This photo of me and Vickie was taken at Christmastime, 2016, and is one of my favorite pictures of her. At that point, she had completed her first round of chemo and radiation and we were hopeful that the cancer was gone. It returned in mid-2017, however, and she spent two years fighting it some more. She passed away on January 16th of this year. In the other pictures, I always thought I was tall, but compared to my 16-year old grandson, Blake, I look like Little Jimmy Dickens! And I love this picture of me with Maxine Brown. She was one of my favorite people in country music, and could make me laugh at the drop of a hat. Sadly, we lost Maxine, the last remaining member of The Browns, in January too. Her book, “Looking Back To See,” remains one of my all-time favorites.