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Memoir by local veteran, A Lucky, Lucky Man x 12

November 11, 2017

Announcing the book release of local veteran, Jim Foseid’s memoir, A Lucky, Lucky Man x 12.

We received our copy today, right in time for Veteran’s Day.

Inspiration to document his own story came to Foseid after attending our Veteran’s Day Brunch last year.

An except from the forward,

“We were all brought up being very patriotic. Our country was at war at the time, and we did what we thought was the right thing to do: stick up for your country. My brother Tom was a radio operator in Da Nang. My brother Mark was in the Marine Corps Reserves. Mike had been in the Navy for Bay of Pigs, too … I went into the service on September 17, 1967.” 

To download the memoir (as a pdf) simply click on the following link:

Please enjoy the work of this beautiful memoir.  Thank you!

Carey Cress Fose



David’s passing was a shock to all of us. In a state of confusion you helped us bring peace, honor and respect to David.

From the moment you extended your hand and lovely smile to our grieving mom and sister until the final hug after Jeff’s funeral we knew you were special.

We are having difficulty expressing our gratitude but please know we are so overwhelmed with the service you provided us in this time of need.

You made our time somehow manageable, with efficiency, professionalism, and a deep sense of ethics. I keep telling people that I have a funeral director to recommend.

Thank you for all your idea’s and making our wants come true for George’s memorial service. I will be sure and let others know of the kindness of you & Cress Funeral Home.

Thank you so much for the excellent care you took in handling the funeral arrangements for Earl. Your attention to every detail was so personal to us.