Wine Tasting

Each time we welcome a Vet to ABODE, we send a text to Retired Air Force Colonel Hal Smarkola and he heads right over. In January, Hal shared his sweet message, a small folded American flag and a final salute with Felix, a Vietnam Army Vet, in our Blue Room. Felix’s daughter, granddaughter and tiny baby great granddaughter were with us, proudly watching the special moment.

The morning after his final salute from Hal – and on his dearly departed wife’s birthday – Felix took his last breath, quietly and peacefully. That’s our Navigator Anthony Morales, providing his special blend of care and comfort during Felix’s final hours.

Felix was under the care of Christus Hospice.