About Anthony

Snakes & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails

Anthony loved critters of all shapes and sizes. In addition to cuddly dogs and cats, Anthony loved frogs, toads, lady bugs, turtles, lizards, and especially snakes. Starting around the age of 4 or 5, if you asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he would tell you "A herpetologist! A snake scientist!"


Staci Remembers: Being Weird

Well, I didn't know Anthony very long (only one school year) but I have so many memories of him. I remember when he came on a few church trips with us. It was pretty funny, Anthony, Cole, and Ethan were always being weird. Having them together was just great. He also wrote many books. I remember that he wrote them and he was going to give one to me but he never got a chance. They were just so funny though.


Last night for Valentine’s Day, I came home to this. 


Tonsillectomy Troubles

My two boys had their tonsils removed yesterday. We were at the Primghar hospital from 6:00a.m. to 7:30p.m. Things went well, for the most part, but we can never do anything without some complications or excitement.


Unkel B Remembers: Seeing Each Other

From Uncle Bruce, 10/4/2005

What keeps coming back to me this summer, over and over again, is returning to America and wanting desperately to see Anthony for the first time.


Unkel B: Missed Every Second

From Unkel B, 7/2/2008

Three years feels like a lifetime without Anthony, but at the same time the pain feels like the loss happened only yesterday.


Unkel B: Stained Glass Window

From Unkel B, 6/17/2009

In our lives, we saw each other in bursts,
In quick, stolen moments of time,
Bonds shared by others,
Then splintered into shining shards
That somehow show unity rather than brokenness,
And uniquely complete us and show us
Why we are together,
Why we cling to each other
Even when we’re apart.

When September Ends - Piano

Recorded on September 30, 2012, which would have been Anthony's 21st birthday