Daily Archives: Sunday, March 13, 2016

Remembering friends

Just this week, I learned of the passing of Tom Bortvit, former resident and owner of Jigglin’ George, Too in Branson, Missouri.
Tom and his wife Becky were for many years very generous supporters of The Branson Veterans Day Room. Whenever we would visit their store during the year they were always excited for us to see the new arrivals of patriotic items, saying “don’t forget to come back before Veterans Week, we’ll have some stuff for you”. And when we did, we left their store laden down with wonderful donations for our drawing. We never left without a personal “Thank You” from them, for our effort in the Day Room. And even though we always let them know how much we appreciated them, I’m not sure they ever really realized what an impact they had in the Day Room. Jigglin’ George, Too is now closed and Becky no longer lives in the area. They both had such loving hearts for our Veterans and we will miss them both.  Rest well Tom…… We’ll see you later!