I’d be a rich, rich man.
The wheels on the bus go round and round
Round and round, Round and round
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